Fourth Annual Veterans Banquet
Hosted by DUVA, DUSA and the Rockefeller Center. Keynote by Kathy Roth-Douquet and Presentation of the James Wright Award to Rand Beers '64.
Dartmouth College Veteran organizations will hold this military-style banquet as part of the greater Dartmouth College Veterans Day Celebration to express appreciation, unite and foster positive relationships between military veterans and Dartmouth College students, alumni, faculty and staff. With this event, we hope to strengthen the community of veterans, leaders, civic organizations and local businesses in and around Dartmouth College and the Upper Valley.
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The guest speaker for the evening will be Kathy Roth-Douquet, co-author of AWOL: The Unexcused Absence of America's Upper Classes from the Military--And How It Hurts Our Country and How Free People Move Mountains. She has also served as a non-profit leader, attorney, and as a government official in the White House and Department of Defense. She currently serves as the CEO of Blue Star Families, Inc., a platform where military family members can join with civilian communities and leaders to address the challenges of military life.
During the banquet the Dartmouth Uniformed Service Alumni (DUSA) will present Rand Beers '64 the third annual James Wright Award for Distinguished Service. This award is given to “an individual member of the Dartmouth community, who, over the course of a lifetime, has exemplified the ideals of “Service – College – Country”. Beers served as an officer and company commander in the Marine Corps in Vietnam and went on to a distinguished career in the US Government where he held high-ranking positions including: Deputy Assistant to President Obama for Homeland Security, his fourth NSC assignment under five Presidents, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Director of the National Protection and Programs Directorate at DHS, which oversees the protection of the nation’s physical and cyber infrastructure and Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.
Dartmouth is proud to commemorate Veterans Day with a series of events and programs scheduled from November 6th - November 11th, 2015. To view the full schedule of events visit: http://www.dartmouth.edu/veterans
Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.