Past Sentinel of the Sea Recipients
The Sentinel of the Sea Award is the highest honor presented by the Naval War College Foundation to distinguished American citizens representing the traditions and values of the U.S. Naval War College. Recipients of the award exemplify the U.S. Navy motto, Non Sibi Sed Patriae / Not Self But Country. Awardees have demonstrated a sustained commitment to maintaining our Nation’s security, liberty, and strength. In words and deeds, as civilians or as esteemed members of our military, awardees have selflessly and courageously protected, supported, and defended the Constitution of the United States of America. They have comported themselves with the U.S. Navy’s timeless values of honor, courage, and commitment. Through their life’s work and personal example, they have advanced the security of our Nation to deter aggression and defend against America’s adversaries in all domains where challenged. As Sentinels, they have dutifully stood the watch, vigilant to our Nation’s security, sounding the alarm when threats have arisen.
The Naval War College Foundation honors these extraordinary American patriots with the Sentinel of the Sea Award in recognition of their meritorious conduct, self-sacrifice, vigilance, and dedicated service to the Nation.