Semper Fidelis Award Ceremony and Dinner


  • 12 March 2016

  • Westfields Marriott, Chantilly, Virginia

Planning is underway for 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 be honoring two fine Americans! 

Award Recipients for 2016:

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

The 2016 Semper Fidelis Award Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, March 12, at The Westfields Marriott in Chantilly, Virginia.  We expect approximately 600 guests to attend the Dinner.  The Foundation’s Trustees, Military Guests of Honor, former Commandants of the Marine Corps, U. S. Department of Defense officials, a majority of the Washington area Marine Corps senior leadership, members of Congress, and many leaders from the private sector will be among the guests. 

The Foundation’s Director of Special Events, Ms. Angela H. Blackiston, will coordinate the details of your attendance. You may direct any questions and requirements to her at (703) 640-6835 or email