Archive for Thursday, October 18, 2007

Newly endowed academic chair at CGSC honors Colin Powell

October 18, 2007

An academic chair and lecture series at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth will be named in honor of retired four-star general and former U.S. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell.

"General Powell has an extraordinary and indelible service record to the nation," retired Lt. Gen. Robert Arter, chairman of the board of trustees of the Command and General Staff College Foundation, said in a news release from the foundation. "And the CGSC Foundation is extremely proud to have the opportunity to establish these programs at the College in his name."

According to Arter and Bob Ulin, the CGSCF chief executive officer, Powell has agreed to allow the foundation to establish an endowment to fund an academic chair in his name as well as establish a lecture series.

The intent is to provide a forum for the discussion of national security issues by prominent national and international leaders for the benefit of the military students at the college. Business and community leaders from around the nation will be invited to participate as well.

The CGSC Foundation was established in 2005 as a tax-exempt, nonprofit private corporation. Programs supported by the foundation include awards for the students and faculty, and support for conferences, lectures and community outreach activities that help connect the American people to their Army.

For more information about the foundation visit www. cgscf.org.

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