Ambassador John D. Negroponte to Serve as the 2018 Coast Guard Foundation Hedrick Fellow

Posted on February 28, 2018

Ambassador John D. Negroponte will visit the United States Coast Guard Academy on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 as the 23rd Coast Guard Foundation Hedrick Fellow.

While at the Coast Guard Academy, Ambassador Negroponte will participate in cadet-led academic seminars and attend a dinner in his honor. Ambassador Negroponte will deliver the Coast Guard Foundation Hedrick Fellowship Address to the corps of cadets in the evening of the 28th.

The fellowship program was established at the Coast Guard Foundation by Frank E. and Harriet E. Hedrick in 1982 as a way to bring world-renowned political, military and industry leaders to the United States Coast Guard Academy to share their knowledge and insight with cadets and faculty, providing an opportunity for the Coast Guard’s future leaders to learn from the experiences of America's most distinguished leaders.

Past Hedrick Fellows include William F. Buckley, Jr., former Presidents George H.W. Bush, Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter, former Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O'Connor, Warren Burger and Antonin Scalia, former Secretary of State James A. Baker and White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card.

Supporting Coast Guard Academy cadets is an integral part of the Coast Guard Foundation's mission and introducing cadets to prominent leaders is an important step in forming the future officers' leadership skills. The Coast Guard Foundation Hedrick Fellow is a continuing part of that mission.