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APSU to host commanding general in “Conversation With a Soldier”

November 26, 2002


Maj. Gen. David H. Petraeus, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, Ky., will speak with students, faculty and the community from 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4, in the Sundquist Science Complex, room 106B. The event will commence with a round-table discussion among six students from ROTC, history and political science.

Petraeus will address the students' questions in light of current political and military issues abroad. Then the floor will open to the public for questions.

Petraeus recently returned from a year's deployment on Operation Joint Forge in Bosnia, where he was the assistant chief of staff for operations of the NATO Stabilization Force and the deputy commander of the U.S. Joint Interagency Counter-Terrorism Task Force.

Before his tour, he spent two years at Fort Bragg, N.C., where he served initially as the assistant division commander for operations of the 82nd Airborne Division and then as chief of staff of the 18th Airborne Corps.

Petraeus graduated from the U. S. Military Academy at West Point and holds a master's degree in public affairs and a doctorate in international relations from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

He subsequently taught as an assistant professor of international relations at the U. S. Military Academy and completed a U.S. Army War College Fellowship at Georgetown University.

The forum is free and open to the public. For further information, contact Dr. Dewey Browder, professor of history and chair of the history and philosophy department, at 7924.