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Northwest Missouri State University

Faculty/Staff Spotlight

Dec. 12, 2011

Dr. Mark Corson addresses veterans, families at ceremony

Mark Corson

Dr. Mark Corson, associate professor of geosciences at Northwest and a brigadier general in the U.S. Army Reserve, addressed veterans Dec. 10 at a Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery near Van Meter, Iowa.

Corson commended veterans and their families for making “the last great act of devotion.” The annual event gives families of veterans a chance to honor their loved ones by placing a wreath on their grave during the holiday season.

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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