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USNA Alumni Association Statement regarding Jacksonville, Fla., Chapter Trustee

7 Jun 2020 17:21 | Robert Aeschbach (Administrator)

A Message from ADM Samuel Locklear III '77, USN (Ret.)

Today I was made aware of statements posted to a public forum attributed to an alumni volunteer of the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association Board of Trustees representing the Jacksonville, FL, chapter. These attributed statements do not represent the mission and values of the Alumni Association, the Naval Academy or the U.S. Navy.

As volunteer leaders in our communities, we must be inspirations and examples for all citizens. As Chairman of our Alumni Association, I have accepted the resignation of this alumnus effective today, and asked the Jacksonville, FL, chapter to take appropriate action to appoint a new Chapter Trustee.

The Naval Academy Alumni Association represents more than 65,000 individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. We support the Naval Academy mission. As alumni, we seek to uphold the Naval Academy core leadership values of honor, courage and commitment. As an alumni organization, we seek to be an inspiration for all young people who want to become future Navy and Marine Corps officers. We will continue to honor that inspirational role. We are all in this together. We must face the challenges of today and all future challenges of tomorrow...together.

ADM Samuel J. Locklear ’77 III, USN (Ret.)
Chairman, U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association Board of Trustees

Additional info:

The Capital Gazette: https://www.capitalgazette.com/education/naval-academy/ac-cn-naval-academy-alumni-racism-20200606-yfva6wcaknhpndfrmmvgzdkt7a-story.html

First Coast News: https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/local/retired-atlantic-beach-us-navy-capt-and-alumni-volunteer-accidentally-goes-live-on-facebook-uses-racial-slurs-during-conversation/77-848cd3aa-5b2f-4b40-8511-1ec4d188bf2e

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