2018 Board of Trustees Election

Vote For Your Representation
U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association Board of Trustees Election Information

Vote in this year’s Alumni Association Board of Trustees election. Your input strengthens our association and our shared future. Those elected will join the board for the Spring 2018 meeting.

In accordance with the bylaws of the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association, the Board of Trustees approved the slate of nominees for the positions of Mid-Atlantic Region and Western Region Trustees at the 7 December 2017 meeting. Also, the Board approved the nomination of Admiral Samuel J. Locklear III '77, USN (Ret.), to serve a first term as Chair beginning with the spring 2018 meeting when the new Board is formed.

If you reside in either the Mid-Atlantic or Western Regions, you will receive a ballot via mail for the 2018 Board of Trustees election. Printed ballots will be sent to regular members by an external vendor, Election America, with complete voting instructions for mail, phone and online options. You may opt out of a paper ballot and vote electronically starting in mid-March should that be more convenient for you. Please take a few moments to read the biographies below of the candidates for Trustee. Voting closes on 20 April 2018 by 5 p.m. EST.

Thank you for participating in the process of electing Board leaders for the Alumni Association. 

Click on a candidate's name to read their complete bio:
Commander Maurice B. Tosé '78, USNR (Ret.)
Rear Admiral C. Kenneth Carodine ’82, USN (Ret.)
Andrew J. Kirkpatrick, ’86
Commander Steve Clark Hall '75, USN (Ret.)
Captain Mark S. O’Hare ’76, USN (Ret.)
Richard S. Carlquist ’80

Candidates for Mid-Atlantic Region Trustee

Commander Maurice B. Tosé '78, USNR (Ret.): Maurice B. Tosé was previously chairman, CEO and president of TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology. He co-founded TCS in 1987 with his wife Teri and transitioned it into a publicly traded, multifaceted technology engine of innovation with more than 1,300 employees. In August 2000, its IPO raised $92 million. TCS developed infrastructure solutions for some of the most challenging technical problems in the terrestrial and celestial wireless industry. TCS pioneered NG9-1-1, voice over IP (VoIP) and wireless Enhanced 9-1-1 (E9-1-1) network-based services and delivered more than 200,000 emergency calls per day; provided cybersecurity training and secure deployable communication systems to the U.S. military; and delivered award-winning commercial location applications and turn-byturn navigation services to mobile operators and device original equipment manufacturers.

TCS was the North American leader in text messaging, with wireless carrier subscriber usage since 1997 and delivery of more than a trillion text messages per year. ABI Research ranked the company as the number one vendor for precise location infrastructure globally in terms of total carrier deployments and the delivery of more than a trillion location transactions per month.

TCS was sold in February 2016 for $430 million. Tosé has a Bachelor of Science degree in operations analysis and an honorary Doctor of Sciences degree from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He was a surface warfare officer and retired from the Naval Reserve as a commander after 30 years. He is as a trustee of the Naval Academy Foundation Athletic & Scholarship Programs division and previously served on the Board of Directors of the Naval Academy Foundation. He is currently the managing partner and owner of Annapolis Partners, LLC, a real estate development firm which owns the 46.5-acre former David Taylor Research Center in Annapolis, MD. The property will become 515,000 square feet of office space, 15,000 square feet of additional amenities and a 100,000-square-foot, 100-room hotel.


Rear Admiral C. Kenneth Carodine ’82, USN (Ret.): Rear Admiral C. Kenneth Carodine graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1982 and earned a Master of Science in information systems from the University of Texas in 1994. He is the first sailor and naval officer from an Alabama family of military veterans dating back to the Korean conflict. He is the second black flag officer from the state of Alabama. He was affiliated with the Navy Reserve (NR) in 1989 and mobilized in 1990 with NR Carrier Group 770 to support Carrier Group Seven/Battle Force Zulu. During combat operations, he served as the Force Over-the-Horizon Track coordinator during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm in RANGER (CV 61) in the Northern Arabian Gulf.

His flag officer assignments included standing up the Navy Business Operations Office in the Office of Chief of Naval Operations and a two-year assignment as Commander and Deputy Commander of the Navy Warfare Development Command (the Navy’s Warfare Research and Development arm) headquartered in Norfolk, VA.

His command tours included: NR Sealift Logistics Command, Atlantic; Military Sealift Command Expeditionary Port Units 112 & 113; NR PRINCETON (CG 59); NR Mine Warfare Command Detachment 109, and NR SENTRY (MCM 3).

Prior to his selection to flag rank, Carodine served as an information technology executive for several large healthcare insurance companies including United Healthcare and Health Care Service Corporation, the parent organization for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Texas, Oklahoma, Montana and New Mexico. His information technology background spans application development, database management, data warehousing and analytics.

Carodine is also a published fiction author. Working under the pen name of Ken Carodine, he writes novels centered on naval personnel and technology in today’s dynamic world. Carodine retired from the U.S. Navy in October 2013. He now serves as a strategic consultant for Ab Initio Software, the world leader in data integration and management.

Andrew J. Kirkpatrick '86: 
Kirkpatrick is an executive officer and Senior Vice President of Global Operations and R&D at Accuray, Inc., a public medical device company. Providing leadership for global manufacturing, supply chain, and logistics, Andy also oversees Accuray’s research and product development. Prior to joining Accuray in 2007, Andy held multiple leadership positions in two other pioneering technology companies in Silicon Valley, gaining expertise in product marketing, manufacturing operations, business development, and mergers and acquisitions. Andy began his professional career as a nuclear engineer and submarine officer. In addition to a BS in Mechanical Engineering, Andy earned an MBA from the Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley.

Andy is devoted to and passionate about the Naval Academy – the institution that nurtured the moral, mental and physical skills he needed to be successful in life. For the past 10 years, Andy has been an active Trustee of the Naval Academy Foundation Athletics and Scholarships Program. He has donated both time and money to support valuable prep school and athletic support programs and serves on two committees. He also leads Friends of Navy Tennis whose mission is to provide an enduring connection to the program for tennis alumni as well as “Margin of Excellence” financial support. Andy has held numerous corporate and non-profit board of director roles including six years at the Board of Directors of the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford, the world’s largest, where he also chaired the Strategic Planning Committee.

A recent resident of Annapolis, Andy is the proud son of Don Kirkpatrick, ’48, and he and his wife Judy are the proud parents of Cameron Kirkpatrick, ’19. Deeply committed to his family, professional career, and the community, Andy wishes to make greater contributions by serving fellow alumni in the Mid-Atlantic region as their Trustee.  Should any alumni or parents in the region have questions for Andy, he can be reached by email.


Candidates for Western Region Trustee

Commander Steve Clark Hall '75, USN (Ret.): I am currently serving as the Western Region Trustee and am seeking your vote for re-election to serve a second and final term. With my experience and the relationships I have developed with your chapter leaders, the other trustees and the Alumni Association staff, I am well positioned and qualified to continue working to ensure the Association supports all alumni the best we can. I joined the Board of Trustees with the purpose of becoming a hands-on advocate for the members within the Western Region. I recently assumed the chair of the Membership and Alumni Services Committee (MASC) which is encouraging new, successful ways to engage our alumni. I am personally proud of the advances we have made providing state-of-the-art website services to our chapters, classes and parent clubs. I foresee more innovative leadership tools and smarter ways to do our business to best serve your chapter and class volunteer leadership.

My background: At USNA, I was a systems engineering major and rowed varsity lightweight crew. After graduating, I served on six submarines, commanding GREENLING and DRUM.

My commitment and service to the Naval Academy and Alumni Association has been my priority in a variety of ways, including:
• Serving as a member of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter leadership team.
• Serving as a Blue and Gold Officer in San Francisco, CA.
• Serving on the Board of Trustees of MASC since 2012, now as MASC chair, and on the Executive Committee, and previous service on the Communications and Nominations committees.
• I have been a Naval Academy Foundation President’s Circle donor since 2005 and Alumni Association life member since 1975.
I am excited about the prospect of serving the alumni of the Western Region for a second term.

Please feel free to contact me with your questions or comments by email.

Captain Mark S. O’Hare ’76, USN (Ret.): O’Hare retired as a Navy captain with a successful 22-year military career. His last Navy job was as principal executive officer of the U.S. Navy’s aircraft carrier program. He had oversight, responsibility and accountability for all aspects of the Department of Defense $25 billion aircraft carrier program including acquisition, research and development, design, construction, delivery and budget. O’Hare had tours as chief engineer on board THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN71) and head of aircraft carrier new construct at Supervisor Shipbuilding Newport News as well as numerous other military assignments.

O’Hare is a graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School where he earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering.

He is an accomplished businessman having held positions of chairman, CEO and president of several high-tech software and hardware companies from 2002 to present. He is an authored technologist who has co-authored more than 300 issued, granted or pending patents in data security, high available for data in motion or at rest for the internet and or servers, cloud security, key management, dispersed storage, collaboration, connectivity for data and most recently in polymers.

Insight Success magazine picked O’Hare as one of the 30 most Valuable Tech Titans in November 2016. CIO Review featured O’Hare as the cover story for his re-defining data security in August 2015 and published an article on O’Hare and his company as one of 100 most promising IBM Solution providers in November 2015.

Gartner published a paper on O’Hare’s patented technology “The New Paradigm; Software-Defined Data Centric Security” in September 2015 and earlier that year picked his company for its prestigious “Cool Vendor” award in security infrastructure protection in April 2015. O’Hare co-authored an article for the U.S. Naval Institute’s Proceedings magazine entitled, “The New Paradigm for Cyber Security” in March 2015.

He is a donor to the USNA Foundation Fund for Athletic Excellence.

O’Hare is married, has one son and lives in Orange County, CA.

Richard S. Carlquist ’80:
Richard Carlquist has been an engaged supporter across a wide spectrum of the Naval Academy Alumni Association enterprise over the years. He and his wife Tasna reside in San Diego, CA.

Commissioned in 1980, Carlquist entered the special operations training pipeline. His numerous assignments as a deep sea diving officer included command tours both at-sea and ashore. Additionally, he was the 117th naval officer to qualify as a deep submergence vehicle operator.

Carlquist’s career as a financial advisor began in 1995. Acting in a fiduciary capacity, he provides investment advice to non-profit organizations along with a handful of high net worth families across the country.

He has actively supported both the Naval Academy Alumni Association and Naval Academy Foundation over the years both nationally and at the chapter level.
Naval Academy Foundation achievements:
• Naval Academy Foundation Athletic & Scholarship Programs Division Trustee since 2006 and an active member of its outreach committee.
• Project officer for Class of 1980 class gift project committed to raising $1.5 million by 31 December 2020. Status: 94 percent funded based on current gifts and pledges.
• President’s Circle donor.

Chapter Level Milestones: As a member of the leadership team spearheaded several Naval Academy Alumni Association San Diego Chapter initiatives including:
• Initiated the chapter’s effort to incorporate and obtain status as a 501(c) 3 tax exempt organization.
• Stood up and manned the vice president, membership position resulting in the chapter’s recognition as the largest in its category.
• Initiated implementation of financial controls to posture the chapter to give back to Academy-related causes such as the San Diego Crew Classic, STEM support and other projects.

Other leadership roles include:
• Past president, Estate Planning Council of San Diego, CA.
• Past director, Catholic Diocese of San Diego Board of Education (two terms).
• Awarded Captain RL “Zeke” Cormier Honorary Tailhooker of the Year for 2014.


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