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Press Release | Aug. 24, 2012

Lieutenant General Drago Lovrić to be Inducted into NDU Hall of Fame

University Celebrates Distinguished Alum

(Washington, DC) National Defense University (NDU) is pleased to announce the induction of Lieutenant General Drago Lovrić into the International Fellows Hall of Fame. LTG Lovrić is the current Chief of General Staff of the Croatian Armed Forces and a 2004 graduate of NDU’s Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy (formerly the Industrial College of the Armed Forces). He will be inducted in a ceremony at Ft. McNair on Tuesday, August 28 at 12:00 PM in the Richard A. Chilcoat International Student Center in Marshall Hall.

The International Fellows Hall of Fame was established to recognize former International Fellows who achieve the highest positions of service in their nations’ Armed Forces or government. LTG Lovrić is the University’s 34th inductee into the Hall of Fame and the 2nd inductee from Croatia. His picture will be permanently displayed in the Hall of Fame area of Marshall Hall at Fort McNair.

National Defense University offers 1-year fellowships to select senior officers from more than 50 nations, all invited by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The fellowships provide an opportunity to study in the Eisenhower School, the National War College, or the College of International Security Affairs. The program conducts extensive travel within the United States to military, cultural, and industrial locations. The objectives of the International Fellows Program are to:

  • Prepare future leaders of the armed forces and civilian agencies for high-level policy command and staff responsibilities.
  • Provide an understanding of factors and considerations that shape U.S. security policy and strategy.
  • Develop firsthand knowledge of the social, political, and economic factors that shape U.S. institutions.
  • Further develop the professional qualifications of the International Fellow.
Media wishing to attend the ceremony or for any inquiries about the ceremony or the International Fellows Hall of Fame, please contact Mr. Russ Thacker of the International Student Management Office at (202) 685-2545 or

The National Defense University is the nation’s premier center for Joint Professional Military Education. The University is an accredited graduate-level national security institution that educates, develops and inspires future strategic and operational leaders with the ability to anticipate and confront global security challenges. For more information about the National Defense University, please contact: Dave Thomas, Public Affairs Officer, at 202-685-3140 or; or visit