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SECNAV Names Future Virginia-class Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine after 70th Secretary of the Navy


Earlier this week it was announced that the future Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarine SSN-808 will be named The USS John H. Dalton (SSN 808).


Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Carlos Del Toro, will name the future Virginia-class nuclear attack boat SSN-808 after the former SECNAV. According to a sea service release, John H. Dalton, graduated from the Naval Academy in 1964 and served on submarines USS Blueback (SS-581) and USS John C. Calhoun (SSBN-630) during his time in the Navy.


Del Toro added that Dalton's efforts from almost thirty years ago are visible in the Navy today, with women serving on, above, and below the sea. He also expressed his confidence that the crew of the submarine bearing Dalton's name would operate it with the same bravery and dignity as John H. Dalton.


In addition to the stellar accomplishments noted in this release, Mr. Dalton has been an integral and vital part of our Foundation lending tremendous credibility and leadership in helping us honor those special award recipients within the United States Navy and Marine Corps, as well as those within Major League Baseball and the National Baseball Hall of Fame.



Mr. Dalton has been associated with our Foundation since 2013 and has helped lead some incredible educational programs alongside Tommy Lasorda and George Brett. Since the release of our Educational Mobile Unit at the 2018 Major League Baseball All Star Game, Mr Dalton has been a staple of our Annual Award Ceremony each year at the United States Navy Memorial in Washington DC, by introducing our National Baseball Hall of Fame recipients and helping present the Bob Feller Act of Valor Awards.


On behalf of the Board of Directors, Advisors, Interns and recipients of the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award, we want to congratulate Secretary Dalton on this well-deserved achievement and are looking forward to the commissioning of the ship honored in his name.

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