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ILSS Speaker Series

Future Speakers

General Mark A. Milley

Chief of Staff of the Army

August 28, 2018, General Milley will address the Corps of Cadets in the Convocation Center on the Dahlonega Campus at 1130.


Previous Speakers

Lieutenant Colonel (P) Jason T. Williams, UNG ‘98

Army War College Fellow
Center for Strategic and International Studies

April 21, 2018, Colonel Williams spoke at the Memorial Retreat Ceremony on the Dahlonega Campus at the Memorial Wall outside Memorial Hall at 4:00 p.m.

Lieutenant Colonel Williams

Brigadier General Ronald T. Stephens, UNG  ‘86

Deputy Chief of Staff for Support
U.S. Army Medical Command

April 22, 2018, General Stephens addressed the Corps of Cadets during the Cadet Awards Review and Parade on the General Bill "Lipp" Livsey Drill Field at 2:00 p.m.

Sergeant Major (Retired) Mike Roby

Commissioner of Veterans Service,
Georgia Department of Veterans Service

November 10, 2017, Mr. Roby will address the Corps of Cadets and veterans during the Cadet Veteran's Day Parade on the General Bill “Lipp” Livsey Drill Field.

Major General Stephen G. Fogarty

Chief of Staff, U.S. Cyber Command

Watch Major General Fogarty's speech. 
November 8, 2017, Major General Fogarty will be the featured speaker for the Civil-Military Security Symposium, "Civil-Military Cooperation and International Collaboration in Cyber Operations," in the Dahlonega Campus dining facility.

Ms. Patti Chrzan

Senior Director, Shared Services & Strategic Programs, Digital Crimes Unit, Microsoft Corporation

Mr. Herb Quinde

Public Sector Director, US Dynamics Industry Group - Microsoft

Watch Ms. Chrzan and Mr. Quinde's speech. 
October 19, 2017, Ms. Patti Chrzan and Mr. Herb Quinde will speak on Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit.

Learn more about their presentation.


Colonel (Promotable) Randall Simmons

Commanding General of the Georgia Army National Guard

October 7, 2017, Colonel (Promotable) Randall Simmons addressed the Corps of Cadets during the Distinguished Military Student Review and Parade on the General Bill "Lipp" Livsey Drill Field at 1000.

Jimmy Blackmon, Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired), UNG '91

Leadership Expert - Author - Professional Speaker, US Dynamics Industry Group - Microsoft

October 6, 2017, Colonel Blackmon spoke to the Corps of Cadets and Alumni about leadership during Boar's Head Weekend. Sponsored by the North Georgia Corps of Cadets Association and Greystone Power Corporation.

Lieutenant General (Retired) William B. (Burke) Garrett III

April 23, 2017, General Garrett addressed the Corps of Cadets during the Cadet Awards Review and Parade in Memorial Hall Gymnasium at 2:00 p.m. 

ltg burke garrett

Lieutenant Colonel Bruce Gannaway

April 22, 2017, Lieutenant Colonel Bruce Gannaway, UNG '98, spoke at the Memorial Retreat ceremony on the Dahlonega Campus at 4:00 p.m.

lieutenant colonel bruce gannaway

Captain Shannon Vaughn

April 21, 2017, Captain Shannon Vaughn, UNG '07, spoke with interested cadets about the Defense Language Institute and the Army Foreign Area Officer Career path. 

Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Walls

April 21, 2017, Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Walls, UNG '97, spoke with interested cadets about Army cyber careers.

Dr. William (Bill) G. O'Leksy, Major General, U.S. Army, Retired

Thirty-four year Army veteran, including tours in Germany, Korea, and Vietnam; former adjunct faculty for the University of North Georgia; independent consultant to local business and government.

November 11, 2016, he was the keynote speaker for the Corps of Cadets parade that honored veterans from all services on Veteran's Day.

doctor william bill g. o'leksy, major general, U.S. army, retired

General Carter F. Ham, U.S. Army, Retired

President and Chief Executive Officer of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA)
September 13, 2016, dined with Cadet leaders and addressed the entire Corps of Cadets about leadership and his experience as an Army officer.

General Ham

Mr. Bob S. Mathews

President & CEO of Colliers International | Atlanta; Chairman, UNG Real Estate Foundation; 2016 inductee to Army ROTC Hall of Fame
September 11, 2016, addressed the Corps or Cadet and guests during the Distinguished Military Student parade and review, relating his story of success, and providing leadership advice from a military and business perspective.

Bob Mathews

Kris Paronto

Former Ranger, 2nd Battalion, 75th Regiment; Security & Military Consultant; Hero of Benghazi Attack
September 9, 2016, spoke with the Corps of Cadets as well as Corps alumni and the general public about small unit leadership combat leadership and his experiences during the Benghazi attack.

Kris Paronto

The Honorable Debra Wada

Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs
24 April 2016, addressed the Corps of Cadets during the Military Awards Review on the General Bill “Lipp” Livsey Drill Field

Major (Promotable) Dan Kearney

RGT Deputy Operations Officer
April 23, 2016, addressed the Corps of Cadets during the Memorial Retreat Ceremony at Memorial Wall

Major General Baker

Chief of Army Signal Branch
April 15, 2016, addressed selected Cadets on the future of the Army Signal and Cyber career fields

Colonel Patrick Duggan

Special Forces, Special Operations Forces Fellow, Strategic Landpower Task Force, UNG Alumnus
March 30, 2016, addressed Cadets, faculty, staff, and other constituents on “Special Warfare in Cyberspace”

Brigadier General Peter Jones

Army Chief of Infantry
January 21, 2016, spoke with Cadets on the topic of leadership

Colonel Ray Rottman, U.S. Air Force, Retired

Executive Director of the Association of Military Colleges & Schools of the United States
November 11, 2015, addressed the Corps of Cadets on the meaning of military service during the Veteran’s Day parade.

Brigadier General Tom Carden

Commanding General, Georgia Army National Guard
November 10, 2015, spoke with the Cadets who are soldiers in the Georgia Army National Guard 

Colonel (Promotable) Sean Gainey

Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Cadet Command
September 10, 2015, addressed the Corps of Cadets during the Distinguished Military Student Review

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