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The Honorable William H. Webster Distinguished Service Award Dinner

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The William H. Webster Distinguished Service Award Dinner will take place on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at the new home of the International Spy Museum in L’Enfant Plaza. On this special evening, more than 500 attendees will gather to recognize the men and women who have served in the field of National Security with integrity and distinction. 

The Museum’s award is named for Judge William H. Webster, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (the only individual to have held both offices), a man whose reputation for probity and forthrightness is the standard by which all others are measured. Before serving the intelligence community, Judge Webster was a distinguished jurist of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and of the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Since retirement from public office, Webster has practiced law at the Washington DC office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy where he specializes in arbitration, mediation, and internal investigation. He is currently the Chairman of the Homeland Security Advisory Council and a founding member of the International Spy Museum Advisory Board of Directors. Judge Webster has a long record of distinguished service to our country; the International Spy Museum is pleased to name this award in his honor. 

Each year, The Honorable William H. Webster Distinguished Service Award is given to an individual who has embodied the values of our esteemed friend, mentor, and leader – Judge William H. Webster. This year’s honoree is someone known for his invaluable service and contributions to the Intelligence Community, someone that has worked from the ground up and has been both a provider and consumer of intelligence with more than 20 years of experience. It is with great pride that we announce the 2019 honoree is General Michael V. Hayden (Ret.), former Director of the National Security Agency, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. 


  • DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM
  • LOCATION: International Spy Museum | 700 L'Enfant Plaza, SW | Washington, DC 20024 
  • ATTIRE: Cocktail
  • ATTENDEES: Approximately 600 guests will attend this inspirational evening of cocktails, dinner, and an award ceremony.



  • VIP Reception (By Invitation Only) 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Cocktail Reception 6:30 PM  - 7:30 PM
  • Dinner & Awards 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Dessert Reception 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM

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