Decisions and Desserts: A Conversation with LTG Nadja Y. West, USA, Ret.
Please join us for a "Decisions and Desserts: What I Decided and Why" conversation with LTG Nadja Y. West, USA, Ret. This conversation will be moderated by Clarke Patrone, '21.

About the speakers:

Lieutenant General (ret.) Nadja West is the 44th Surgeon General of the US Army and the former commanding general of one of the Army’s largest, most complex organizations, the US Army Medical Command (USAMEDCOM). In 2015 West became the first African American woman in the Army’s history to achieve the rank of three stars, and is currently the highest-ranking woman to ever graduate from the United States Military Academy — West Point. A graduate of The George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, West completed residencies in Family Medicine and Dermatology and has held various clinical, operational and leadership positions throughout her more than 30-year career as a soldier.

Harvard College Junior Clarke Patrone is studying Neuroscience and History, and is an Undergraduate Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics. Outside of the classroom, he enjoys playing club baseball and leading hiking trips to the White Mountains with the outing club. After graduation Clarke will commission as an officer in the U.S. Army through Harvard’s ROTC program.

Dessert will be served at this event! It will be held in the Parlor Room at the Phillips Brooks House at Harvard Yard (enter "Phillips Brooks House" on Google Maps, if you're unfamiliar with the location).

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Decisions & Desserts: What I Decided and Why is co-sponsored by the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, the Center for Public Leadership, and the Phillips Brooks House.

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