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Citadel News Service
5 Sep 2007

The military, the media and corporate America

Retired Maj. Gen. Perry M. Smith, a teacher, author and radio commentator, will speak at The Citadel on Tuesday, Sept. 11, as part of the School of Business Administration Leadership Forum.

Created in 2002, the Leadership Forum focuses on leadership and ethics in the lives of businesses and organizations.

Smith’s address, which begins at 5:45 p.m. in Duckett Hall Auditorium, is free and open to the public. He will discuss “Leadership and Ethics: Lessons from the military, the media and corporate America."

A retired Air Force major general, Smith served as a chief of maintenance of an F-4 fighter wing, commanded an F-15 fighter wing, and served as the top Air Force planner and the commandant of the National War College. From 1968 to 1969, he flew 180 combat missions over North Vietnam and Laos while a member of the 555th Fighter Squadron.

Smith is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and earned his PhD. in International Relations from Columbia University. He has written six books. “Rules and Tools for Leaders” is his most successful, with more than 300,000 copies in print. Recently he assisted in the editing of “Medal of Honor” by Peter Collier. The book highlights the lives of our living Medal of Honor recipients.

Smith served as a commentator for CNN from 1991 to 1998. Since December 1998, he has been a special correspondent for CBS Radio News. He serves on the boards of some non-profit organizations, including the National Science Center, the Augusta Museum of History and the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation.

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