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Citadel News Service
17 Mar 2009

Distinguished law professor to speak at Leadership Series

Edgar F. Puryear Jr. will talk on the role of character and success in business leadership as a part of The Citadel School of Business Administration South Carolina Bank and Trust Leadership Series at The Citadel at 5:45 p.m., April 7, in Bond Hall, room 165. Admission is free and open to the public.

Currently practicing law in Madison, Va., Puryear has a distinguished record of leadership in the military and civilian arenas. He holds degrees in economic relations, international relations, political science, history, and law from the University of Maryland, the University of Denver,
Princeton University, and the University of Virginia. He has taught at University of Virginia (UVA), the International School of Law (now George Mason University School of Law), National Defense University and is a professor emeritus at Georgetown University.

Commissioned in 1952 as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force, Puryear began service at the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1955 where he was an air training officer, boxing, judo, and debate coach, navigation instructor, political science professor, and assistant dean. In 1964, he accepted a teaching position at UVA. He has served as the civilian attorney advisor to Judge Advocate General’s School for the U.S. Army, a consultant to chief of staff, U.S. Air Force, and a consultant to chief of staff, U.S. Army.

Over the past 40 years, Puryear has lectured at numerous military institutions and is the author of five books on character and leadership in the military.

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