UND | August 24, 2017
Lieutenant General Bryan Fenton, a 1987 University of Notre Dame graduate and former senior manager for the Fighting Irish football team, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Notre Dame Monogram Club's Edward "Moose" Krause Distinguished Service Award. The award is the highest honor given by the Monogram Club.
Fenton, a member of the Monogram Club Board of Directors from 2011-15, will be presented the award during the weekend of the Notre Dame-North Carolina State football game, scheduled for Oct. 28.
The Moose Krause Distinguished Service Award is annually bestowed upon an active Monogram Club member who has achieved notoriety in the following areas:
- Exemplary performance in local, state or national government
- Outstanding dedication to the spirit and ideals of Notre Dame
- Demonstrated responsibility to and concern for their respective communities
- Extraordinary commitment and involvement with youth
Past recipients of the Moose Krause Distinguished Service Award include Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C. (1986), Ara Parseghian (1998), Rev. Edward A. "Monk" Malloy, C.S.C. (2005), Lou Holtz (2008), Ruth Riley (2015) and Justice Alan Page (2016).
"The Monogram Club is honored that Lieutenant General Bryan Fenton has agreed to accept this year's Moose Krause Award," says Monogram Club President Kevin O'Connor ('89, lacrosse). "Lieutenant General Fenton's long-standing and exemplary service and commitment to protecting our country -- as well as his dedication to Notre Dame and support of the Monogram Club -- make him a very worthy recipient of our highest honor. We look forward to presenting the Moose Krause Award to General Fenton and his family this fall."
Fenton has served in the United States Army for over 30 years after being commissioned as an Army officer from the Notre Dame Army ROTC program. In 2014, Fenton was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General, and then advanced to the position of Major General in 2016 as the Commander of Special Operations Command, Pacific. This past May, Fenton received a third star and became the first Special Operations officer to assume the job of Deputy Commander at U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) in Honolulu, Hawaii. USPACOM is responsible for US military operations in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and is comprised of over 350,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and civilian employees.
Fenton, who was born in New Orleans and raised in Seymour, Tenn., holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing from Notre Dame. He also has a Master of Military Arts and Science degree from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. and served as the 2009 Army Fellow in the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Additionally, Fenton has received negotiation/leadership training at Harvard's Business/Law Schools.