Retired Gen. Merrill A. McPeak, former chief of staff of the Air Force, will be speaking at the College today at 1 p.m. in McGlothlin-Street Hall. McPeak will discuss engaging voters in the current political environment and will also speak about U.S. foreign policy in the 21st century.
p. During his military career, McPeak served as a fighter pilot for various squadrons, including the prestigious Thunderbirds.
p. In the 2004 Presidential election, McPeak, a former Republican, served as an advisor for Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry’s campaign and is currently one of Barack Obama’s top national security advisers.
p. The event is sponsored by the College chapter of Students for Barack Obama and is free to the public.