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Honor Courage Commitment Luncheon

The Volgenau Honor, Courage, and Commitment Luncheon series takes place twice a year with a two-fold goal to bring together a group of distinguished guests with midshipmen and faculty, coaches, administrators, and staff from across the Naval Academy to share in a discussion over a meal and to expand knowledge on a topic through stories or ideas that highlight Honor, Courage, and Commitment.

Fall 2022 Volgenau Honor, Courage, and Commitment Luncheon


During the Fall 2022 luncheon, Mr. Alvin Townley, who has written numerous books on leadership, resilience, purpose, and legacy, spoke about his book, Defiant. Defiant shares the untold story of the Alcatraz Eleven, eleven American POWs in Vietnam who the North Vietnamese identified as their most uncooperative and subversive captives.

Spring 2022 Volgenau Honor, Courage, and Commitment Luncheon

Ms. Gayle Lemmon highlights stories from her book Ashley’s War where she writes of the first women soldiers integrated with the U.S. Special Operations Forces.

Photo By Kenneth D. Aston

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