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General Walter Natynczyk to Speak at Scowcroft Institute

February 01, 2010

General Walter Natynczyk, Chief of Defence Staff, Canadian Forces, will speak on the U.S. Canada alliance and Canadian military affairs on Friday, February 5 at 4:30 PM at the George Bush Library Orientation Theater. This program is presented by the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs’ International Affairs Seminar speaker series, which brings international affairs scholars and practitioners from across the country and around the world to the Bush School, Texas A&M, and the Brazos Valley.

General Walter Natynczyk is the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) of Canadian Forces. He is the highest ranking military officer in Canada and Canada’s only four-star general. Natynczyk has had a distinguished career in the Canadian Forces, including assignments in Germany, Iraq, Afghanistan, the former Yugoslavia, East Timor, and Eritrea, and the United States.  From 2002-2004 he served as the Deputy Commanding General of III Corps at Fort Hood, Texas while on exchange with the US Army.  He was appointed to his current position as CDS in 2008.

The International Affairs Seminar series is a signature speakers series of the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs.  Previous speakers have included General David Petraeus, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Washington Post Military correspondent Tom Ricks, Brigadier General H.R. McMaster, and Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez.

Seating at the seminar will be limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. Please RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by Wednesday,  February 3.