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Funeral Service for Admiral Charles Larson

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 8:00 AM by USNA PAO

Press Release: #068-14

ANNAPOLIS, Md.— The funeral of former Naval Academy Superintendent Adm. Charles Larson will be held Wednesday, July 30, at 10 a.m. at the Naval Academy Chapel.  A burial service at the USNA cemetery will follow immediately.

Admiral Larson was among the most accomplished and influential superintendents in the 169-year history of the Naval Academy, serving in the position twice: from 1983-1986, and again from 1994-1998.

His accomplishments were numerous, including the establishment of the framework with the Naval Academy Alumni Association for USNA’s largest-to-date public/private funding venture which led to the construction of the Brigade Activities Center, now known as Alumni Hall.  He directed the Naval Academy’s 150-year anniversary celebration, and led the effort to build the Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center. 

Admiral Larson also recognized the need for, and enabled the eventual establishment of, what is now the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership.  Among his greatest initiatives was the establishment of the Naval Academy’s Character Development Division immediately upon returning to USNA for his second tour as superintendent.  His strong emphasis on providing character and honor instruction to the brigade was instrumental in leading USNA back from a challenging time in the Academy’s history, both restoring public confidence and repairing the Academy’s reputation and credibility. 

"Admiral Larson's death is a great loss for the Navy family and the U.S. Naval Academy.  He was a great man who served his nation with distinction, honor and dignity.  Lynda and I join the Larson family in grieving his loss,” said U.S. Naval Academy Superintendent Vice Adm. Ted Carter.

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