Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will visit the United States Coast Guard Academy on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 as the 19th Coast Guard Foundation Hedrick Fellow.
While at the Coast Guard Academy, Justice Scalia will participate in cadet-led academic seminars and attend a dinner in his honor. Justice Scalia will deliver the Coast Guard Foundation Hedrick Fellowship Address to the corps of cadets in the evening of the 18th.
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 and Warren Burger, 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 exposing 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.