Semper Fidelis Award Ceremony and Dinner


  • 29 March 2017

  • The Ritz Carlton, Arlington Virginia

Planning is underway for the 2017 Semper Fidelis Award Ceremony and Dinner. Each year the Marine Corps University Foundation honors an American of distinction with its Semper Fidelis Award.  Presented annually at the Foundation’s dinner, the award was established to honor a leader who exemplifies high principles and dedicated service to our country. 

Award Recipient for 2017

The Honorable Jack Reed
United States Senator, Rhode Island

The 2017 Semper Fidelis Award Dinner is scheduled for Wednesday, March 29, at The Ritz Carlton in Arlington Virginia.  We expect approximately 300 guests to attend the Dinner.  The Foundation’s Trustees, Military Guests of Honor, former Commandants of the Marine Corps, U. S. Department of Defense officials, a majority of the Washington area Marine Corps senior leadership, members of Congress and Senate, and many leaders from the private sector will be among the guests. 

The Foundation’s Director of Special Events, Ms. Angela H. Blackiston, will coordinate the details of your attendance. You may direct any questions and requirements to her at (703) 640-6835 or email