Spring 2012 Distinguished Speaker Series
Gordon Program

On Friday, February 17th, our Distinguished Guest Speaker will be Admiral James Hogg, retired United States Navy four star admiral.

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Time: Friday February 17th from 10:00 – 11:30am

Location: 431 Stearns Center

RSVP: Please contact Jennifer Kaddy at for additional information.

Born in Annapolic, Maryland, Hogg graduated from the United States Naval Academy and was commissioned in the Navy in June 1956. He served for thirty-five years, attaining the grade of Admiral in October 1988.

His sea commands included a Guided Missile Cruiser, two Destroyer Squadrons, and a Cruiser-Destroyer Flotilla. He commanded the United States Seventh Fleet from May 1983 to March 1985.

His Staff service included assignment as Executive Assistant to the Chief of Naval Personnel, Director of Military Personnel Policy, and Director of Naval Warfare working in the areas of military requirements and acquisition.

Before retirement from the Navy in May 1991, he served three years as the U.S. Representative to the NATO Military Committee. He also served for four years as President of the National Security Industrial Association, a major national defense industry association of some 400 companies of all sizes from all segments of industry that relate to U.S. national security.

Admiral Hogg, in addition to the U.S. Naval Academy, is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Air Command and Staff College and holds a degree of Master of Science in Business Administration from George Washington University. While on active duty he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal (three), the Legion of Merit (three) and other U.S. and foreign decorations. He has received the Vice Admiral Charles E. Weakley Award (1989), the Betsy Ross Freedom Award (1991), and the Roland M. Teel Award (1995).

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