Secretary Carter at the 2015 DSA Dinner.

2015 Distinguished Service Award Dinner Honoring Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter


The Center for the National Interest honored Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter with its 2015 Distinguished Service Award on June 9 in Washington, DC.  Center Chairman Charles Boyd and Vice Chairman Dov Zakheim introduced Secretary Carter following tributes by National Security Advisor Susan Rice and Dinner Co-Chair Michael Strianese, Chairman, President and CEO of L-3.  Center President Dimitri K. Simes spoke as well.  Center Board member Zalmay Khalilzad and Advisory Council member Graham Allison presented the award to Secretary Carter and Fox News Chief Washington Correspondent James Rosen served as master of ceremonies.

During the event, Center Board member Senator Pat Roberts offered a toast to Chairman Emeritus Maurice R. Greenberg on the occasion of his 90th birthday.

A summary of the event is available here.