The Naval Historical Foundation announced at its 12 June annual meeting that Kathleen Broome Williams, Robert M. Browning Jr., and Thomas C. Hone have been named as the 2021 Commodore Dudley W. Knox Medal recipients for lifetime achievement in the profession of naval history.
The award is named for Commodore Dudley Wright Knox (1877–1960). A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and Naval War College, Knox had a distinguished career as a naval officer with service in the Spanish-American War, Boxer Rebellion, Great White Fleet, and World War I. But it was his abilities as a historian, librarian, and archivist that earned him respect and admiration among his peers and later generations.