Lockheed Martin gift to aid ethics training at academy

$25,000 to be presented to Navy tomorrow

January 25, 2001|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Lockheed Martin Corp. will donate $25,000 to the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation to help support the school's Center for the Study of Military Ethics, foundation officials said yesterday.

Founded in 1998, the center's goal is to enhance ethical training at the academy through "education, research and reflection."

The academy superintendent, Vice Adm. John R. Ryan, said the gift will "help raise the bar of excellence" among students and "create an environment for midshipmen that is stimulating and challenging."

Thomas Jurkowski, a former Naval Academy spokesman who is now vice president of communications for Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics and Surveillance Systems, will present the gift tomorrow at the foundation offices.

It is the second gift in the past two years from Lockheed to support the academy's ethics program.

Lockheed, an international company engaged in the research, design, development and manufacturing of advanced technology systems and services, also established the Pownal Scholarship Program in the late 1980s at the school. That program allows one or two graduating midshipmen each year to attend Cambridge University for graduate studies.

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