International Fellows Hall of Fame Program

The International Fellows Hall of Fame was established on May 1, 2000. The purpose of this program is to provide a prestigious and visible means of honoring National Defense University graduates who have attained through merit the highest positions in their nation’s armed forces, service component, or government, or who have held an equivalent position in a multinational organization. Members of the International Fellows Hall of Fame are recognized in a formal ceremony. Their photograph, along with their name inscribed on the International Fellows’ Hall of Fame plaque, are displayed at the National Defense University.

Current Members of the International Fellows Hall of Fame:

Class of 1987

General Carlos Maria Zabala, Chief of Armed Forces, Joint Staff, Argentina, NDU Class of 1987

Admiral Christopher Barrie, Chief of Defense Forces, Australia, NDU Class of 1987

Lieutenant General Daniel Opande, Forces Commander, United Nations Missions in Sierra Leone and Liberia , NDU Class of 1987

Class of 1991

Brigadier General Wilson Boinett, Director of Kenya’s National Intelligence Service, NDU Class of 1991

Class of 1992

Air Vice Marshal Mohammed Mahfoudh Al-Ardi, Commander, Royal Air Force Oman, NWC Class of 1992

Class of 1993

General Lamine Cisse, Special Representative to the UN Secretary General and Executive Director of the UN Office in Central Africa Republic, NDU Class of 1993

Class of 1994

Major General Olli-Matti Multamäki, Chief of the Finnish Army, NWC Class of 1994

General Carlos Alberto Ospina Ovalle, Commander, Colombian Army, NWC Class of 1994

Dr. Prabhakaran Paleri, Director General of Indian Coast Guard, NWC Class of 1994

Class of 1996

General Lojas Fodor, Commander, Hungarian Defense Forces and Chief of Defense Staff, Hungary, NWC Class of 1996

Lieutenant General Saeed Alromaithi, Deputy Chief of Staff of UAE Armed Forces, NWC Class of 1996

Class of 1997

Lieutenant General Svein Ivar Hansen, Chief of Defense Staff, Deputy Chief of Defense, Norwegian Armed Forces,  ICAF Class of 1997

General Dato’ Seri Ismail bin Hassan, Chief of Army, Malaysia, NWC Class of 1997

Class of 1998

Major General Benjamin Gantz, Chief of Israeli Ground Forces Command, ICAF Class of 1998

Lieutenant General Edward Pietrzyk, Commander-in-chief of the Polish Land Forces, NWC Class of 1998

Vice Admiral Wolfram Kühn, Chief of Staff of the Joint Support Service, NWC Class of 1998

Class of 1999

Major General Michael Atherly, Chief of Staff, Guyana Defence Force, ICAF Class of 1999

Lieutenant General Pavel Stefka, Chief of the General Staff, Armed Forces of Czech Republic, NWC Class of 1999

Lieutenant General Czeslaw Piatas, Chief of the General Staff, of the Polish Armed Forces, NWC Class of 1999

Class of 2000

Lieutenant General Martin Agwai, Chief of the Army Staff, Nigeria, Industrial College of the Armed Forces Class of 2000

Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the United States, ICAF Class of 2000

General Miecyslaw Cieniuch, Chief of General Staff of Polish Armed Forces, ICAF Class of 2000

Class of 2001

Lieutenant General Ryszard Olszewski, Chief of Air and Air Defense Forces Poland, NWC class of 2001

Lieutenant General Gheorghe Catrina, Chief of Staff, Romanian Air Force, ICAF Class of 2001

Lieutenant General Werner Freers, Chief of the Staff of German Army, NWC Class of 2001

General Dato’ Sri Zulkifeli bin Mohd Zin, Chief of Staff of Malaysian Armed Forces, ICAF Class of 2001

Major General Gordan Cacic (1961-2008), State Secretary of the Croatian Ministry of Defense, ICAF Class of 2001

Class of 2002

Admiral Maritime Datuk Mhod Amdan bin Kurish, Director General of Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, ICAF Class of 2002

Brigadier General Roberto Efrain Rodriguez Giron, Commander of the Guatemalan Air Force, ICAF Class of 2002

General Franciszek Gagor, Chief of the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces, National War College Class of 2002

Colonel Mouhamadou Moustapha Diawara, Chief of Staff of Senegalese Air Force, ICAF Class of 2002

Class of 2003

Lieutenant General Asif Yasin Malik, Secretary of Defense of Pakistan, ICAF Class of 2003

Lieutenant General Lech Majewski, Commander of Polish Air Force, NWC Class of 2003

Class of 2004

General Sergio Mantilla Sanmiguel, Commander of Colombian Army, ICAF Class of 2004

Division General Juan Jose Ruiz Morales, Guatemalan Minister of Defense, ICAF Class of 2004

Lieutenant General Drago Lovric, Chief of General Staff of Croatian Armed Forces, ICAF Class of 2004

Class of 2005

Major General Alojz Steiner, Chief of General Staff of Slovenian Armed Forces, ICAF Class of 2005

Major General Raimonds Graube, Commander of the National Armed Forces of Republic of Latvia, ICAF Class of 2005

Vice Admiral Tomasz Mathea,Commander-in-Chief of Polish Navy,ICAF Class of 2005

Major General Edvardas Mažeikis,  Commander of Lithuanian Air Force, ICAF Class of 2005

Vice Admiral Raymond Griggs, Chief of Australian Navy, NWC Class of 2005

Class of 2006

Lieutenant General Marciano Norman, Chief of Indonesian State Intelligence Agency, NWC Class of 2006

Class of 2007

Major General Saliou Ndiaye, Chief of Staff of Senegalese Army, NWC Class of 2007

Class of 2009

Brigadier General Dobran Bozic, Chief of General Staff of Slovenian Armed Forces, NWC Class of 2009

Lieutenant General Raimo Jyväsjärvi, Chief of Finnish Army, ICAF Class of 2009

Class of 2011

Rear Admiral Mohamed Sane, Chief of Staff of Senegalese Navy, NWC Class of 201