Commanders Veteran of the Game

Patriot Point Vice President Hugh Middleton was honored as the Washington Commanders “Veteran of the Game” following the first quarter of the Commanders’ game against the New York Giants this past Sunday.


Hugh, a former U.S. Navy SEAL Lieutenant Commander, served 14 years during which he was assigned to SEAL Teams, One, Three, Five, Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSWDG) and spent time in various overseas assignments including a Special Operations Joint Staff.  He also worked in several U.S. embassies and consulates.


“It was flattering to be recognized by the Commanders,” Hugh said. “While standing on the field, I could sense the appreciation of the fans, not just for my service, but also for the service of all of the men and women who have served and continue to put themselves in harm’s way.”


Also at the game Sunday, the Patriot Point team had a table where fans could learn more about its 294-acre retreat that provides a safe, secure and tranquil outdoor recreational retreat facility for wounded, ill, and injured active-duty service members, veterans, their families and caregivers who face daily struggles related to their time spent defending our great nation.  Fans also had the chance to enter a free raffle to win the “Commanders Experience” at the Military Bowl game on December 27 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis.