The U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association considers the Distinguished Graduate Award (DGA) the highest recognition we bestow on a living graduate, recognizing leaders who through their personal example of lifelong service personify the fulfillment of their “potential for future development in mind and character to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship, and government.” As an additional criterion, we consider it vital that our DGAs have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to support the Naval Academy and our alumni. The window for nominating graduates for the 2023 DGA cycle opened 1 July 2022. We will consider packages submitted on or before 15 October 2022. Please find complete nomination process and selection criteria here. Please direct questions to CAPT Wes Huey ’87, USN (Ret.), DGA program manager, at email@example.com or 410-295-4023.