WEST POINT, N.Y.--The U.S. Military Academy and West Point Association of Graduates' 10th annual West Point Diversity Leadership Conference is scheduled for April 2-4.

The conference will focus on diversity in the private sector, government and academia and how it fits in with recent Office of the Secretary of Defense, Army, Navy and Air Force diversity investments.

The conference is scheduled to feature several speeches and panel discussions featuring West Point and USMA leaders and high-profile visitors. Army Secretary Pete Geren is scheduled to speak and sign a diversity policy letter.

Visiting keynote speakers include Gen. Kip Ward, commanding general of U.S. Africa Command; Lt. Gen. Kathleen Gainey, Joint Staff J-4; retired Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba, former deputy commanding general for Army Reserve Command for Transition and Transformation; retired Brig. Gen. Francis Taylor, vice president and chief security officer of GE; and Michael Montelongo, Sodexo senior vice president and chief administrative officer.

Leaders from USMA, U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Air Force Academy are scheduled to speak about diversity at the academies.
Presentations are expected from several cadet clubs including the Asian Pacific Club, Contemporary Affairs Seminar, National Society for Black Engineers, Spanish Club, Native American Heritage Forum, Gospel Choir, Korean-American Relations Seminar and Margaret Corbin Forum.
Registration is required at www.westpoinaog.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx'pid=3258.

For more information, contact Col. Bryan Goda at bryan.goda@usma.edu or (845) 938-5572, Andre Sayles at saylesah@conus.army.mil or (703) 696-4241 or Jim Johnston at jim.johnston@wpaog.org or (845)446-1510.

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