Former Vice Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff General James Cartwright to Visit Holy Cross

March 22nd, 2013 by 

General James Cartwright, the former vice chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, will visit the College of the Holy Cross and give a talk titled “Changes in The Future of the U.S. Military Presence and Activity” on Monday, April 8 at 4:30 p.m. in the Seelos Theater. The talk is free and open to the public.

A member of the United States Marine Corps for 40 years, General Cartwright has served as commander, U.S. strategic command, and most recently as the eighth vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation’s second highest military position. Known for his creative vision, organization and innovation in areas of strategic deterrence, nuclear proliferation, missile defense and cyber security, General Cartwright currently serves as the inaugural holder of the Harold Brown Chair in Defense Policy Studies for the Center for Strategic & International Studies.

In his talk, General Cartwright will address how the United States’ national military presence and related worldwide activities will change within the next 10-20 years, while highlighting critical issues such as global reach and budget. While on campus, he will also spend time with several political science classes, including associate professor Stephen Kocs’ seminar on national security policy and associate professor Loren Cass’ “Introduction to International Relations” class. He will also speak with the school’s Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) midshipmen.

Born in Rockford, Ill., he attended the University of Iowa and went on to become a naval flight officer and naval aviator. He graduated with distinction from the Air Command and Staff College, received his M.A. in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College, and completed a fellowship with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Amongst his many honors, he was named Outstanding Carrier Aviator of the Year by the Association of Naval Aviation and honored with a Naval War College Distinguished Graduate Leadership Award. 

He serves as a member of The Raytheon Company Board of Directors, a Harvard Belfer Center Senior Fellow, and as a defense consultant for ABC News.

General Cartwright’s visit is sponsored by the dean’s office, the U.S. Naval Institute, and the O’ Callahan Society at Holy Cross.

For additional information, please contact Cristal Steuer at 508-793-2419.

| More
Tags
Categories
News, Press Release

Comments are closed.

Sort By:
or
02/05/16 Holy Cross Seeks to Meet $500,000 Challenge with “Give Purple”
02/04/16 ‘What I’m Reading: The Need and the Blessing of Prayer’
02/04/16 Catholics & Cultures Fellow to Advance Scholarship, Teaching of Global Catholic Studies
02/04/16 Holy Cross Science Librarian Receives Innovation Award
See All
See All

Featured Videos

See video
Video: Winter on the Hill Is All About Making Memories

Watch Video >
See video
Video, Photo Gallery: Holy Cross Wishes You a Merry and Peaceful Christmas

Watch Video >
See video
Video: The Splendor of Autumn on Mount St. James

Watch Video >
More

What’s Happening on Campus

02/23/2016

Roger Guenveur Smith Presents 'Rodney King' Odyssey

See More >
02/25/2016

Lecture: Choosing Love: Bearing the Weight of the Other

See More >
02/25/2016

Shark Tank Competition

See More >
03/15/2016

Lecture: Dorothy Day: A Saint for Today

See More >
More

Holy Cross in the News

02/04/16

‘What I’m Reading: The Need and the Blessing of Prayer’

The Chronicle of Higher Education

In a piece for the Chronicle of Higher Education, Frank Vellaccio, senior vice president of the College of the Holy Cross, talks about his need for prayer as the College...

02/02/16

Holy Cross Ranks Among Princeton Review’s Top ‘Colleges That Pay You Back’

The College of the Holy Cross is one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking great academics, outstanding career preparation, and generous financial aid –...

01/28/16

Men’s Lacrosse Team Rings the Nasdaq Closing Bell as Part of Job Shadow Program

On Jan. 25, the College of the Holy Cross men’s lacrosse team and head coach Judd Lattimore, rang the closing bell at the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square. The news ran on...