2018 California Semper Fidelis Award Ceremony honoring Judge David O. Carter
On November 12, 2018 at the Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, California, The Marine Corps University Foundation was honored to present this year’s Semper Fidelis Award (West) to the Honorable David O. Carter. Judge Carter, his wife, Mary Ellen graced the Pelican Hill Mar Vista Patio as their many friends and admirers spent time meeting with the Marines in attendance. It was a special moment for all to see a great friend, Marine, and American receive the Semper Fidelis award.
The November 10th Association in partnership with the Marine Corps University Foundation hosted the Association’s 234th annual Marine Corps Birthday celebration and presentation of the Semper Fidelis Award by the Marine Corps University Foundation to Judge David O. Carter of the United States District Court, Central District of California at a gathering attended by approximately 350 people. The Marine Corps University Foundation was honored by the attendance of prior Semper Fidelis Awardees former California Governor Pete Wilson, Mr. Donald Bren, Chairman of the Irvine Company and Mr. Anthony R. Moiso, Chairman of Rancho Mission Viejo. These three former award recipients represented a long line of past awardees including Presidents, former Commandants, Secretaries of State and other notables who earned the award through their adherence to the principles of our motto, Always Faithful.
The prestigious Semper Fidelis Award is presented annually by The Marine Corps University Foundation to noteworthy Americans.
Past recipients include Presidents George H.W. and George W. Bush; Clint Eastwood, George Will, General James Mattis, the Honorable Antonin Scalia and Mr. Ted Williams.
See the list of former Semper Fidelis Award Recipients.
Events like the Semper Fidelis Award Dinner and Black-Tie Gala help support the Professional Military Education of Marines around the world. You can make a difference in the lives of active duty Marines!
Please contact the Foundation’s Director of Events, Ms. Mattrice Williamson if you wish to attend future events, She may be reached at (703) 640-6835 or by email.