Powell Lecture (21AUG18)
Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, U.S. Army, Ret., the former commander of U.S. Central Command, presented the annual Colin L. Powell Lecture for students of the 2019 Command and General Staff Officer’s Course, Aug. 21, 2018, at Fort Leavenworth’s Lewis and Clark Center.

Before he departed Kansas City, the CGSC Foundation hosted a lunch for Austin at the offices of Spencer Fane in downtown Kansas City. During the luncheon, CGSC Foundation President/CEO Doug Tystad presented Austin with a Colin L. Powell Lecture Series silver commemorative coin for his support of the program. Several attendees at the luncheon who had previously worked with Gen. Austin also had the opportunity to take photos with him.

The intent of the Colin L. Powell Lecture Series is to invite national and international distinguished personalities to provide lectures on contemporary issues to the faculty, student body, community and business leaders at the Command and General Staff College. Lecturers in the series range from heads of state, heads of government, senior diplomats, and other distinguished persons who could bring their unique perspectives to help educate the audience about historical or contemporary issues of importance to the nation or the international community.

The lecture series is sponsored by the CGSC Foundation through an endowment from TriWest Healthcare Alliance.
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