Civil Military Relations: A Conversation with General George W. Casey, Jr.

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April 23

12:00pm - 1:00pm


Audience: Alumni,  Current Student0,  Faculty,  Families,  Neighbor or Friend,  Prospective Student,  Staff

A volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world requires leaders who can restore stability amid chaos and inspire confidence when people are anxious about the unforeseeable future. Few have greater experience in this kind of complex environment than illustrious alumnus of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, General George W. Casey, Jr.

Join us in a virtual conversation with Dean Fritz Mayer and General Casey on the importance of the relationship between military leadership and civilian leadership during times of crisis including war, natural disaster and our current global health pandemic.

General Casey enjoyed a 41-year career in the U.S. Army following his graduation from Georgetown University. He is an accomplished leader and an authority on strategic leadership.



As the 36th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, General Casey led one of the most complex organizations in the world and was commanding general of the multinational forces in Iraq. General Casey is widely credited with restoring balance to a war-weary Army and leading the transformation to keep it relevant in the 21st Century while engaged in two wars. He is a stalwart advocate for military families, wounded Soldiers, and survivors of the fallen, and took on the tough issues of suicide and reducing the stigma attached to combat stress.

General Casey has held other senior leadership positions in Europe, the Middle East and in the United States during his 15 years as a general officer. Currently, he serves on several corporate boards and numerous boards of organizations that support our servicemen and women, our veterans and their families.

General Casey has broad international experience. Born in Japan, he served in operational assignments in Europe, the Balkans and the Middle East. He holds an M.A. in International Relations from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies where he teaches a class in Civil Military Relations.