Forrest and his twin brother Horace grew up on their parents’ Millbrook Farm in Blue Hill, Maine, and earned their God and Country, Eagle Scout, and Order of the Arrow Vigil together. Following graduation from George Stevens Academy in Blue Hill, Forrest earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Naval Engineering from the United States Naval Academy and a Brevet Technique from the French Naval War College in Paris, France.
Upon commissioning in 1965, Forrest served in a broad range of operational and staff assignments in the Naval Surface Warfare command. After joining the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, he served as Navy planner for international negotiations, arms control, and combating terrorism. Forrest retired as a Navy Captain in 1991 with a Legion of Merit.
His subsequent efforts as a Director of ANSER, Incorporated and The Tauri Group helped shape corporate growth, particularly in homeland security.
Forrest joined the National Capital Area Council Executive Board in 2014 as Endowment Committee Chair, and subsequently joined Amangamek-Wipit Lodge Order of the Arrow and the Interfaith Working Group. He was awarded the National Eagle Scout Association’s Outstanding Eagle Scout in 2020.
Forrest and Janet, his wife of 52 years, live in McLean, Virginia. His community work with youth programs included McLean Youth Athletics and Saint Luke Catholic Church. They have two married daughters, Sarah and husband Brian Halweil, Emily and husband Brian Baran, Eagle Scout son Matthew, and three grandchildren, Clio, Cyrus, and Cub Scout Matthew who are the lights of their lives.
You can watch Forrest receive his Silver Beaver Award on Saturday, May 15th at 7:30pm by reserving your seat at the virtual Court of Honor.