ICAF Alumna Nominated
John F. Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security announced the nomination of Claire M. Grady (ICAF 2004) as Under Secretary of the DHS Management

President Trump has announced his intention to nominate Claire M. Grady as the next Under Secretary of the DHS Management Directorate.

Claire recently served as the director of the Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy at the Department of Defense, serving as the principal advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics and the Defense Acquisition Board. Before her term at DoD, Claire served in various high-level acquisition policy and operations roles at the USCG, the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, and at the Naval Sea Systems Command.

She received a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland and a Master of Science in national resource strategy from National Defense University's Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

Photo credit: http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/ops/biography.html

Brown Scholarship Recipients Announced

Cole Buchanan graduated from West Potomac High School in June 2017.  He looks forward to attending Virginia Military Institute in the fall, where he plans to join Air Force ROTC and major in Civil Engineering.  His father, David Buchanan, graduated from the Eisenhower School in June 2016, and is still in the Air Force stationed at the Pentagon. 

Thomas Cluff is a graduate of West Springfield High School.  He was a varsity coxswain on the high school crew team and was the co-captain of a competitive community robotics team. He will be attending the University of Washington for engineering this fall.  His father, Colonel T.J Cluff, graduated from the Eisenhower School on June 8.  His next assignment will be to serve as the general counsel for the White House military operations office.

For more information on the Association's scholarship program, visit our website.
Akihira Maher is graduating from George Mason High School in Falls Church, after previously living overseas for a total of 12 years. He is planning to go to Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey to pursue a major in Computer Science. His father, John Maher, is a State Department Foreign Service Officer and graduated from the Eisenhower School in 2017.  He is now serving as a Foreign Policy Adviser in Joint Staff J7.

Successful End of Year Paper Drive 

Pictured right, Ms. Adrina Scott, Director Soldiers and Family Assistance Center, Ft. Belvoir, and Chaplain (CPT) Patrick Kihiu, Chaplain of the Warrior Transition Unit, Ft. Belvoir accept an overflowing delivery of paper products, thanks to the Class of 2017.

It has been a tradition for more than 10 years to collect paper products for the soldiers and their families assigned to the Fort Belvoir Warrior Transition Unit (WTU). Most of the soldiers assigned to the unit are junior enlisted members of the Army, challenged by life-altering issues. The donation of costly paper products helps offset their personal costs. The Alumni Association is proud to be a supportive part of helping some of America's finest and grateful to our alumni for their contributions. 

Seeking Committee Members 
IKE Dinner Committee Forming Now

Thank you to those who have offered to assist with next year's Eisenhower Dinner. 

If you are interested in offering your time and talent to the planning of the dinner, in any way, big or small, please let us know! For more information on the award and previous award honorees, stop by our website.
July 6 Thirsty Thursday
Celebrate Summer! 

Washington, D.C.
5:30 PM
Siné Irish Pub1301 S Joyce St, Arlington

Oklahoma City
4:30 PM
Pelican's Restaurant 291 N Air Depot Blvd, Midwest City
Where in the World Are YOU? 

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