PAX PROPTER VIM – “PEACE THROUGH POWER”
The Port of Baltimore will be the site of the Commissioning Ceremony for the most powerful,
technologically-advanced, United States Destroyer in our history – USS ZUMWALT DDG 1000.
This FIRST IN CLASS ship introduces major innovations in design: stealth profile, small crew size,
wave-piercing tumblehome hull, state-of-the-art electric propulsion and the latest long-range gun
and missile weaponry. The USS ZUMWALT is unlike any warship that has ever sailed the seas.
ELMO “BUD” ZUMWALT JR.
The ship is named in recognition of the achievements and legacy of Admiral “Bud” Zumwalt,
whose tenure as CNO was marked by the trail-blazing initiatives to
improve the quality of life for our enlisted sailors.
He took truly bold and unprecedented actions, captured in his famous Z-Grams,
that ultimately opened doors for today’s women and ethnic and racial minorities to enter, thrive
and succeed in our military services.
The comissioning will be USS ZUMWALT’s official transfer from the shipyard to the United
States Navy. Please stand with us in Navy tradition and financially support bringing the ship
to life in a one of a kind historic, patriotic and uplifting event taking place alongside Fort
McHenry, an iconic location known for inspiring our national anthem.
USS ZUMWALT SCHOLARSHIP FUND
A scholarship will be awarded each year to a deserving crew member or immediate family member
(spouse or dependent child) who exemplifies the spirit of Admiral Zumwalt in leadership, academics and citizenship.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION FUND
In recognition of Admiral Zumwalt’s success in creating a more diverse and inclusive Navy
and to ensure that his legacy in this regard continues to motivate positive changes in our
military and beyond.
Adm. Elmo Zumwalt’s daughters, Ann Zumwalt and Mouzetta Zumwalt-
Weathers, break champagne bottles during the christening of the USS
Zumwalt at Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine on April 12, 2014.
The commissioning of USS ZUMWALT will take place at the Port of Baltimore
on October 15th, 2016 (with special events October 10-15).
Donors and sponsors of this historic occasion most importantly support
scholarships and programs for the ship and crew for years to come.
The activities surrounding the commissioning of USS ZUMWALT are privately funded. Your
support through the non-profit (501c3) Navy League – Baltimore Council will ensure a strong
triad: Commissioning Ceremony, USS ZUMWALT Scholarship Fund and the Admiral Zumwalt
Diversity and Inclusion Fund.