Semper Fidelis Award Ceremony and Dinner


  • 12 March 2016

  • Westfields Marriott, Chantilly, Virginia

Everyone had a wonderful time at the 2016 Semper Fidelis Award Dinner. Each year the Marine Corps University Foundation honors an American of distinction with its Semper Fidelis Award.  Presented annually at the Foundation’s black-tie dinner, the award was established to honor a leader who exemplifies high principles and dedicated service to our country. This year we will honored two fine Americans! 

Award Recipients for 2016:

General John F. Kelly, USMC (Ret)
Mrs. Karen Kelly

The 2016 Semper Fidelis Award Dinner was held on Saturday, March 12, at The Westfields Marriott in Chantilly, Virginia.  The Foundation’s Trustees, Commandant Robert Neller, USMC and Assistant Commandant, John Paxton, USMC were in attendance among many other supporters of the Foundations. 

The Foundation’s Director of Special Events, Ms. Angela H. Blackiston, coordinated the details of the event. For information about next year's dinner, you may direct any questions and requirements to Ms. Blackiston at (703) 640-6835 or her email.  


Capitol Exposure Photography was on hand for professional photos. Inquiries regarding the photos can be sent to:

Capitol Exposure Photography

To view or order any photos online, please go to the link below:

username: mcuf2016

Additional pictures and information will be in the MCUF Newsletter.  If you do not receive the Newsletter and would like to, please contact our office at 703-640-6835.