‘Duty, Honor, Country’ and Hank Hatch

Updated: Jun 6











LTG (R) Henry James Hatch ’57 receiving his Distinguished Graduate Award.


At Dawson & Associates, we’ve long believed in the Henry Ford adage, You can take my factories and my money but leave me my people and I can rebuild my empire.


Our people have always been our strength and today, one person in particular deserves commendation.  This afternoon, the West Point Association of Graduates will present its Distinguished Graduate Award to Dawson & Associates Senior Advisor, Lt. Gen. (Ret) Henry J. “Hank” Hatch


The Distinguished Graduate Award is presented annually to between three and seven of the nearly 50,000 living graduates of the United States Military Academy at West Point.  This prestigious award recognizes West Point graduates “whose character, distinguished service, and stature draw wholesome comparison to the qualities for which West Point strives, in keeping with its motto: ‘Duty, Honor, Country.’”


A former Chief of Engineers and Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hank has long been recognized as an outstanding leader and we could not be more proud to count him as a member of the Dawson family.  Typical of Hank, when I asked how he felt to receive the award, he didn’t say “Proud” or “Delighted.”


Instead, true to character, he just said, “Humbled.”


Congratulations, Hank.  We’re tremendously honored for you and grateful that you’re a part of our team.


Maj. Gen. (Ret) Don Riley Senior Vice President

Gen. Riley is a former Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Mississippi Valley Division.

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