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Admiral William H. McRaven Speaks at MSU Tonight
By MSU Public Relations
MURRAY - Murray State University will welcome Admiral William H. McRaven for the 2020 Presidential Lecture, tonight at 7:30, inside Lovett Auditorium. Supported by the Murray State University Office of the President, MSU Foundation and the Student Government Association, the event is free and open to the public.

McRaven is a retired U.S. Navy four-star admiral and the former chancellor of the University of Texas system. During his time in the military, he commanded special operations forces at every level, eventually taking charge of the U.S. Special Operations Command. His career included combat during Desert Storm and both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. He commanded the troops that captured Saddam Hussein and rescued Captain Richard Phillips. McRaven is also credited with leading the Osama bin Laden mission in 2011.

McRaven is also a recognized national authority on U.S. foreign policy and has advised Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and other U.S. leaders on defense issues. He currently serves on the boards of the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Football Foundation, the International Crisis Group and ConocoPhillips.

At the lecture, McRaven will speak of his professional career and unique connection to the University through his father, alumnus Colonel Claude McRaven, '41.

Following the lecture, McRaven will participate in a dessert reception and book signing at 9 p.m in the Wells T. Lovett Grand Reading Room of Pogue Library.

Published 05:41 AM, Thursday Feb. 13, 2020
Updated 07:32 AM, Thursday Feb. 13, 2020

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