June 11, 2008

Pivot Point: Bacevich Fellowship

By Michèle Flournoy and Programs

The family of First Lieutenant Andrew J. Bacevich, Jr., USA, has allowed CNAS to dedicate an annual fellowship in his honor. First Lieutenant Bacevich lost his life on May 13, 2007 from wounds suffered during a combat patrol operation in Iraq, and co-founders Michèle Flournoy and Kurt Campbell had the honor of presenting his father with a personal plaque dedicating the fellowship and unveiled a similar plaque that will hang in the CNAS office.

Every year a new fellow who has proven his or her dedication to public service will be chosen and his or her name inscribed on this plaque. The first Bacevich Fellow, Shawn Brimley, joined on stage for a few moments of tribute to the fallen soldier and his father.