USAF general and ECU alumnus to speak at ECU

East Carolina University alumnus and U.S. Air Force General Gary L. North will speak at ECU at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in Wright Auditorium.

The free, public event is part of the College of Business Cunanan Leadership Speaker Series.

Gen. North

Gen. North is commander of Pacific Air Forces, responsible for Air Force activities spread over half the globe. His command supports 45,000 USAF troops in Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, Korea and Japan. North also serves as air component commander for U.S. Pacific Command and executive director for Pacific Air Combat Operations Staff at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.

North completed ECU’s ROTC program as a distinguished graduate and, in 1976, was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. He has completed four long and four short overseas tours and held numerous operational, command and staff positions.

He is a command pilot with more than 4,600 flying hours, primarily in the F-4, F-15 and F-16. He flew 83 combat missions in Operations Desert Storm, Southern Watch, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

The Cunanan Leadership Speaker Series brings distinguished leaders to Greenville to present on topics that highlight leadership, professional development, ethics and the role of business in modern society.

The series was made possible through a gift from alumni Steve and Ellen Cunanan of Richboro, Pa. Matching funds are also provided by the Johnson & Johnson Foundation.

For more information, contact Jennifer Brezina with the ECU College of Business at brezinaj@ecu.edu.

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