Six-time U.S. Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker received the prestigious West Point Association of Graduates Thayer Award in a closed ceremony hosted by the United States Military Academy yesterday. The Corps of Cadets conducted a review in his honor on the Plain prior to the award presentation dinner.
Crocker served a total of 14 years as a U.S. Ambassador in six countries for four presidential administrations. In September 2004, President George W. Bush conferred on him the diplomatic rank of Career Ambassador, the highest rank in the Foreign Service, equivalent to a four-star officer in the military. Read more.