Monday 30, May 2016 - 11am
The Terraces Amphitheater
Lt Gen Steven L. Arnold, U.S. Army, Retired
The North Georgia Veterans (NGV) will celebrate Memorial
Day at 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 30th at the Terraces amphitheater.
The guest speaker for the event is NGV member and Big Canoe resident, Lt Gen Steven L. Arnold, U.S. Army, Retired.
Arnold served in the United States Army for nearly 35 years,
culminating his service as the Commanding General of the Third United
States Army and Army Central Command, which included responsibilities in
22 countries stretching from Pakistan back through the Middle East and
south to Kenya. Other assignments of note included Chief of Plans and
Operations for the Land Forces in Operation Desert Storm and
subsequently, the Commanding General of the 10thMountain
Division. His assignments included tours in Viet Nam, Korea, Germany,
Somalia, and Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Iraq. He also
commanded US Army forces during Hurricane Andrew Relief efforts in South Florida.
2005 and 2006 Steve lived in Iraq while running the LOGCAP III program
for KBR. That project provided US Forces and the Department of State
with a complete logistics system as well as engineering and construction
services in eight countries. His current work with civilian agencies
allows Steve to continue to proudly support the soldiers of the United
States and NATO.
Steve is Airborne and Ranger and also graduated from the Infantry
Officer Basic Course, the Armor Officer Advanced Course, the US Air
Force Command and Staff College and the US Army War College. Steve was
inducted into the prestigious U.S. Army Ranger Hall of Fame last June.
The Army Ranger Hall of Fame was formed to honor and preserve the spirit
and contributions of America’s most extraordinary Rangers. “The members
of the selection board take particular care to ensure that only the
most extraordinary Army Rangers are inducted, a difficult mission given
the high caliber of all nominees”.
We are indeed honored to have Lt Gen Steve Arnold, [Ret] as our guest
speaker and urge you, your family and friends to attend the Memorial Day
commemoration program. Please plan to arrive NLT 10:45am, so the
program may being on time at 11am.