2018 Goodpaster Prize

The American Veterans Center is proud to partner with the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation to present the 11th Annual Andrew J. Goodpaster Prize & Lecture, honoring excellence in military scholarship. The event will take place July 17, 2018 at the Army & Navy Club in downtown Washington, DC.

The Goodpaster Prize honors the legacy of one of the U.S. military’s great ‘soldier-scholars,’ former NATO Commander & West Point Superintendent General Andrew J. Goodpaster. The award is designed to recognize and encourage the work of fellow military scholars in the mold of General Goodpaster, one of the American Veterans Center’s early supporters prior to his passing in 2005.

The 2018 recipient of the Goodpaster Prize will be General John M. “Jack” Keane. A four-star general, General Keane completed over 37 years of public service in December 2003, culminating in his appointment as acting Chief of Staff and Vice Chief of Staff of the US Army. As the chief operating officer of the Army for over 4 years, he directed 1.5 million soldiers and civilians in 120 countries, with an annual operating budget of 110 billion dollars. General Keane was in the Pentagon on 9/11 and provided oversight and support for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Since 2004, General Keane spent a decade conducting frequent trips to Iraq and Afghanistan for senior defense officials with multiple visits during the surge period in both countries directly assisting General David Petraeus. General Keane appears before Congress regularly, offering testimony on matters of foreign policy and national security. He serves as the senior military analyst for Fox News and speaks throughout the country on leadership and national security.

The 11th Annual Andrew J. Goodpaster Prize & Lecture will take place on Tuesday, July 17 at 7:00 PM at the Army & Navy Club in downtown Washington, DC. For information on attending, please contact the American Veterans Center at 703-302-1012 ext. 220 or e-mail info@americanveteranscenter.org.