Retired Navy Adm. Stanley Roger Arthur will be presented with an honorary Doctor of Military Science during the Friday, September 5, 2003, dress military parade in recognition of his service to The Citadel Board of Visitors' Advisory Council. Parade begins at 4:20 p.m. on Summerall Field.
"The words vision, courage and excellence aptly describe Admiral Stanley Roger Arthur, a man whose extraordinary naval career and subsequent business endeavors have set an example for all who strive to lead through service to others," his honorary degree states.
Arthur, a native of San Diego, Calif., spent 38 years in the Navy. In Vietnam, he flew more than 500 combat missions, earning 11 Distinguished Flying Crosses. In Operation Desert Storm, he commanded the U.S. Seventh Fleet and the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command - a role that required him to assemble the largest allied armada since World War II. Arthur had responsibility for the tactical movements of more than 96,000 Navy and Marine Corps personnel and 130 U.S. Navy and allied ships.
Before his retirement from the Navy in 1995, Arthur served as vice chief of naval operations. His numerous decorations include the Navy Distinguished Service Medal (3), the Legion of Merit (4 including 1 with Combat "V"), the Distinguished Flying Cross (11), the Meritorious Service Medal, the individual Air Medal (4), the Strike/Flight Air Medal (47), and the Navy Commendation Medal (2 including 1 with Combat "V").
Arthur joined Lockheed Martin in 1996, and within three years became president of Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control - Orlando with overall responsibility for the development and production of such advanced combat weapons as night vision targeting systems, anti-armor missiles and a new generation of cruise missiles.
holds a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics from Miami University, a Bachelor
of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from the United States Naval Postgraduate
School and a Master of Science in Administration from George Washington