The 24-year Navy and Navy Reserve veteran was honored with the Nathan Hale Award at the ROA’s 90th anniversary gala in Washington, CACI said Wednesday.
The Nathan Hale award recognizes federal, state and local government and civic leaders for outstanding and dedicated individual service in the interest of national security.
“I am very honored to receive the Nathan Hale Award because it represents the importance of patriotic service,” London told ExecutiveBiz.
“In my military and professional careers, I have endeavored to be ever vigilant in serving my country and the fine employees of CACI who are trusted partners in national security.“
“With nearly one quarter of our employees coming from the U.S. armed forces, we remain ever vigilant in doing work that is in the best interest of our remarkable servicemen and women,” London added in CACI’s announcement.
London first joined the military as an active duty Navy officer in 1959 and served as a naval aviator and carrier pilot in task forces working against Soviet Union nuclear submarines.
Between 1969 and 1970, he served as aide and administrative assistant to the vice chief of the Naval Material Command in the Department of the Navy.
He left active duty in 1971 and joined the Navy Reserve, where he retired as a captain in 1983 after commanding aeronautical engineering units with the Naval Air Systems Command.
“We congratulate Dr. London on receiving the Nathan Hale Award from the Reserve Officers Association,” said Warren Phillips, CACI lead board director. “This recognition exemplifies the spirit of patriotism that has marked Jack’s conduct over the years.”