Transfer of the award, a bronze statue depicting a World War II officer on a pitching deck, is an honor steeped in tradition. The clock begins when an officer becomes fully qualified as a SWO and runs until they pass the title on at their retirement.
Grady officially accepted the award from Adm. Philip Davidson, commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, following Davidson’s retirement April 30, 2021. Davidson earned his SWO qualification in June 1980 and has held the award since October 2018.
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