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Salute to Service

October 19, 2021

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During a special virtual program that celebrates the 224th birthday of USS Constitution, we will hear from General Dunford, the 19th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the 36th Commandant of the US Marine Corps. The Museum will honor General Dunford with the Charles Francis Adams Award, its highest honor. The USS Constitution Museum is proud to shine a spotlight on those who serve our country with distinction, as well as to share the stories of how “Old Ironsides” and her crew demonstrate leadership and resilience in challenging times.


  • Corporate and individual sponsorships are available!
  • Sponsors receive special access to the event, VIP tickets for themselves and their guests, and other great benefits.
  • Sponsors underwrite access to this special evening and provide critical operating support for the Museum through the fall and winter.


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General Joseph Dunford served as the 19th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In that capacity, he was the senior ranking U.S. officer and the principal military advisor to the President, Secretary of Defense, and the National Security Council. Prior assignments included service as the Commandant of the Marine Corps and the Commander of U.S. Forces and NATO Forces in Afghanistan. He is a graduate of St. Michael’s College and has graduate degrees from Georgetown University and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. General Dunford currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Injured Marine Semper Fi and America’s Fund and as a senior fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School. He serves as a director on the boards of the Lockheed Martin Corporation, Bessemer Securities Corporation, the Travis Manion Foundation, and the Atlantic Council. He is a co-chair of the Japan-U.S. Military Statesmen Forum.


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The Honorable Philip C. Garber
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Liliana M. Gutierrez and Daniel H. Kaufman
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CDR Tyrone G. Martin, USN (Ret.)
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CDR and Mrs. Robert S. Gerosa, Jr., USN (Ret.)
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William and Christine Martin
The Honorable James F. McHugh, III
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Date: October 19, 2021

Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm


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