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Citadel News Service
4 Nov 2011

Jordanian general gives Greater Issues address

Al-Majali talks to cadets about Middle Eastern affairs

The Jordanian Director General of Public Security Lt. Gen. Hussein al-Majali will speak at The Citadel Thursday, Nov. 10, about Middle Eastern affairs and how the S.C. military college prepared him for his leadership role. 

Lt. Gen. Hussein al-Majali

The event, which is open to the public, will take place in McAlister Field House at 5 p.m.

Al-Majali, the son of former Jordanian Prime Minister Hazza’ al-Majali, graduated from The Citadel in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in political science.  In 1982 he received a commission in the Jordanian army.  He served as commandant of the Royal Guards under the late King Hussein, and in 2005 he was appointed Jordan’s ambassador to Bahrain.  He has been in his current position since 2010.

“Lt. Gen. al-Majali embodies the principles of honor, duty, respect,” said Brig. Gen. Sam Hines, provost and dean of the college.  “We are delighted that he has agreed to share some of his insight and wisdom with our students.”
The Greater Issues series was founded in 1954 to enable cadets to participate in important topics of the day. Since its creation, the series has brought presidents, heads of state, scholars, diplomats, journalists and distinguished business and military leaders to Charleston and The Citadel.

The Greater Issues series is made possible by a grant from The Mills B. Lane Memorial Foundation.

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