Alum, Former CIA Director to Keynote Veterans Day Breakfast at Duquesne
More than 650 veterans and guests will hear Duquesne University alumnus Gen. Michael V. Hayden deliver the keynote address at the 14th annual Veterans Day Breakfast on campus this weekend. The yearly event is the largest Veterans Day Breakfast in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Hayden, a retired United States Air Force four-star general, is a principal of The Chertoff Group and he served as a national security advisor for the Romney campaign. He served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2006-2009 and was the nation's first principal deputy director of national intelligence from 2005-2008 and was the highest-ranking intelligence office in the armed forces. Hayden directed the National Security Agency from 1999-2005. He also served as commander of the Air Intelligence Agency, director of the Joint Command and Control Warfare Center, and chief of the Central Security Office.
A native of Pittsburgh's North Side, Hayden earned a bachelor's degree in 1967 and a master's degree in 1969 both in history from the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts.
The program at the Veterans Day Breakfast will also include a presentation of the Seven Seals Award to Duquesne University on behalf of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. The award honors support for service members from all seven Reserve Components. It is one of the highest honors awarded by a military organization for its support of the military and veterans.
When: Saturday, Nov. 10, at 8 a.m. Gen. Hayden is expected to speak at 8:45 a.m.
Where: 4th Floor Ballroom, Duquesne Union, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.