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CHARLESTON, SC (Jan. 25)--The U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Edwin Dorn, will speak at The Citadel on Tuesday,February 6, as part of the college's prestigious Greater Issues Series. The address will begin at 11:15 a.m. in McAlister Field House and is free and open to the public. The Cadet Honor Guard, accompanied by the Color Guard and members of the Regimental Band, will conduct an honor ceremony welcoming Secretary Dorn at 10:40 in front of Bond Hall.

     Edwin Dorn has served as Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness since March of 1994. A Presidential appointee confirmed by the Senate, he is the Defense Secretary's senior policy advisor on recruitment, career development, pay and benefits for 3.3 million Department of Defense personnel.

     Before his assignment at the Pentagon, Secretary Dorn served as a director at the Brookings Institution and at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.

     A native of Houston, Texas, Secretary Dorn is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. He was a Fulbright Scholar in England, received a master's degree in African Studies from Indiana University, and completed his doctoral degree in political science at Yale University.

     Secretary Dorn is a prolific writer whose publications include "Rules and Racial Equality" and "Who Defends America?". He has also been an advisor to two public television series: "Congress: We The People" and "Eyes on the Prize," a documentary about the civil rights movement.

     The Citadel's Greater Issues Series, supported by a grant from the Mills B. Lane Memorial Foundation, provides an opportunity for many national leaders to address the Corps of Cadets concerning the national and international issues that are shaping the United States.


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