As a part of the ongoing Global Studies Guest Lecturer series, Col. Rob Gordon, senior vice president of City Year, will be visiting St. Andrew’s North Campus this Friday to address students in all three divisions of the school.
Colonel Gordon recently retired from a distinguished career in the United States Army and joined the leadership team at City Year, a member of the AmeriCorps network, an organization he helped found when he was a White House Fellow and Director of Special Operations for the Office of National Service. Prior to joining City Year, Colonel Gordon was Academy Professor of Social Science and Director of American Politics at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He has held a number of command and staff positions, including a tour in Germany, and taught at both the National War College and the Federal Executive Management Center. He also has served as a Center for Public Management Fellow at the Brookings Institution and has been actively involved with national civilian service, co-founding the Service America program at West Point, advising foreign governments on national service systems, and serving as a judge of the President of the United States’ 1998 Service Awards. His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, two awards of the Meritorious Service Medal, six awards of the Army Commendation Medal, the Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, two awards of the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara, the Parachutist Badge, and the Ranger Tab. He is a member of the French-American Foundation and selected to its Young Leaders Program. A graduate of the National War College and the Army Command and General Staff College, Colonel Gordon received his BS from the United States Military Academy and an MA in public affairs from Princeton University.
For more information about Col. Gordon’s visit please contact Chris Harth St. Andrew’s Director of Global Studies.