John Duda, SummitET CEO, and Summit Exercises and Training LLC (SummitET®) has founded the Patrick F. Daly Simulation Fund at Johns Hopkins University. This 5-year gift will allow approximately 150-200 students at Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Science to participate in emergency management simulations during the 2021-2026 school years. This gift honors the late Colonel for his service to America through the U.S. Military, multiple federal agencies, and the White House. SummitET’s gift fully covers the cost of two emergency management simulation exercises per year for the next five years.

“This extremely generous gift will allow our master’s degree students the kind of experiential learning that prepares them well for their careers in national security,” said Kathy Wagner Hill, Director of Center for Advanced Governmental Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

Colonel Daly was a B52 command pilot with over 5,000 flight hours and the recipient of two Distinguished Flying Crosses. The Air Force Colonel, Retired, held various senior counterterrorism positions within the Pentagon, the Department of State, the White House, and the National Nuclear Security Administration. Daly, who passed in 2021, was a true patriot who made it his priority to make the U.S. a safer place.

While working for the Department of Energy’s Office of Counterterrorism and Counterproliferation, Daly was known for his keen subject-matter expertise and ability to bring people together. Daly left an indelible positive impression with those whom he worked with.

The first simulation is scheduled for spring 2022, entitled, This Side of Paradise:  Great Power Competition in Africa, is creating a buzz of excitement among Global Security students at Johns Hopkins. The spring simulation will focus on the power struggle taking place in Africa and allow students to assess the competing interests of regional and global competitors.

“I think Pat would be humbled and honored by this program,” said Duda. “These simulations will really benefit students and give them a chance to prepare for complex security challenges that exist around the world.”

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Patrick F. Daly Simulation fund at Johns Hopkins University

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About Johns Hopkins University
The Johns Hopkins University Center for Advanced Governmental Studies (The Center), located in Washington D.C., is the home of eight (8) masters degrees and three (3) certificate programs designed to enhance understanding of the processes of government and global security.  The Center’s degree programs bring together theory and practice in the study of government and its effects domestically and abroad while preparing individuals for leadership in the public and private sectors.  

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