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Former White House Chief of Staff Card Serves as 18th Coast Guard Foundation Hedrick Fellow

Andrew H. Card, former Secretary of Transportation and White House Chief of Staff, visited the United States Coast Guard Academy on Monday, March 25, 2013 as the Eighteenth Coast Guard Foundation Hedrick Fellow.

While at the Coast Guard Academy, Secretary Card attended a dinner in his honor and participated in cadet-led academic seminars and toured the Coast Guard Barque Eagle. Secretary Card delivered his Hedrick Fellowship Address to the Academy community on Monday evening.

The Coast Guard Foundation Hedrick Fellow is a longstanding tradition of bringing world-renowned political, military and industry leaders to the United States Coast Guard Academy to share their wisdom with cadets.

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The Honorable Andrew Card, the 21st White House Chief of Staff, meets U.S. Coast Guard Academy cadets in leadership positions before a luncheon at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., March 25, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 3rd Class Diana Honings.

The fellowship program was founded by an endowment from Frank E. and Harriet E. Hedrick in 1982.The fellowship honors citizens whose distinguished public service shaped the course of our nation. It provides an opportunity for future leaders of the Coast Guard to learn from the experiences of America's most distinguished leaders. The Hedricks encouraged the Academy to bring influential Americans to the Coast Guard Academy in New London for the purpose of interacting with cadets and the faculty in both formal academic seminars as well as informal settings.

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The Honorable Andrew Card, the 21st White House Chief of Staff, stands with U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Glenn Sulmasy and Coast Guard Foundation Vice President Brad Sisley at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., March 25, 2013.

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

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The Honorable Andrew Card, the 21st White House Chief of Staff, stands with U.S. Coast Guard Academy Superintendent Rear Adm. Sandra Stosz after speaking to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Corps of Cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., March 25, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 3rd Class Diana Honings.

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

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The Honorable Andrew Card, the 21st White House Chief of Staff, takes a tour led by Capt. Wes Pulver aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle in New London, Conn., March 25, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 3rd Class Diana Honings.

 

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