U.S. Army Veteran, Former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel, to Speak at FAOA Policy Luncheon
Topic: Political Military Affairs Implications of U.S. Defense Strategy 2012
When: Thursday, February 16, 2012 from 1130-1300
Where: Fort Lesley J. McNair Officer’s Club
Cost: $25, Member. $30, Non-Member
Join us for the next FAOA Policy Luncheon featuring the Honorable Chuck Hagel, Distinguished Professor at Georgetown University and Chairman of the Atlantic Council. He is also Co-Chairman of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board and China 100,000 Strong Initiative Advisory Committee in addition to membership on the Secretary of Defense’s Policy Board and Secretary of Energy’s Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future.
Hagel served two terms in the United States Senate (1997-2009) representing the state of Nebraska. Hagel was a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Intelligence Committees. He Chaired the Foreign Relations International Economic Policy, Export and Trade Promotion Subcommittee and served as the Chairman of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. Prior to his election to the U.S. Senate, Hagel worked in the private sector as the President of McCarthy & Co., an investment banking firm based in Omaha, Nebraska. He was the Chief Operating Officer of the 1990 Economic Summit of Industrialized Nations (G-7 Summit); and President and Chief Executive Officer of the World USO. In 1981, President Ronald Reagan nominated Hagel to serve as Deputy Administrator of the Veterans Administration, a nomination unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
Hagel served in Vietnam with his brother Tom in 1968. They served side by side as infantry squad leaders with the U.S. Army’s 9th Infantry Division. He earned many military decorations and honors, including two Purple Hearts. Among other awards and recognitions Hagel has received are: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s Charles “Mac” Mathias Award; the first World USO Leadership Award; 2008 Congressional Award from the Paralyzed Veterans of America, and the Vietnam Veterans of America Legislator of the Year Award.
He is currently the co-chairman of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Corporate Council and author of the book, America: Our Next Chapter, a straight-forward examination of the current state of our nation that provides substantial proposals for the challenges of the 21st century. General Colin Powell says Hagel “writes with insight, expertise, authority, and with the credentials that come from his dedicated service in war and peace.”
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