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General addresses Christchurch student leaders

General Sullivan talks with CCS prefect Parker Ward, son of Randy and Margaret Ward of Urbanna.

General Gordon R. Sullivan spent an evening in May with the Christchurch School prefects. Following a dinner in his honor, General Sullivan discussed strategies and best practices in leadership with the prefects, both as a group and individually.

CCS prefects are student leaders chosen by peers and faculty to lead and motivate on the dormitories and throughout the Christchurch community.

General Sullivan is president and chief operating officer of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA). For his work with AUSA, he was awarded the prestigious Sylvanus Thayer Award.

Sullivan was the 32nd Chief of Staff, and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He is co-author of “Hope is Not a Method” (Random House 1996). He is chairman of the board of trustees at Norwich University, a director of the Institute of Defense Analyses, and chairman emeritus of the Marshal Legacy Institute.

Sullivan is recipient of the Army Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

posted 06.16.2009

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