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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.

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