NRA President LtCol Oliver L. North, USMC (Ret.), to be honored by The Marine Corps University Foundation


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FAIRFAX, Va. – The President of the National Rifle Association of America LtCol Oliver L. North, USMC (Ret.), has been announced as the 2019 recipient of the Semper Fidelis Award by The Marine Corps University Foundation. The awards ceremony will take place on March 16, 2019, in Pentagon City, VA.

“For almost two and a half centuries, the United States Marine Corps has produced millions of brave men and women who have fought courageously from the shores of Fort Nassau to the streets of Fallujah and the shadows of the Hindu Kush. The Marine Corps University Foundation’s noble mission is to help shape better Marines, indeed better warriors. I am humbled and honored to be recognized by this distinguished body,” said Col. North.

The Marine Corps University Foundation, originally the Command and Staff College Foundation, was incorporated on June 25, 1980, as a nonprofit organization supporting the Professional Military Education (PME) of Marines. Initially, the Foundation’s role was to enhance and enrich the professional education and leadership development of Marines at the Command and Staff College at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.

Today, the Foundation’s program focus begins with the Marine Corps University at Quantico and extends to support professional military education for the Operating Forces throughout the Marine Corps, both Officer and Enlisted; active and reserve. The Marine Corps University Foundation provides financial support for academic chairs, faculty and student research, lecture Series and public forums, battle studies, and visiting scholars.

Past recipients of this award include former Presidents and Vice Presidents of the United States, Supreme Court Justices, senior cabinet officials, Members of Congress and an award-winning actor and director.

For more information about The Marine Corps University Foundation, attending the Semper Fidelis Award Ceremony and Dinner, and past award recipients, please contact Melissa Packard at (703) 640-6835 or and visit

About the National Rifle Association
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. 5.5 million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and is the leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. Visit

About The Marine Corps University Foundation
The Marine Corps University Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that relies on tax exempt gifts, is the only Marine Corps charity solely dedicated to supporting the Professional Military Education (PME) of Active Duty and Reserve Officer and Enlisted Marines at the Marine Corps University and throughout the Operating Forces. The Marine Corps University leadership’s vision has been twofold – to prepare Marines at all levels to address complex security challenges in a rapidly transforming world through an unparalleled education in security and warfighting studies, and to groom the next generation of decision makers within the Marine Corps, government, and the private sector, equipping them with the critical thinking skills that will enable them to achieve success in any number of career paths. The Marine Corps University Foundation relies on tax-exempt contributions from those who support Marine Corps causes, including Corporate Members, Marine friends, former Marines helping Marines and donations in memory or in honor of someone special. Visit

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