Call for 2024 Distinguished Graduate Award Nominees

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 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 DGs demonstrate sustained and active support to the Naval Academy and our alumni. No graduate, no matter how worthy, can be a Distinguished Graduate if they are not nominated by an Association member – so this is your call to action! The window for nominating graduates for the 2024 DGA cycle opens 1 July 2023. We will consider packages for the 2024 cycle submitted on or before 15 October 2023. Please find complete nomination process and selection criteria here and direct questions to CAPT Wes Huey ’87, USN (Ret.), DGA program manager, at or 410-295-4023.