Hello fellow liberals,
Our very, very special guest speaker will be John Adams, Brigadier General US Army (retired). He will lead a discussion of the impact of social media in fostering change, specifically focusing on the recent developments in North Africa and the Middle East. I’m sure he will answer questions on other topics too.
It is impossible for me to write just a short introduction for a man who did -still does- so much for our country.
Brigadier General John Adams retired from the US Army in September 2007. His final military assignment was as Deputy US Military Representative to NATO Military Committee in Brussels, Belgium, the highest military authority of NATO. He worked with military representatives of NATO and Partnership for Peace member nations to develop policy recommendations for the political authorities of the Alliance, and helped coordinate the transfer of authority in Afghanistan from US to NATO control.
As a Foreign Area Officer, Military Intelligence Officer, and Army Aviator, his more than thirty years of service in command and staff assignments includes nearly eighteen years in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.
On September 11, 2001, he was stationed at the Pentagon as Deputy Director for European Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and participated in immediate disaster recovery operations at the crash site as well as coordinated international support for the US diplomatic and military response.
He is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm (1991), Operation Guardian Assistance in Rwanda (1996), and served extensively on official business throughout the Balkans from 1998-2003.
He holds Masters in International Relations (Boston University), English (University of Massachusetts), and Strategic Studies (US Army War College). He is a PhD Candidate at the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona, and serves as an Adjunct Instructor in Political Science at the University of Arizona South, teaching a course in National Security Policy.
As for his political activism since he retired… if you never saw him on TV, YouTube or never read his articles … well… you’ll have to ask him.
6 o’clock at The Shanty!