Richard B. Myers
"Leadership: A Culture of Trust and Integrity"
Presented Tuesday, September 26, 2006
1:30 p.m. - Fiedler Hall Auditorium
Richard B.Myers served as the nation’s highest ranking military official from 2001 through 2005. In that capacity, he was the principal military advisor to the President, Secretary of Defense, and National Security Council.
Gen. Myers entered the Air Force in 1965 through the Kansas State University ROTC program and was a command pilot with more than 4,100 hours flying, including 600 combat hours during the war in Vietnam. Among his career highlights, he served as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; commander in chief, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Space Command; commander, Pacific Air Forces; and commander of U.S. Forces, Japan.
A 1965 K-State graduate with a B.S. in mechanical engineering, Gen.Myers later completed an MBA from Auburn University. He is a member of the K-State College of Engineering Hall of Fame and is currently a K-State Foundation Professor of Military History and Leadership at Kansas State University.