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Rear Admiral Chuck McGrail Memorial Scholarship Program

Rear Admiral Chuck McGrail, U. S. Navy (ret) was, along with Rear Admiral Jim Carey, the co-founder of The Flag & General Officers' Network. Early in 2011, TFGON was approached by the Rear Admiral James J. Carey Foundation [ ] with an offer to fund a scholarship within TFGON in memory of Admiral McGrail, who passed away in early 2000.

The scholarship is focused on youth leadership training for military veterans and is meant for military veteran college juniors, seniors, and graduate students with an interest in careers in national and international public policy or public service. These scholarships will be used to fund an annual fellowship with a view towards providing training and education and credentials to enable the recipient to pursue a career path in federal service or related national public policy work and/or public service. To apply for an Admiral McGrail Memorial Scholarship, contact Rear Admiral Kirk Foster, US NAVY (ret) at for details. Rear Admiral Foster is TFGON's Program Director for the Admiral McGrail Scholars Program.

A listing of the current Admiral McGrail Scholars is shown below, including copies of their MidTerm & Final Reports so TFGON members can see the benefits these exceptional military veterans are receiving from our program. We have had several graduates of the McGrail Scholars in attendance at TFGON's Quarterly Networking Receptions and it is expected that these fine examples of youth leadership will serve as mentors for all the future scholars participating in this program.

For a biography of Admiral Chuck McGrail, Click here .

Aanjali' J. Anderson

Military Service: United States Army
University Affiliation: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Grad School Affiliation: The George Washington University Law School
McGrail/WS Fellowship: Dept. of Homeland Security, Office of Chief Counsel, Field Operations
Narrative: Aanjali' Anderson is a former signal Non-Commissioned Officer in the United States Army. She served four years as a communication specialist and four years as a Sexual Assault Victims Advocate and a Response Coordinator. Aanjali' served her entire career in the 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, NC. While serving she completed her Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology in order to better serve her clients who were survivors of violent crimes. She received the Meritorious Service Medal upon her honorable discharge from the Army. After leaving the Army she entered law school just days later. She is currently on the Moot Court Board for The George Washington University Law School where she also served as a 2017-18 writing fellow. After graduation, she hopes to continue work in advocacy and government procurement.

Danyelle Clark

Military Service: United States Air Force
University Affiliation: N/A
Grad School Affiliation: The George Washington University Law School
McGrail/WS Fellowship: Alexandria Public Defenders Office
Narrative: Danyelle Clark is a former cryptologic linguist in the United States Air Force. After graduating from the Defense Language Institute Basic Korean Course in Monterey, California, she was stationed at Osan AFB, South Korea. Following active duty, Danyelle started a family and worked as a legal assistant for the Department of Justice. Danyelle is attending law school with the desire to work as a public defender and help further criminal justice reform.

Michael Sheehan

Military Service: United States Marine Corps
University Affiliation: American Military University
Grad School Affiliation: The George Washington University Law School
McGrail/WS Fellowship: Office of the Secretary of Defense Legal Internship
Narrative: Michael Sheehan is a former Middle East cryptologic linguist in the United States Marine Corps. He was stationed at Fort Gordon, GA, and worked as a language analyst and mission manager at the National Security Agency. Simultaneously, he served as Platoon Sergeant for 1st Platoon, Company D, Marine Cryptologic Support Battalion. During his enlistment, he completed his undergraduate studies and received his Bachelor's degree in Middle Eastern Studies. Following graduation, he hopes to pursue a career in national security or intelligence law.