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Major General Richard Longo to lecture in classes at Evangel

Major General Richard C. Longo of Fort Monroe, Va., will speak at Evangel University on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 14 and 15. 

The General’s areas of responsibility include creating, planning and initiating leadership programs for the U.S. Army, training more than 160,000 new soldiers each year. 

Longo will speak in the following classes on Monday, Nov. 14: 

  • Geography—9 a.m. in Zimmerman 105
  • American Public Policy—12 p.m. in Zimmerman 208B

Longo will speak in the following classes on Tuesday, Nov. 15: 

  • Intro to American Government—8:30 a.m. in Zimmerman 105
  • Military History—12:30 p.m. in Zimmerman 208B 

The public is invited to attend these sessions, however, seating may be limited.

The General’s son, Nicholas Longo, is a senior social studies education major at Evangel.

“Having a nationally renowned expert in the field of leadership training, whose wisdom even the entire U.S. Army depends on, is truly a great privilege,” said Dr. Dale Garrett, associate professor of social sciences.  

Longo is the Deputy Commanding General for Initial Military Training, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Ft. Monroe, Va.. He is responsible for the initial training of America’s Army personnel, including recently commissioned and appointed junior officers and warrant officers, at 27 installations across the United States. 

“We look forward to having him in our classes sharing his wisdom and the fruit of his vast experience,” said Garrett, a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel.

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