Major General Alumnus to Speak at WSU

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University alumnus Army Maj. Gen. David C. Ralston will address his alma mater Oct. 20 at noon in the Shepherd Union Ballroom.

Ralston, who has been intricately involved in modernizing the United States Military for the war on terror, will address the challenges and issues involved in retooling the armed forces to help defend the U.S. and the world in the 21st Century. He will also speak about how his experiences at WSU prepared him for his current position and address opportunities students should utilize while pursuing their education.

In October 2001, Ralston became the Deputy Commanding General of the U.S. Army Field Artillery Center and School at Fort Sill near Lawton, Okla. President George W. Bush nominated Ralston for the promotion to major general in May 2003.

Ralston graduated from Weber State in 1975 with a degree in business administration and finance. He will be in Ogden to receive a distinguished alumnus award from the WSU Alumni Association. Ralston's presentation is part of the WSU Convocations series and is free to the public.

Nikki Nicholas, student activities coordinator

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