The VADM Samuel L. Gravely, Jr. Leadership & Service Award, which is conferred annually, recognizes African-American leaders in Southern California who exemplify the trailblazing, courageous service of the late U.S. Navy Vice Admiral.
We are excited and proud to announce the recipient of the 2018 VADM Samuel L. Gravely, Jr. Leadership & Service Award: Major General (Retired) PETER GRAVETT, U.S. Army
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The USS IOWA (BB61) ports in Long Beach, California, as an active duty ship and receives junior communications officer, Samuel L. Gravely, Jr. It was the launching of a distinguished career.
After following the Vice Admiral’s stellar career, Major General Peter Gravett meets Gravely at the Fall Gathering of retired admirals and generals in Washington, D.C.
As Secretary of CalVet, Gravett and his wife Blanche attend the opening of the new museum ship Battleship IOWA, where it is docked at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, California.