National Security Conference: Keynote Reception & Dinner

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 (6:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
The Martha Proctor Mack Ballroom, Umphrey Lee Center (map)

Admiral Patrick Walsh, USN (Ret.), Senior Fellow, Tower Center

Admiral Patrick Walsh recently served as commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Prior to that assignment, he served as vice chief of Naval Operations and as a special assistant to the director of the Office of Management and Budget as a White House fellow. Walsh also has chaired the Department of Leadership, Ethics, and Law at the U.S. Naval Academy and directed the Navy Quadrennial Defense Review. He began his career as a Naval Aviator and flew with the Blue Angels.

Walsh is highly decorated and has received numerous awards during his career, including two Distinguished Service Medals, the Defense Superior Service Medal, four Legion of Merit awards and two Meritorious Service Medals.


Open to Tower Center Forum members, SMU students, faculty and staff