Leading at the Nexus of Development and Defense
General John F. Kelly
Commander, United States Southern Command
Daniel F. Runde
William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis and Director, Project on U.S. Leadership in Development
Friday, October 23, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
First Floor Conference Room
1616 Rhode Island Avenue NW (CSIS)
Please save the date for an armchair conversation with General John F. Kelly. General Kelly will discuss his career serving in the United States Marine Corps and the defining challenges he faced in maintaining U.S. and regional security. He will share his experience working in areas of conflict and supporting U.S. defense policy through effective development efforts.
General Kelly is currently commander of U.S. Southern Command. A four star general, Kelly presided over much of the U.S. involvement in Iraq in 2003 and 2004, later returning to command Multi-National Force–West. He is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm and holds numerous military awards and honors, including the Defense Distinguished Service Medal. Following his service in the Persian Gulf War, he served as the Commandant's Liaison Officer to the U.S. House of Representatives. Kelly received his B.A. from the University of Massachusetts in Boston and graduated from the National War College in 1995.
This event is part of CSIS’ s ongoing “Chevron Forum on Development” series, which seeks to highlight innovative approaches to global development.
Please RSVP to ChevronForum@csis.org .