Inside USD

McMaster Returns as Stockdale Symposium Keynote Speaker

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

McMaster-PhotoThe 13th annual James Bond Stockdale Leadership and Ethics Symposium, which will take place tonight at USD, features the return of Brigadier General H.R. McMaster as a keynote speaker.

McMaster, who spoke at the 2003 Stockdale event on the essential elements of inspired leadership, will speak on the topic, “Moral, Ethical and Psychological Preparation of Leaders and Units for Combat: Thoughts for Future Officers,” at 7 p.m. in USD’s Shiley Theatre. Admission is free.

McMaster is currently director of Concept Development and Learning at the Army Capabilities Integration Center, Training and Doctrine Command in Fort Monroe, Va.

The brigadier general’s accomplishments since his last appearance at USD include commanding a squadron during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in Iraq. He also served a one-year combat mission in Iraq in 2005 as the 71st Colonel of the Third Armored Calvary Regiment in Fort Carson, Colo. From 2006 to 2008, he was assigned to U.S. Central Command with duty in London as a senior research associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies and served in Iraq as special assistant to the commander of the Multi-National Force.

McMaster’s speaking appearance is one of several on-campus events he’s participating in this week. He has met with current students enrolled in the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies’ Peace and Justice Studies master’s degree program, faculty and doctoral candidates in the School of Education and Leadership Studies and NROTC San Diego staff and battalion members. He will also serve as a discussion panel member Wednesday for the International Society of Military Ethics Symposium, which runs through Friday at USD.

— Ryan T. Blystone

Learn more about Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale and the annual symposium, which has been held at USD since 1998.

  • Share/Bookmark