Three International Grads Inducted into Hall of Fame

On 23 October, National Defense University inducted three international graduates into its International Fellows Hall of Fame: Vice Admiral Tomasz Mathea, Commander-in-Chief of Polish Navy, Lieutenant General Lech Majewski, Commander of Polish Air Force, and Major General Edvardas Mažeikis, Lithuanian Air Force Commander. VADM Mathea and Maj Gen Mažeikis are both 2003 graduates of NDU’s Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy (formerly ICAF) and Lt Gen Majewski is a 2005 graduate of the National War College. The three officers are the 35th, 36th and 37th inductees into the Hall of Fame, and Maj Gen Mažeikis is the first Hall of Fame from Lithuania.  Speaking on his view of the role of NDU, VADM Mathea stated: “for me the most important role of the National Defense University is to accept the ability of creative thinking and solving problems in an ever-changing and complex world.”  The International Fellows Hall of Fame was established to recognize former International Fellows who achieve the highest positions of service in their nations’ Armed Forces or government. VADM Mathea, Lt Gen Majewski, and Maj Gen Mažeikis will all have their pictures permanently displayed in the Hall of Fame area of Marshall Hall at Fort McNair.