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Administrative Assistant

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Center for Leadership & Ethics
VMI, Marshall Hall
500 Anderson Drive
Lexington, VA  24450


The U.S. Citizen-Soldier, Protector of the Homeland: 
A Retrospective Look and the Road Ahead

Center for Leadership and Ethics -Virginia Military Institute - Lexington
18 & 19 September 2009

Click here for a pdf of the conference agenda.

Thursday, September 17
1600 - Registration
1800 - Reception

Friday, September 18
0900 - Welcoming Ceremony
General J. H. Binford Peay, III, U.S. Army (Retired) Superintendent, Virginia Military Institute

0915 - Opening Session
LTG Steven H. Blum, USA, Deputy Combatant Commander, US Northern Command
BG David L. Grange, U.S. Army (Retired), Chief Executive Officer of PPD, Inc.

1030 - Responding to Domestic Emergencies:  The Historical Context
Renee Hylton, National Guard Bureau
Dr. Michael Doubler, author of Civilian in Peace, Soldier in War 

1200 - Buffet Luncheon - Book Signing by General Honoré 

1315 - The Aftermath of 9/11
MG William Terpeluk, USAR, former Commander, 77th Regional Readiness Command
Maj. Gen. Thomas P. Maguire, Jr., USAF (Retired), former Adjutant General during 9/11, State of New York

1445 - Responding to Hurricane Katrina
MG Huntington B. Downer, Jr., U.S. Army, Assistant Adjutant General - Army, Louisana National Guard
RADM Steven E. Day, USCG, Deputy Commander for Mobilization and Reserve Affairs, Atlantic Area

1630 - Parade - VMI Corps of Cadets

1830 - Reception & Dinner
LTG Russel L. Honoré, U.S. Army (Retired), Former Commander, Joint Task Force Katrina

Saturday, September 19

0830 - Legal & Legislative Requirements in Homeland Defense and Disaster Relief
MG Michael W. Davidson, U.S. Army (Retired), Former National Guard adviser to Joint Chiefs of Staff
Dr. James Jay Carafano, Senior Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation 

0945 - Emergency Response: The Role of the States
John T. Nelsen, II, Booz Allen Hamilton
Maj Gen Robert B. Newman, USAF, Adjutant General, Commonwealth of Virginia

1100 - Protection and Recovery of Cities:  A Look Ahead
MG Robert J. Kasulke, USAR, National Surgeon, Reserve Officers Association
Brig. Gen. Donald P. Dunbar, Adjutant General, State of Wisconsin & Governor's Homeland Security Advisor

1215 - Luncheon
Mag Gen Arnold L. Punaro, USMC (Retired), Executive Vice President, Science Applications International Corporation; Chairman, Commission on the National Guard and Reserves           

1330 - Adjournment