Donald C. Winter, Secretary of the Navy, will receive the Commodore John Barry Distinguished Citizen Award at the annual Navy League Dinner
to be held on August 28. Drexelbrook in Drexel Hill.
Dr. Winter, who holds a doctorate in physics from the University of
Michigan, is the 74th Secretary of the Navy, and is responsible for an
annual budget in excess of $125b and almost 900,000 people. Prior to
joining the administration of President George W. Bush, he served as a
corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman's Mission
Previously, Dr. Winter was president and CEO of TRW Systems; vice
president and deputy general manager for group development of TRW's Space &
Electronics business; and vice president and general manager of the defense
systems division of TRW.
The Award is given annually to an individual whose character and
service has significantly contributed to the mission and goals of the Navy
League. Commodore Barry was a Revolutionary War hero from Philadelphia who
received in 1797 the first commission in the newly revived U.S. Navy by
President George Washington
Barry's personal papers are archived at the Independence Seaport
Museum, which plans a joint display with the Navy League. The Commodore
Barry Bridge of the Delaware River Port Authority bears his name.