Rear Admiral Center served in Operation Desert Storm, worked as an arms-control negotiator with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, closed naval bases in California, helped search for the wreckage of Korean Air Lines Flight #007, which was shot down by Russia, and commanded all naval activities in the Pacific Northwest. And that just scratches the surface of Bill Center’s 35 years in the Navy. But his relationship with the University of Washington runs even longer – 45 years long, to be exact.
Retired Real Admiral Bill Center (MPA ’78), was selected as the recipient of the University of Washington’s 2020 Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award. Rear Admiral Center exemplifies a life-long commitment of dedication and service to his country and to the University of Washington.
Edmonds Rotary has gone virtual while we are under Snohomish County’s Phase 2 guidelines. We're still meeting every Tuesday at noon – but we're doing it via Zoom. If you would like to attend, contact us at https://www.edmondsrotary.com/contact for a Zoom invitation/ID.