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Citadel News Service
9 Mar 2012

Leadership symposium brings in national leaders

Former Secretary of Education gives address

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Former Secretary of Education William J. Bennett

The Citadel’s 5th Annual Principled Leadership Symposium is bringing in prominent national leaders from across the country, including William J. Bennett, former U.S. president cabinet member and best-selling author, who will give a Greater Issues speech.

The following events are free and open to the public.

THURSDAY, 15 MARCH

9 a.m., Buyer Auditorium
Deborah Lee James, Executive Vice President, Communications and Government Affairs, SAIC

As the SAIC executive vice president for communications and government affairs, James is responsible for media relations, marketing communications, congressional affairs, policy analysis, compliance with laws governing engagement with public officials, corporate responsibility and community relations. James has served in senior homeland and national security management, policy and program positions in government and the private sector for more than 25 years.

11 a.m., McAlister Field House
Dr. William J. Bennett, Former U.S. Secretary of Education

Bennett, who is a former U.S. secretary of education, is one of America’s most important, influential and respected voices on cultural, political and education issues. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he studied philosophy at Williams College and the University of Texas where he earned a doctorate and Harvard where he earned a law degree. He is the Washington Fellow of the Claremont Institute, where he is also the chairman of Americans for Victory over Terrorism, a project dedicated to sustaining and strengthening public opinion as the war on terrorism moves forward.

4: 15 p.m., Buyer Auditorium
Maj. Gen. Patrick H. Brady, USA (Ret.), Medal of Honor Recipient for actions in Vietnam, 1968

Brady spent more than 34 years in the Army serving in stations all over the world. He was in Berlin during the building of the wall and returned in 1989 when it was torn down. He served in the Dominican Republic during that conflict, in Korea as commander of the troops at the Joint Security area of the DMZ and for 2 years in Vietnam as a helicopter ambulance pilot. He has eight years of service with America’s citizen soldiers, our Reserve Components, and is a former chief of Army public affairs. With his daughter Meghan, Brady coauthored the book, Dead Men Flying.

4:15 p.m., McAlister Field House
Joe Ehrmann, Former NFL Player, Author of InSideOut Coaching

Ehrmann has been an educator, motivator and coach for more than 25 years. His revolutionary concepts of teambuilding, mentoring and coaching are the subject of the New York Times bestseller Season of Life, written by Jeffrey Marx. A graduate of Syracuse University, Joe was an All-American football player and went on to play professional football for 13 years. He was named the Colts “Man of the Year.”

FRIDAY, 16 MARCH

1 p.m., McAlister Field House
Joe Ehrmann, Former NFL Player, Author of InSideOut Coaching

Ehrmann has been an educator, motivator and coach for more than 25 years. His revolutionary concepts of teambuilding, mentoring and coaching are the subject of the New York Times bestseller Season of Life, written by Jeffrey Marx. A graduate of Syracuse University, Joe was an All-American football player and went on to play professional football for 13 years. He was named the Colts “Man of the Year.”

1 p.m., Buyer Auditorium
Col. James E. Moschgat, USAF (Ret.), National Security Space Institute

Moschgat is the associate dean of operations, National Security Space Institute, Air Education and Training Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. He is the commandant’s primary advisor leading a multi-service team providing world-class space education and training. During his 30-year Air Force career, Moschgat accumulated more than 4,000 flying hours in fighter and trainer aircraft and flew 60 combat missions.  He is the author of Leadership and the Janitor.

2 p.m., McAlister Field House
Dave Roever, Wounded Warrior, Wounded Warriors Alliance

At the height of the Vietnam War, Roever joined the U. S. Navy and served as a river boat gunner in the elite Brown Water Black Beret in Vietnam. Eight months into his tour of duty in Vietnam, Roever was burned beyond recognition when a grenade exploded in his hand.  Today, Roever is a sought-after public speaker, and he and his wife, Brenda, are co-founders of Eagles Summit Ranch in Colorado where they train wounded warriors, military personnel and young leaders.

The Principled Leadership Symposium is made possible by the generous support of Bill ('63) and Gay Krause and by Steve ('64) and Rita McManus as well as The Citadel Class of 1959 and The Citadel Alumni Association.

“Graduating principled leaders is what we do at The Citadel,” said Brig. Gen. Cliff Poole, executive director of the Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics, “We are delighted that the Principled Leadership Symposium gives us the opportunity to bring other students to The Citadel to explore and generate dialogue about the meaning of leadership.”

The Greater Issues address is made possible by the Mills B. Lane Foundation and Henry Johnson (’75) and his wife Jenny.

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