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Keith’s Navy career was highlighted as Captain of a nuclear submarine where he earned the utmost respect from crew members and the base commanders. After his tours underwater, he became a leader in advancing technology as Deputy Director of The Office of Naval Research.  With success both at sea and land, the Navy awarded him the prestigious Legion of Merit establishing his accomplishments as outstanding service to his country.  A philosopher at heart who communicated with eloquence and flair, he remained calm in any storm and solved problems with perseverance, creativity and finesse.


The staff of COVER has been inspired by Keith’s stories for more than three decades and will ensure that 100% of all donations in his honor go toward treating veterans.

Additionally, donations can be made via check to:



Keith P. Garland Memorial Fund

P.O. Box 1284

Charlottesville, VA 22902


Rest assured COVER does not share donor names and 100% of these donations are earmarked for veteran care.

COVER Remembers Keith P. Garland, Captain USN (Retired)

Passed on July 1, 2017

In tribute to his love of country and support of military veterans who sacrifice so much, donations in honor of Captain Keith P. Garland are being received by COVER, the nation’s longest running non-profit agency dedicated to veteran transition support and re-adjustment counseling. Over 90% of COVER’s veteran population experienced high combat and most are wounded with complex treatment needs. The treatment veterans receive through COVER result in better physical health, minimized hospitalizations, and an enhanced quality of life.

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