Captain David Ingraham Draz’s leadership skills were first recognized when he served as the President of the Class of 1944. They have served him well during his military career. He enlisted in the Navy in 1944 and traveled the world while on active duty for 33 years. He became one of the few active duty officers to be qualified in submarines and as a naval aviator, known as Wings and Dolphins. He spent 14 years operating from aircraft carriers. Capt. Draz served in three wars and was honored with numerous awards and medals, among them the Order of the Legion of Merit and Navy Commendation Medal. From 1970-1973 he was the U.S. Naval Attaché in Karachi, Pakistan. After retiring from the Navy in 1977, Capt. Draz started his second career working for Hallmark Cards, Inc., retiring in 1991.