Cindy McCalip Joins Naval Aviation Museum Foundation as Vice President

By Malerie

March 7, 2018 –Pensacola, Fl—The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation (NAMF) is proud to announce that Cindy McCalip has joined in the position of Vice President. Cindy arrives with a background in Strategic and Operational management in the philanthropic and development sectors.

Cindy previously served as the Chief Operation Officer and Executive Vice President for the United States Navy Memorial Foundation in Washington, D.C. As part of senior leadership, she directed a diverse team and established a clear strategic vision, managing fundraising efforts and representing the organization on a national level. In 2012, Rick West, the 12th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, named her an Honorary Chief Petty Officer.

As Vice President of NAMF, Cindy will be responsible for supporting the Foundation’s mission to ‘Honor the Past, Inspire the Future and Promote Patriotism.’

“Cindy McCalip is a great addition to our NAMF team. She brings with her expertise and experience and is the perfect fit for our mission. I know all our Foundation friends and associates will enjoy working with her,” said General Duane Thiessen, President.

NAMF supports the development and fundraising efforts of the National Naval Aviation Museum and the National Flight Academy. NAMF possesses the highest four-star rating by Charity Navigator for demonstrating strong financial health and a commitment to accountability and transparency.


Media Note: For more information about the National Naval Aviation Museum or Foundation, contact Malerie Shelton at (850) 453-2389 or

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