Mount Union to Host U.S. Army War College Panel January 24

January 18, 2017

ALLIANCE, Ohio – Department of Political Science and International Studies, in coordination with the Regula Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement, will host an open panel discussion on “Security Challenges in the 21st century” on January 24 in the Brush Performance Hall.

With Mount Union students serving as moderators, the panel will feature four officers from the U.S. Army War College: Lt. Col. John Crawson, Col. Chris Becking, Col. Brian R. Formy-Duval and Col. Kareem P. Montague.

Crawson has served in key assignments through various positions at Battalion, Brigade, Division, and Corps levels with deployments including Brigade Logistics Officer for the 56th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Baghdad, Iraq, and Brigade Operations Officer for the 136th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade in Kabul, Afghanistan. He has received numerous awards including the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal and he is an Honorable Member of the Order of St. Martin.

Becking has served in numerous military engineering and executive officer positions throughout the United States and in countries such as Korea, Belgium, and Afghanistan. His awards include: the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Medal, the French National Defense Medal – Silver, the Senior Parachutist Badge, the Ranger and Sapper Tabs, the Air Assault Badge, and the Bronze de Fleury Medal.

Formy-Duval has held a variety of executive, planning, and support positions at Battalion, Brigade, Division, and Corps level with multiple assignments in the United States and Iraq. Throughout his career he has been awarded badges and decorations including the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, and Recruiter Badge, and he has received the Ordnance Order of Samuel Sharpe.

Montague has been deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kosovo, serving in executive and military planning positions during his deployment as well as during assignments within the United States. In addition to his military experience and various awards, Montague has published his monograph, “The Army and Team Learning,” and an article titled “Building the Pentathlete Mind” through the Combined Arms Center.

To begin the evening, light refreshments will be provided starting at 6 p.m. and the panel discussion will follow at 6:30 p.m. Afterward, attendees will have the opportunity to speak individually with the panelists until the event concludes at 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

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