May 8, 2014
CACI Honored at U.S. Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Leatherneck Ball
CACI and Chairman Dr. J.P. (Jack) London Recognized for Sustained Commitment to Marines and Their Families
Photo by Chris Grenier
In his acceptance speech, Dr. London praised the exemplary character of U.S. Marines and their motto, Semper Fidelis – Always Faithful!
Known as "leathernecks" the world over, U.S. Marines make it a point of honor never to leave a fellow Marine behind on the field of battle.
Likewise, organizations like the U.S. Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation look after the families and children of Marines who deploy anywhere and at any time to defend our nation.
CACI supports the Marines with solutions and services that include providing logistics and material readiness at Marine Corps air stations at Cherry Point, North Carolina and Camp Pendleton, California; at locations in Hawaii, Japan, and the Pacific; and to Marines forward-deployed in combat operations in Afghanistan.
CACI was thus proud to attend the New York Leatherneck Celebratory Scholarship Ball on May 2 at the New York Hilton, hosted by the Scholarship Foundation, to raise money for Marine Corps scholarships. CACI Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board Dr. J.P. (Jack) London also accepted the foundation's Semper Fidelis Award on behalf of CACI and gave a stirring address on the strong character of U.S. Marines, their important missions, and the sacrifices they've made to defend our way of life.
The Semper Fidelis Award is presented annually to individuals whose service to our nation exemplifies the Marine Corps motto to remain "Always Faithful" in its commitment to Marines and their families.
Serving Our Military Men and Women
CACI participants at the ball included Dr. London and Dr. Jennifer Burkhart London; CACI Board Lead Director Dr. Warren Phillips and Ann Phillips; CACI Financial Advisor Dennis Shea and Kathy Shea; CACI Executive VP Jody Brown; and CACI Managing Principal for Veterans Support and Development Eric Bartch (USMC, Ret.) and Chantelle Bartch. Besides Dr. London, former Under Secretary of State Dr. Paul G. Kaminski was honored with the foundation's Leatherneck Award, and the keynote speaker was General John F. Kelly, USMC.
Also sitting at the CACI table was Medal of Honor winner Staff Sergeant Ty Michael Carter, USA. While fighting in Afghanistan, the sergeant braved overwhelming enemy fire to rescue a fallen comrade and call in support for his besieged troop.
"It was an honor to meet Staff Sergeant Carter, who is a true American hero," said Dr. London. His story, like all those of our fighting men and women, reminds us of the complete commitment each of these individuals makes to preserve our freedoms, and how important it is to support them in every way we can.
CACI also learned at the event that the foundation had just established a new scholarship named after the nephew of Dr. Jennifer London, 1st Lt. Aaron Seesan, USA, who was killed in action by an improvised explosive device in Mosul, Iraq in 2005. "Jennifer and I are personally grateful to the foundation that this recognition of Aaron's ultimate sacrifice will help support future generations and perhaps shape a world where the need for such sacrifices grows smaller every day," Dr. London said.
Commenting on the Semper Fidelis Award, Dr. London stated, "It is a privilege to represent CACI in accepting this recognition. At CACI, we take great pride in serving our dedicated troops, both with our solutions and services during their active duty, and with career opportunities when they enter civilian life. We are also proud to support the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, an organization that makes outstanding contributions to our nation's Marines and their families."
Outside of its lines of business, CACI supports the U.S. Marines and all the Armed Forces with activities ranging from philanthropic and volunteer support for wounded warrior and veterans organizations, to a full program of recruiting, hiring, and mentoring military veterans.