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2017 Blue Chip Dinner: Register & Donate now!
***UPDATE: Seating via waitlist only*** USNA Commandant to speak at Annual Chapter Event for Prospective Candidates. The Blue Chip Dinner will be December 21 at the Royal Oaks CC.

***UPDATE 9 December: the Blue Chip Dinner is at capacity. Seating may become available as we manage our candidate RSVPs. If still interested in seating, please email John Wroten at jwwroten@earthlink.net with:
- Number of seats requested
- Affiliation: Alumni, Blue & Gold Officer, Parents Club etc
- Your phone number
We will try to accomodate as many people as possible!  
Donations still help us meet our fundraising goals for this event!*** 
We will hold our annual Blue Chip Dinner on Thursday, December 21, 2017.
Once again we will host the dinner at the Royal Oaks Country Club in Dallas.  
Our guest for the event will be the new Commandant of Midshipmen, CAPT Robert Chadwick II.  

Please note that the Blue Chip Dinner is intended to let designated Candidates meet Alumni, current Midshipmen, and parents from the Naval Academy family.  As such, seating priority will be given to those groups. We expect to reach our capacity for this event. We may not have capacity for non-official candidates or other interested parties. Purchase of seating for this event is subject to such constraints.
You can have a direct and significant influence on these candidates and their parents as they see the lasting influence and fraternity that attendance at USNA affords.  Your financial help is critical as the entire cost of this event – estimated to be $16,000 – is borne by our local chapter.  These costs include transportation and accommodations for the Superintendent and dinners for our invited guests: candidates, their parents, and USNA participants and representatives.  The dinner ticket cost this year will be $50, the same as last year.  You can help by being a financial sponsor or donor as shown below:

DONATE $450 Table Sponsor: sponsors 8 invited guests (2 candidates, 4 parents, 1 midshipman and guest);

DONATE $200 sponsors two candidates and one set of parents;                

DONATE $100 sponsors two candidates or one set of parents; 

DONATE $50 sponsors one candidate or one midshipman; or a donation of any amount.                 

RESERVATIONS - (Subject to seating priority rules stated above) 

Reservations need to be made as soon as possible due to limited seating, but not later than Friday, December 15, 2017.  A wait list will be utilized for any over-subscription.


Captain Robert B. Chadwick II, USN

87th Commandant of Midshipmen


Captain Chadwick was born in Bethesda, Maryland and was raised in a Navy family. He is a 1991 graduate of the United States Naval Academy.

Captain Chadwick began his career at sea aboard USS BARRY (DDG 52) as gunnery officer and then Navigator. Follow-on sea tours included duty as Weapons Officer and Combat Systems Officer in USS VICKSBURG (CG 69), Executive Officer in USS PHILIPPINE SEA (CG 58), and Chief Staff Officer, Destroyer Squadron 24 in Mayport, Florida. Captain Chadwick assumed command of USS ROOSEVELT (DDG 80) in November 2009. During his command tour, ROOSEVELT deployed in support of operations off the east coast of Africa and was awarded the Battle “E” for 2010 and 2011. Most recently, he commanded Destroyer Squadron 21, completing a deployment to Seventh Fleet with JOHN C STENNIS Strike Group.

Ashore assignments have included the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA, duty as Flag Aide to Director, Surface Warfare Division, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (N76) and Flag Aide to Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command, strategic planner at U.S. Southern Command in Miami, Florida, Deputy Executive Assistant to the Vice Chief of Naval Operations, National War College in Washington, DC, and Director Commander’s Action Group, Commander Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet.

Captain Chadwick earned a Masters Degree in National Security Affairs, Middle Eastern Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Masters Degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College.

He holds various decorations and awards, including the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, six awards of the Meritorious Service Medal, four awards of the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. He was awarded the 2011 Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale Award for Inspirational Leadership. 

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Event Information
Thursday, Dec 21 2017 at 6:30pm [ iCal ]
Royal Oaks Country Club
7915 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75231

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