The Passing of Judge Reviere


It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Judge Herman Reviere.  Herman passed away at the age of 87 on June 7, 2018.   A graduate of the University of Tennessee, he was appointed to be a Circuit Court Judge in the home state of his Alma mater in 1992 and served as a Circuit Court Judge in Lauderdale County.  His funeral took place on Sunday, June 10, 2018 in Ripley, Tennessee. 

Judge Reviere played an instrumental part in the Tennessee field studies of our International Fellows.  He generously opened up his home for the International Fellows during their field studies to Ripley.  He served as the first member of DOCA (Defense Orientation Conference Association) to become involved with the NDU International Fellows Program. He proved himself invaluable to the IF Program and DOCA from the summer of 2003 until his retirement from the field sponsor program in 2011.  Judge Reviere personally arranged visits into American homes and to judicial and political institutions for the sake of the Fellows in addition to being vital in facilitating receptions and social events.  His successful field study trips not only inspired the people of Ripley to open their homes to International Fellows but also motivated DOCA members in various parts of the country to sponsor International Fellows Programs.  His initiative and determination to provide meaningful experiences for the International Fellows at NDU significantly contributed to the overall mission success of the University’s international student programs.  His hospitality and achievement complimented the overall objectives and goals of the international security assistance and educational efforts of NDU.  The International Fellows spoke highly of his programs as having provided them “a memory of a lifetime.” 

Please keep Judge Reviere, and his friends and family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We are forever grateful to Judge Reviere and offer our deepest condolences to those whose lives he touched.