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Retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey to speak today at Hughston Foundation

Retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey, who will be inducted into the Ranger Hall of Fame this afternoon, will be the Hughston Leadership Lecture Series guest speaker tomorrow evening at 6:30 p.m.

McCaffrey’s lecture will be delivered at the Hughston Foundation, 6262 Veterans Parkway. Seating is limited.

McCaffrey, who now serves as a national security and terrorism analyst for NBC, retired as a four star general after 32 years of Army service.

His son, Lt. Col. Sean McCaffrey, was commander of the Airborne School in 2005-06.

The elder McCaffrey's military career was followed by five years as the President Clinton’s cabinet officer for U.S. Drug Policy.

Today, McCaffrey is president of his own Arlington, Va.-based consulting firm and is an adjunct professor of international affairs at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He is a member of the National Infantry Foundation’s National Advisory Board.

The foundation will unveil an architectural scale model of the new museum and other features of the 200-acre site just outside Fort Benning. The model was built by Atlanta-based Southern Model, Inc.

The Hughston Leadership Lecture Series is named in honor of Dr. Jack C. Hughston, and features contemporary speakers focusing on the subjects of leadership, courage, duty and honor. The series is sponsored by the Hughston Clinic in partnership with the National Infantry Foundation, with the goal of raising awareness for the new National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center at Patriot Park.

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