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World Leaders in Wartime: George Marshall

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February 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

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General George C. Marshall is arguably one of the most influential American military men to have ever lived. However, he is not known for his battlefield accomplishments, but rather his organizational and diplomatic achievements. From 1939 to his retreat from public life in 1951, Marshall shepherded first the U.S. Army, then the State Department, and then finally the American Military, through a tumultuous and transformational decade.

Dr. William S. Nance is a retired armor officer with two combat tours to Iraq. He is a World War Two operational historian with books covering American mechanized cavalry and General William Simpson. He is currently an associate professor of history at the Command and General Staff School.

The Ft. Leavenworth Series
The Ft. Leavenworth Series is an annual roster of lectures focusing on significant historical events, usually with an emphasis on military history. Each lecture is presented by faculty from the United States Army Command and General Staff College in Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. Established by General William Tecumseh Sherman in 1881, the CGSC is the graduate college for U.S. Army and sister service officers. The esteemed faculty and guests of the CGSC provide unique and captivating insights into the history of military conflict from the ancient to the modern ages at the Dole Institute of Politics.


February 7
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
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The Dole Institute of Politics
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