General Dempsey to speak at 2016 Commencement

first_imgGeneral Martin Dempsey will speak at the University’s 171st Commencement Ceremony this May, the University announced Wednesday morning.As chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Dempsey served as the nation’s highest-ranking military officer.Dempsey, who retired Wednesday after four years at the position, spoke on campus last September on the threats facing the U.S. for the annual Jack Kelly and Gail Weiss Lecture on National Security. During that same visit, he presented the American flag during the ceremonies before the football game against Michigan, according to the press release.According to the press release, he graduated in 1974 from the U.S. Military Academy and later earned a master’s degree in English from Duke University before serving as an assistant professor of English at West Point for three years. He also holds master’s degrees in military art and national security sciences.Throughout his career, Dempsey has served all over the world, and received awards including the Defense Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Distinguished Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Bronze Star with “V” Device and Oak Leaf Cluster, the Combat Action Badge and the Parachutist Badge, according to the press release.According to the same press release, Notre Dame’s Commencement Ceremony will be held in Notre Dame Stadium on May 15, 2016 at 9 a.m.Tags: Commencement 2016, Commencement Speaker, General Martin Dempseylast_img read more

Edwards adds to Wolves woes

first_img Connor admitted rookie David Davis, recalled on Tuesday from a loan spell at Chesterfield, could come into his plans to face Rovers. He said: “David is fit and has been playing well. He’ll keep that competition for places going. He’s ready and he’s training well so, if I think he’s ready to play in our first team, that’s where he has to play.” Connor knows he has to pick the players up after the mauling by Fulham and also stop making goal-costing errors. He said: “We started that process (rebuilding confidence) on Monday. We viewed the game, and sat down as a group. “We looked at it and said that it wasn’t as good as it was against Newcastle. “We spoke amongst ourselves and we put that to bed. Now all our energy is looking forward to playing on Saturday against Blackburn, which is obviously a massive game.” Edwards is struggling to overcome the knee injury which kept him out of Sunday’s 5-0 defeat by Fulham at Craven Cottage. But his absence will be of more significance this weekend as Karl Henry has also been sidelined for three to four weeks with a hamstring injury suffered against the Cottagers. Wolves caretaker manager Terry Connor confirmed: “Dave Edwards has irritated the medial side of his knee and hasn’t trained for two weeks. That leaves him very doubtful for Saturday.” Wolves’ midfield problems have increased with David Edwards rated “very doubtful” for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League relegation battle with Blackburn at Molineux.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more