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Chairman of U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey to Visit Campus Oct. 31
Syracuse University’s Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT) and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) will host Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the 18th chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, for a campus lecture on the challenges facing the next generation of security professionals and the role higher education plays in developing an effective, committed and ethical workforce.
The campus visit is being held in conjunction with the 90th anniversary celebration of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
“We are honored to host Chairman Dempsey, and we’re particularly proud that he selected Syracuse University as the setting to shine a spotlight on the important role higher education can play in supporting and empowering both the nation’s veterans and future defense leaders,” says Vice Chancellor for Veterans and Military Affairs J. Michael Haynie.
Joining Dempsey and providing additional remarks will be INSCT Director William C. Banks and Maxwell School Dean James B. Steinberg. Vice Chancellor Haynie will moderate.
Dempsey’s free lecture will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, and will be held in the Melanie Gray Ceremonial Courtroom in Dineen Hall. Tickets are required and may be obtained from the Schine Box Office beginning Monday, Oct. 27, at 9 a.m. A valid SU or SUNY-ESF I.D. is required and tickets are limited to two per person. Doors will open on Oct. 31 at 9 a.m. for security screening and guests should plan to arrive early. Backpacks and other large bags are not permitted.
As 18th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Dempsey is the highest-ranking military officer in the U.S. Armed Forces and the principal military advisor to the president, the secretary of defense and the National Security Council. During nearly 40 years of service, Dempsey has commanded at every echelon of the Army, from platoon to combatant command. His decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Distinguished Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with two Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Bronze Star with “V” Device and Oak Leaf Cluster.