Queen Elizabeth has distinguished both Rosa and Ellice McDonald as Commanders of the Order of the British Empire for their outstanding contributions to Scottish-American relations—the only husband-wife CBE duo in North America. They are members of the Executive Committee of the Clan Donald Lands Trust, an entity formed in 1971 that now owns the Clan Donald Centre and 20,000 acres of historic clan land on Skye.
We are honored by Commodore Rosa McDonald’s 36-year participation in the Naval Institute and humbled by her generosity. The Institute staff looks forward to enjoying her good company for many years to come.
Call for Support for Stansfield Turner's Oral History
During a series of interviews, retired naval officer and former CIA director Stansfield Turner discussed the personalities and events that shaped his remarkable career. With financial assistance, the Naval Institute will soon be able to complete this important history project.
Naval Academy classmate President Jimmy Carter nominated Admiral Turner as Director of Central Intelligence in February 1977. Upon confirmation, he assumed command of all foreign-intelligence agencies in the United States, as well as the Central Intelligence Agency, which he led from 1977 until 1981. Among his responsibilities was developing new procedures for closer oversight of the intelligence community by the White House and Congress.
During his naval career, this Rhodes Scholar served as Commander-in-Chief Allied Forces Southern Europe (NATO), as Commander Second Fleet, and as executive assistant to Navy Secretaries Paul Ignatius and John Chafee. As president of the Naval War College in the early 1970s, he is credited with lasting improvements to both the academic style and content of this venerable institution. He retired from the Navy in 1978.
The Naval Institute seeks to underwrite the costs of transcribing, footnoting, indexing, and binding Admiral Turner's oral history. Tax-deductible contributions of all sizes are appreciated. Those who donate $1,000 or more to the Turner project will be recognized in the history's preface and receive a copy of the handsome bound volume. If you can help, please contact Sue Sweeney at (410) 295-1054, or at [email protected]  .
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