Former chief of staff for U.S. Southern Command to discuss leadership Feb. 27

Whether you are a military or civilian employee with aspirations of climbing the leadership ladder, there are important leadership fundamentals that will help you become a successful leader.

On Feb. 27, as part of FIU’s Center for Leadership’s Leadership Lecture series, Major General David C. Garza, United States Marine Corps (retired), will provide building blocks for leadership – necessary traits, values, and competencies.

lectureseries_garzaGarza has spent more than 38 years in military service as both a United States Air Force enlisted engineer and a Marine Corps infantry officer. He has served in a variety of staff and command assignments in the Marine Corps, Joint Staffs, and in Coalition Combat Operations in Afghanistan. Throughout his career, Garza applied the military leadership fundamentals to build highly efficient organizations from recruiting duty, to command billets and counter insurgency operations, to senior level staffs culminating as the Inspector General of the Marine Corps.

He gained extensive international experience serving in Latin America and the Middle East working with U.S. military services, local communities, government agencies, allied forces, and civilian relief organizations. He is a fluent Spanish speaker/translator and has current Top Secret clearances. Garza is a graduate of Texas A&M University, the Naval War College, and the FIU Center for Leadership’s Leading Decisions program.

Garza’s lecture, “Military Leadership Fundamentals to Help You Lead Your Ship,” is scheduled for 2 p.m. in the MARC Pavillion (MMC). To RSVP, visit the Center for Leadership’s registration page.




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