Gen. David Petraeus, former commanding general of the multi-national force in Iraq, will be speaking at The Citadel on Thursday.
His speech to the Corps of Cadets, which is also open to the public, is part of the Greater Issue Series at the school that brings leaders to engage the students in important topics. It will be at 4 p.m. in McAlister Field House.
Later that night, he is being inducted into the Hall of Fame within the School of Business Administration. A West Point graduate, Petraeus has served in the military for 36 years in several leadership roles, including commander of the U.S. Central Command and the chief of operations of the United Nations Force in Haiti.
“We are extremely pleased to be able to recognize Gen. Petraeus for the principled leadership that he has demonstrated while serving his country,” said Ron Green, dean of the business school. “His contributions have been so important for all of us, especially the young men and women who have been called to serve during this time of war.”
Petraeus will join three other leaders in the induction ceremony to the Hall of Fame. Other leaders being recognized include James Kerr, chairman and owner of Asset Management and Consulting Services; Travis Rockey, president and CEO of the Evening Post Publishing Company; and Joseph Salley, president and CEO of Milliken & Co.