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The Monterey Institute of International Studies and the Defense Language Institute cordially invites you to attend a panel discussion, titled “Leadership in a Time of War”, on Wednesday, November 19 from 6:30PM – 8:00PM in the Irvine Auditorium, featuring:

* LTC Danial Pick, former Army Attaché, U.S. Embassy, Amman, Jordan and Iraq Policy Officer, Office of the Secretary of Defense.

* Bill Murphy Jr., author of In a Time of War: The Proud and Perilous Journey of West Point’s Class of 2002 and a former Army JAG office who reported from Iraq for The Washington Post.

* Mike Cerre, an Emmy-award winning journlits for ABC News in Iraq who served as an USMC officer in Vietnam.

* CPT Fergal O’Reilly, a former platoon leader with the 82nd Airborne in Afghanistan and Iraq, and is now assigned to the Defense Language Institute.

The discussion will be moderated by Capt DJ. Skelton, who was wounded during U.S. combat operations in Fallujah, Iraq in Nov 2004. He is one of the leading U.S. Army advocates for Wounded Warriors, playing a key role in strategic policy development and analysis regarding care for wounded servicemen and who currently serves at the Defense Language Institute.

Bios for all of the participants (except O’Reilly) are listed below.





Join these Iraq war veterans and the author of an important new book on the sacrifices of young American Army officers for a discussion about country, service, and leadership in a time of war.

There will be a light reception in the McCone Atrium immediately following the panel discussion.

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