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Navy Rear Adm. Robin L. Graf will speak at the annual Armed Forces Luncheon at noon next Thursday in the Connecticut Street Armory.

Graf is deputy commander of the Navy Recruiting Command.

A native of Simsbury, Conn., she is a graduate of Cornell University and was commissioned as a naval officer in 1981. In 2008, she was deployed to Iraq and worked with Task Force Ramadi.

The rear admiral is the recipient of a number of awards, including the Joint Service Commendation Medal, two Navy and Marine Corps commendation medals and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.