2017 Roscoe Robinson Jr. Memorial Lecture Series on Diversity and Public Service
Thursday, March 23, 2017
University Club, Gold Room
The Roscoe Robinson Jr. Memorial Lecture Series promotes discussion and understanding of key issues related to diversity in public service. The series honors Roscoe Robinson Jr, the first African American to earn the rank of four-star general in the U.S. Army. General Robinson graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1951 and earned his MPIA degree at GSPIA in 1964. He received the Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross and 11 Air Medals for his service with the 7th Cavalry in the Vietnam War. He later commanded the 82nd Airborne Division and the U.S. Army Japan/IX Corps and served as U.S. Representative to NATO’s Military Command in Brussels. He received distinguished alumnus awards from both GSPIA and West Point, and in 2000 Thayer Auditorium at West Point was renamed in his honor.