David S. Sedney, Class of 1969, is the recipient of
Sedney exemplifies the four outcomes of a John Carroll education: a strong sense of self, excellence in achievement of personal and professional aspirations, a moral compass and a global perspective. Sedney demonstrates outstanding service to our country as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for
The award is named in memory of the Rev. Charles K. Riepe, who served as the president, principal and chaplain of The John Carroll School. He established John Carroll as a Catholic, independent school in 1971. The award recognizes alumni who have demonstrated outstanding achievement and community service. The winner is an exemplary role model consistent with the Catholic values and philosophy of The John Carroll School. This award is the highest honor that can be given to alumni of The John Carroll School. The award will be presented to Sedney on Saturday, June 2 at the 2012 commencement, where he will be the keynote speaker.
Sedney has had a distinguished career with the U.S. government. He was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia from 2007 to 2009. He served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassyin
Earlier, Sedney served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the United States Embassy in Baku, Azerbaijan (1995 to 1997), Political-Military Officer at the United States Embassy in Beijing, China (1991 to 1994) and Political Officer, Refugee Officer and Consular Officer at the United States Embassy in Bucharest, Romania (1985 to 1987). He was a watch officer at the State Department's Operations Center (1987 to 1988) and duty officer and senior duty officer at the White House Situation Room (1988 to 1989).