His death is described as a “great loss for the Navy family and the U.S. Naval Academy.”
The funeral of former Naval Academy Superintendent Admiral Charles Larson will be held Wednesday, July 30, at 10 a.m. at the Naval Academy Chapel. A burial service at the USNA cemetery will immediately follow.
Admiral Larson was among the most accomplished and influential superintendents in the 169-year history of the Naval Academy, serving in the position twice: 1983-1986 and 1994-1998.
He is credited with the establishment of the framework with the Naval Academy Alumni Association for USNA’s largest-to-date public/private funding venture, which led to the construction of the Brigade Activities Center, now known as Alumni Hall. He directed the Naval Academy’s 150-year anniversary celebration, and led the effort to build the Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center.
Admiral Larson also recognized the need for, and enabled the eventual establishment of, what is now the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership.
“He was a great man who served his nation with distinction, honor and dignity,” said U.S. Naval Academy Superintendent Vice Admiral Ted Carter. “Lynda and I join the Larson family in grieving his loss.”