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Northwest Missouri State University

Faculty/Staff Spotlight

Nov. 8, 2011

Dr. Mark Corson addresses veterans, families

Mark Corson

Dr. Mark Corson, associate professor of geosciences at Northwest and a brigadier general in the U.S. Army Reserve, addressed local veterans Nov. 6 at an appreciation breakfast, hosted by the Trenton Area Ministerial Alliance on the North Central Missouri College campus.

Around 200 veterans and family members attended the event, where Corson recognized the families of veterans and encouraged people to support veterans who are returning home, calling them the future of the country.

Corson, associate professor of geosciences, returned to teaching this fall after a 15-month deployment that took him to Iraq for nine months as the commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve's 103rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command. As part of “Operation Responsible Drawdown,” Corson was charged with overseeing the effort to reduce the number of American troops in Iraq from 130,000 to 50,000 by Sept. 1, 2010.

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