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 Leadership Ethics

Four-Star General (Ret) Bruce Carlson

Four Star General Bruce Carlson Presents Professor for a Day Talk

10-11 a.m. on Monday, November 16, 2009 in the Weber Music Hall

Four-Star General (Ret) Bruce Carlson, a 1971 UMD graduate and a "Distinguished Graduate" of the UMD Air Force ROTC Program will present "Reflections on Leadership: Leadership Ethics in Today's Global Environment" from 10-11 a.m. on Monday, November 16, 2009 in the Weber Music Hall. The event is part of the Fall 2009 Labovitz School of Business and Economics Professor for a Day event.

Born in Hibbing, Minnesota, General Bruce Carlson was commissioned in 1971 as a distinguished graduate of the Air Force ROTC program at the University of Minnesota Duluth. He held various flying assignments including commanding the 49th Fighter Wing at Holloman AFB, N.M., the Air Force's first stealth fighter wing. His staff assignments included positions at Tactical Air Command, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the offices of the Secretary of the Air Force and Secretary of Defense. In addition, he served as the Director of Force Structure, Resources, and Assessment on the Joint Staff. Before retiring, Carlson served as Commander, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, receiving the 2007 Order of the Sword distinction.

He recently came out of retirement at the request of Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to lead the National Reconnaissance Office in Chantilly, Virginia. General Carlson will share from his wealth of expertise in working with civilian, corporate, and military organizations in the United States and throughout the world.

There will be refreshments served in the lobby of Weber Music Hall before the session. For more information, contact Lawrence P. Johnson,, 218-726-6696.

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