October 12 marks the debut of “InsideTrack with Stephen J. Friedman,” a series of discussions on current events and public policy issues. The inaugural event features special guest Ret. General Charles Krulak, Commandant of the Marine Corps, speaking from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Schimmel Center on the NYC Campus.
Please join us at what’s sure to be an enlightening and informative conversation and Q&A with one of our country’s highly-decorated veterans, who will give us an look at the concerns the United States military is facing in Afghanistan and around the world.
Faculty and staff interested in attending should RSVP to Jennifer Crespo at email@example.com, and alumni should contact Sheila Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org or (914) 773-3103. A reception for alumni will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room.
General Krulak served 35 years in the U.S. Marine Corps and his last position was as Commandant of the Marine Corps and as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He commanded a platoon and two rifle companies during two tours of duty in Vietnam and held a variety of command and staff positions, including Deputy Director of the White House Military Office, Commanding General of the 6th Marine Expeditionary Brigade during Desert Storm, Commanding General of the Marine Corps Combat Development Command, and Commanding General of the Marine Forces Pacific.
During his military service, General Krulak was awarded the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Silver Star Medal, the Bronze Star Medal with Combat “V” and two gold stars, the Purple Heart with gold star, the Meritorious Service Medal, the French Legion d’Honneur Commandeur rank, and many other decorations and medals.