Ambassador Bill Middendorf, a Heritage Foundation trustee and former Secretary of the Navy, was inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame earlier this month.
The Providence Journal cited Middendorf’s career as a “business leader, author, artist and composer who has served as Secretary of the Navy, ambassador to the Netherlands, the Organization of American States and the European Union.”
The Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame honors “any individual who has brought credit to Rhode Island, brought Rhode Island into prominence, and contributed to the history and heritage of the state.”
The Heritage Foundation congratulates Middendorf on his well-deserved achievement. And we agree with Carafano, who said:
Ambassador Middendorf is an extraordinary national leader who has led an extraordinary life. It was an honor to represent Heritage at the induction ceremony. That he has chosen to affiliate himself with Heritage is a great validation of our mission and real sense of obligation to us to carry on in his life’s work of fighting for the freedom, prosperity and security of all Americans.