Alumni and Board of Fellows News – Summer 2017

Alumni and Board of Fellows News – Summer 2017

Chuck Nettleship ’85, M’03 addressed Alpha Phi Sigma (Criminal Justice Honor Society) inductees in April at the Kreitzberg Library.





Sam Worth ’87, Deputy Director of Naval Criminal Investigative Services (NCIS), gave a presentation at the 10th annual CSI Symposium on April 19 in Dole Auditorium.




Chuck Glazerman ’64 explained the need to be able to juggle during his talk to students about corporate security in Cabot 085 on March 30.





Classroom Visit from Brigadier General Raymond Descheneaux ’87

By Anson Montgomery, Adjunct Professor of English

On Tuesday, March 21, Marine Brigadier General Raymond Descheneaux attended my 8 a.m. English 102 Composition and Literature class. Delivering timely remarks about the current status of the geo-political situation, Descheneaux stressed the importance of being prepared for technological and political threats unique to the 21st century. He encouraged the students to engage with their studies and to be prepared for new threats to the United States and its allies. Those threats included cyberattacks such as satellite and communications disruptions, GPS vulnerabilities, and the harvesting of classified and personal data. Beyond the cyberthreats were the nuclear capabilities and conventional forces of North Korea, Russia, China, and Iran, as well as the threats posed by terrorists, no matter their religion or nationality.

The general then moved the conversation to the importance of how learning to write and speak well has been essential in his career. He explained the direct link between putting your thoughts down in a logical order so that the reader is inevitably led to the desired conclusion and being successful in an organization like the military. Clarity is of supreme importance.

We then discussed the importance of using tools developed in English class to “unpack” and understand both the literal interpretation of another’s writing, as well as the hidden meanings, references, and subtext. Asked afterwards, one student expressed “how impressed” he was by the general’s visit and felt that it was a “valuable” experience that was “an honor.” 

America’s Tomorrow Podcast Series Interviews Norwich Alumni Leaders

Tune in to the College of Liberal Arts’ podcast series, America’s Tomorrow, to learn from distinguished Norwich leaders as they speak with student interviewers about their personal experiences, leadership lessons, and how a Norwich education has impacted their future. These podcast interviews are sponsored by Norwich University’s Peace and War Center to explore U.S. Leadership in the 21st century through the eyes of national leaders. The project host is Sarwar Kashmeri, Adjunct Professor of Political Science and Research Fellow, Peace & War Center.

Alumni interviewees include:

  • BG Jeffrey A. Farnsworth, USA, ’86, Director of Army Safety and Commanding General U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center.
  • Lt Gen Michael Dubie, USAF (Ret.), M’99, President, Revision Military Technologies, Former Deputy Commander, U.S. Northern Command.
  • RDML Daniel J. MacDonnell, USN ’85, Commander Naval Information Force Reserve, Reserve Deputy Commander, Naval Information Forces.
  • Brig Gen Peter J. Lambert, USAF, ’88, is the Director, Intelligence, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.
  • David Merker ’81 is Director of Nuclear Treaty Monitoring, Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC), Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., and a member of the Senior Executive Service.