The VADM Samuel L. Gravely, Jr. Leadership & Service Award, which is conferred annually at the Gravely Celebration Experience, recognizes leaders in Southern California who exemplify the trailblazing, courageous service of the late U.S. Navy Vice Admiral. The event is held in February to celebrate Black History Month.

2019 Honorees


Past Recipients

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2018 | Maj. Gen. Peter Gravett
2017 | Antwone Fisher
2016 | Noel Massie
2015 | Yvette Chappell-Ingram
2014 | Dr. Wanda Austin