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Everett Alvarez ’60, former officer, United States navy (second longest-held U.S. POW), former deputy director, Peace Corps; former deputy administrator, Veterans Administration; former board chair, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; chair, VA CARES Commission; author, Chained Eagle, Code of Conduct; recipient, Lone Sailor Award, Silver Star, two Legions of Merit, two Bronze Star Medals, the Distinguished Flying Cross, and two Purple Heart Medals; member, Vietnam War Commemoration Advisory Council 

Elizabeth Birch ’85, former executive director, The Human Rights Campaign; former worldwide director of litigation, Apple Inc; former chairman of the board, National and Lesbian Task Force; former attorney; host, Here TV

Edmund "Jerry" G. Brown, Jr. ’59, former governor, California (fourth term, longest serving governor in California history); former attorney general, California; former secretary of state, California; former mayor, Oakland

John C. Cruden ’74, former assistant attorney general, Environment and Natural Resource Division; former president, American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL)

Benjamin F. Cruz J.D.’75, Speaker of the 34th Guam Legislature; public auditor of Guam

Robert D. Durham ’72, former associate justice, Oregon Supreme Court; former judge, Oregon Court of Appeals

Mike Espy J.D. ’78, former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (first African American to hold the position); former member of Congress, Mississippi; candidate, United States Senate 

Ron Flynn ’65, former brigadier general, U.S. Army

Jim Garrison ’73, founder and president, Ubiquity University; co-founder,  State of the World Forum; author, America as Empire, The Plutonium Culture, The Darkness of God: Theology after Hiroshima 

Joanne Hayes-White ’86, former fire chief, San Francisco, first female fire chief of a major metropolitan city

Martin Jenkins ’77, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California, first openly gay and third Black man to serve on the state’s high court

Keith Kellogg ’66, national security advisor to the Vice President Mike Pence; former executive secretary and chief of staff, U.S. National Security Council; former chief operating officer, Coalition Provisional Authority; former lieutenant general, US Army; recipient, Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service

Robert J. Lagomarsino ’53, former representative, U.S. Congress, California; former senator, California State Senate; former major, Ojai California 

William Lenaers ’69, former commanding general, U.S. Army; former chief of ordnance and commandant, U.S. Army Ordnance School 

Zoe Lofgren J.D. ’75, representative, U.S. Congress, California (district's first female U.S. representative)

Suzy (Pollack) Loftus ’96, interim district attorney, San Francisco; former special assistant attorney general on criminal law; former domestic violence and elder abuse prosecutor, San Francisco; former president, San Francisco Police Comission

Tom McEnery ’67, M.A. ’70, former vice chairman, San Jose Sharks; former mayor, San Jose; author; co-founder, San Jose Inside 

Bob Miller ’67, former governor, Nevada

Frank Murkowski ’55, former governor and senator, Alaska

Dee Dee Myers ’83, former White House press secretary, Clinton Administration (first woman to ever hold that position); executive vice president of corporate communications, Warner Bros.; author, New York Times' Bestseller Why Women Should Rule the World; political analyst and commentator, CNBC; contributing editor, Vanity Fair; managing director of public affairs, The Glover Park Group 

Janet Napolitano ’79, president, University of California System, former secretary of Homeland Security, Obama Administration; former governor, Arizona; former attorney general, Arizona; first woman to hold all of these positions 

Gavin Newsom ’89, governor, California; former lieutenant governor, California; former mayor, San Francisco

Edward A. Panelli ’53 J.D. ’55, former associate justice, California Supreme Court

Leon Panetta ’60 J.D. ’63, former U.S. Secretary of Defense; former director of the CIA, Obama Administration; former White House chief of staff, Clinton Administration; representative, U.S. Congress, California

Mary Ann Peters ’72, CEO, Carter Center; former provost, Naval War College; member, Council on Foreign Relations and Women in International Security; former U.S. ambassador to Bangladesh; previously served on the National Security Council; council member, Council on Foreign Relations, Women in International Security 

Joe Peterson ’72, former lieutenant general, U.S. Army

Richard Riordan ’52, former mayor, Los Angeles; former secretary of education, California

Thomas Romig J.D. ’80, former dean, Washburn University School of Law; former major general, former judge advocate general, U.S. Army

Richard Tallman ’75, senior judge, U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; judge, United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review

Anthony Williams ’73, former mayor, Washington, D.C.; former CFO, U.S. Department of Agriculture; CEO, Federal City Council 

Michael C. Wehr ’85, major general, deputy chief of engineers/deputy commanding general (second in command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

Garrett Yee ’87, major general, U.S. Army

 

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