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ILSS Speaker Series

Future Speakers

Lieutenant Colonel Bruce Gannaway

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

lieutenant colonel bruce gannaway

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

April 23, 2017, General Garrett will address the Corps of Cadets during the Cadet Awards Review and Parade on the General Bill “Lipp” Livsey Drill Field at 2:00 p.m. 

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Major General Stephen G. Fogarty,
Chief of Staff, U.S. Cyber Command

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.

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.

Previous Speakers

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
11 September 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
9 September 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
23 April 2016, addressed the Corps of Cadets during the Memorial Retreat Ceremony at Memorial Wall

Major General Baker

Chief of Army Signal Branch
15 April 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
30 March 2016, addressed Cadets, faculty, staff, and other constituents on “Special Warfare in Cyberspace”

Brigadier General Peter Jones

Army Chief of Infantry
21 January 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
11 November 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
10 November 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
10 September 2015, addressed the Corps of Cadets during the Distinguished Military Student Review

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