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Blue Chip Dinner 2018: Register & Donate now!
UPDATE 12/3: Tickets available by waitlist ONLY. See info below. VADM Ted Carter, USNA Superintendent, to speak at annual chapter event for prospective candidates. The Blue Chip Dinner will be December 19 at the Royal Oaks CC.

UPDATE 12/3/2018: Blue Chip Dinner is AT CAPACITY. To add your name & party to the waitlist, please contact Mr. John Wroten '65 at jwwroten@earthlink.net or via cell at 214-533-1746. People very likely will be seated from the waitlist, so it's worth contacting John. Donations still gladly accepted. 
We will hold our annual Blue Chip Dinner on Wednesday, December 19, 2018.
Once again we will host the dinner at the Royal Oaks Country Club in Dallas.  
Our guest for the event will once again be Vice Admiral Ted Carter, USNA '81, Superintendent of the Naval Academy. We are deeply honored that VADM Carter is joining us for this dinner in his final year at USNA.   

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 14, 2018.  A wait list will be utilized for any over-subscription.

ABOUR OUR GUEST OF HONOR: Vice Admiral Walter E. "Ted" Carter, Jr. 

Vice Admiral Walter E. “Ted” Carter Jr became the 62nd superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy on July 23, 2014. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1981, was designated a Naval Flight Officer in 1982, and graduated from the Navy Fighter Weapons School, Top Gun, in 1985.  He completed the Air Command and Staff College course and the Armed Forces Staff College.  In 2001, he completed the Navy’s Nuclear Power Program. 

Carter’s career as an aviator includes extensive time at sea, deploying around the globe in the F-4 Phantom II and the F-14 Tomcat.  He has landed on 19 different aircraft carriers, to include all 10 of the Nimitz Class carriers.  Carter commanded the VF-14 “Tophatters,” served as Executive Officer of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), and commanded both USS Camden (AOE 2) and USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).  His most recent Fleet command assignment was Commander, Enterprise Carrier Strike Group (CSG-12) during Big E’s final combat deployment as a 51 year old aircraft carrier in 2012.

Ashore, Carter served as Chief of Staff for Fighter Wing Pacific and Executive Assistant to the Deputy Commander, U.S. Central Command.  He served as Commander, Joint Enabling Capabilities Command and subsequently as lead for the Transition Planning Team during the disestablishment of U.S. Joint Forces Command in 2011.  After leading Task Force RESILIENT (a study in suicide related behaviors), he established the 21st Century Sailor Office (OPNAV N17) as its first Director in 2013.  Most recently, Carter served as the 54th president of the U.S. Naval War College.  During his tenure, he established the Naval Leadership and Ethics Center in Newport, R.I., on May 1, 2014.

Carter is the recipient of various personal awards, including the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal (two awards), Legion of Merit (three awards), Distinguished Flying Cross with Combat V, Bronze Star, Air Medal (two with Combat V and five strike/flight), and Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two with Combat V). He was awarded the Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale Leadership Award and the U.S. Navy League’s John Paul Jones Award for Inspirational Leadership.  Carter was also appointed an Honorary Master Chief by the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy in 2008.

Carter flew 125 combat missions in support of joint operations in Bosnia, Kosovo, Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan.  He accumulated 6,150 flight hours in F-4, F-14, and F-18 aircraft during his career and safely completed 2,016 carrier-arrested landings, the record among all active and retired U.S. Naval Aviation designators. In April of 2015, Carter was inducted into the prestigious Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame.


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Event Information
Wednesday, Dec 19 2018 at 6:30pm [ iCal ]
Royal Oaks Country Club
7915 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75231

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