CNO ADM Jonathan W. Greenert, USN (Ret.)

In 2015, CNO ADM Jonathan W. Greenert, USN (Ret.) was awarded with the Naval Historical Foundation Distinguished Service Award. We recognized his many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: A native of Butler, Pennsylvania, Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1975 and completed studies in nuclear power for service…

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Senator John Warner

In 2010, US Senator John W. Warner was awarded with the NMHS Distinguished Service Award.  We recognized his many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: Retired US Senator John W. Warner will receive the NMHS Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his illustrious career as sailor, marine, Chair of the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission,…

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portrait in uniform

In 2010, Admiral Gary Roughead, USN, Chief of Naval Operations was awarded the NMHS Distinguished Service Award.  We recognized his many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: Admiral Gary Roughead, USN, Chief of Naval Operations, will receive the Society’s Distinguished Service Award, given in recognition of his emphasis on naval history as a Navy-wide…

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Award Recipient

Paul Geddes Pennoyer Jr 192–2010 was a World War II pilot awarded the Navy Cross for extraordinary heroism for Air Group 28 attached to the USS Monterey during the first battle of the Philippines Sea on 20 June 1944. Per the citation: “The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the…

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Award Recipient

In 2008, The Honorable John F. Lehman was awarded the NMHS Distinguished Service Award.  We recognized his many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: John F. Lehman was born on 14 September 1942, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, in 1964, he attended Cambridge…

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portrait in uniform

In 2019, ADM Jay L. Johnson, USN (Ret.) was awarded the NMHS Distinguished Service Award.  We recognized his many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: Admiral Jay L. Johnson, USN (Ret.), 26th Chief of Naval Operations, US Navy, will receive the NMHS Distinguished Service Award for his outstanding career as a naval aviator and…

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Award Recipient

Frank T. Haydon (1921–2009) Frank T. Haydon grew up in Brooklyn, NY; he attended the United States Merchant Marine Academy. He served aboard Liberty Ships in World War II as a midshipman, participating in the D-Day invasion aboard SS William N. Pendleton. He graduated from the Academy in 1945, earning his Master Mariner’s license, which…

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In 2017, Dr. J. Phillip London was awarded the NHF Distinguished Service Award in association with the Naval Historical Foundation at the National Maritime Awards Dinner. We recognized his many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: Dr. J. Phillip London is the executive chairman of the international IT and consulting services company CACI. He…

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CAPT Christopher Allan Melhuish, USN (Ret.)  was the commander of the USS Constitution from July 26, 1997 to July 30, 1999.  In July 1998, the final bicentennial activity for Constitution and the U.S. Navy involved an international salute to Constitution from 19 tall ships and modern navy vessels from various countries. Melhuish also initiated a U.S. Navy-wide heritage indoctrination…

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Dan Walsh

In 2012, CAPT Don Walsh, USN (Ret.) was awarded with the NMHS Distinguished Service Award at the Annual Awards Dinner. We recognized his many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: Lieutenant Don Walsh made history in January 1960 when he and Swiss oceanographer Jacques Piccard dove the bathyscaphe Trieste to the deepest place in…

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