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and training. In 1985, he was appointed Commandant of Midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy.
In 2002, Chadwick, who is from
Doylestown, Penn., led the establishment of Secant Medical LLC, a leader
in design, development and manufacture of biomedical textiles. He
developed and executed a plan in
2008 leading to the acquisition of the
company by Fenner PLC and retired
from Secant as executive chairman
in 2012. He is on the board of the
Doylestown Hospital, Heritage Conservancy and the Travis Manion
Foundation, and is a former director
of the Philadelphia Council.
Past recipients of the Barry
Award include retired Marine Gen
Anthony Zinni, former Secretary of
the Navy Donald C. Winter, and
retired ADM Gary Roughead, former chief of naval operations.
Palm Beach Honors
The Palm Beach, Fla., Council host-
ed its monthly luncheon and hon-
ored Sailors at the Navy’s Atlantic
Undersea Test and Evaluation Cen-
ter (AUTEC) at Andros Island,
Bahamas, in separate events Nov. 14.
Council member and retired CIA
Officer Lou Palumbo flew to the Bahamas to present Sailor of the
Quarter (SOQ) and Sailor of the Year
(SOY) awards to four of AUTEC’s
Each award consists of an engraved clock plaque and a cash
honorarium of $50 (SOQ) or $100
(SOY). The awards are part of the
Palm Beach Council’s program of
support for AUTEC, which includes
Morale, Welfare and Relaxation
Fund contributions and complimentary attendance at the Navy
Birthday Ball at the Palm Beach
Country Club, according to
Council President Kenneth Lee.
“The Navy League’s strong support of our Sailors stationed in this
rather remote location is a major factor in boosting command morale and
is very much appreciated by all of
us,” said AUTEC Officer in Charge
LCDR Sanford Kallal.
That same day, World War II
and Vietnam veteran Dr. James
Lea of West Palm Beach, and a
Palm Beach Council member, was
the featured guest speaker at the
luncheon at the Turtle Creek
Country Club in Tequesta. Lea
joined the Navy during World War
II and served with the Marine
Corps as a hospital corpsman field
medic through several Pacific
Island combat operations.
After the war, he attained his
medical degree from Emory University and remained active in the
Navy Reserves for 30 years. He
was deployed as a field medical
unit commander in combat operations in Vietnam.
Lea was introduced by his longtime friend and Vietnam war colleague Dr. Charles Moore, founding surgeon of JFK Medical Center
in West Palm Beach.
Navy Leaguers Sail
Aboard USS New York
A group of Florida Region Navy
Leaguers was invited to sail with the
Palm Beach Council Member Lou
Palumbo presents Master-at-Arms
3rd Class Stephani Adams with a
plaque and cash awards honoring
her selection as Bluejacket of the
Quarter and Bluejacket of the Year
at the Navy’s Atlantic Undersea
Test and Evaluation Center at
Andros Island, Bahamas, Nov. 14.
Navy Leaguers stand with U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw, R-Fla., center, onboard the
amphibious transport dock ship USS New York during the ship’s arrival to its new
homeport at Naval Station Mayport, Fla., Dec. 6. From the left are: Mike Zollar,
St. Augustine, Fla., Council President; Jacksonville Council member Leighton
Holmes; Jennifer McCoskrie, Tampa Council vice president; Skip Witunski, Florida
Region President; Crenshaw; Bill Dudley, Navy League national vice president,
Field Operations (Youth); George Huchting, president of the Mayport Council;
Chuck Tamblyn, president of Jacksonville Council; Jacksonville Council member
Celia Davis; and Thomas P. McGloin, national director, Empire Region.
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