Cambridge, MA – Former Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter will join the Harvard Kennedy School as the Belfer Professor of Technology and Global Affairs and Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. As Secretary of Defense, Carter, a physicist, became known for pushing the Pentagon to “think outside its five-sided box” in order to transform the way the military fought adversaries and strengthened alliances, managed its budget and talent, developed its technology, and more. He will now lead the Belfer Center’s programs and will focus his scholarship on the role of innovation and technology in addressing challenges at home and around the world.
LTG Mary Legere, the US Army’s Senior Intelligence Officer, will speak on intelligence support to national policy development and the challenges and opportunities for Army Intelligence on 1 October from 2:30 to 4:00 pm in the Belfer Center Library (rm L369).
Lieutenant General Mary A. Legere has served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence (G2), Headquarters, Department of the Army, since April 2012. In this position, she is the senior advisor to the Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff for all aspects of intelligence, counterintelligence and security, and is responsible for the training, equipping, policies and oversight of the Army Intelligence Corps - 58,000 soldiers and civilians on active duty, in the Army Reserves, and in the Army National Guard.
Legere attended the University of New Hampshire, receiving a bachelor's degree in political science in 1982. Commissioned through UNH's Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps program, Legere rose through the ranks, serving in a number of intelligence command positions. From 2002 to 2004, she was the Commander of the 501st Military Intelligence Brigade. From 2008 to 2009, then-Brigadier General Legere served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence of the Multi-National Force – Iraq. She has also served as the senior U.S. Intelligence Officer for United States Forces Korea. From 2009 to 2012, then-Major General Legere served as the Commander of the United States Army Intelligence and Security Command (the Army's contribution to the United States Intelligence Community). On April 12, 2012, Legere was promoted to Lieutenant General and became the US Army’s Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2.
Legere is a graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College and the United States Army War College, where she received master's degrees in Military Science and Strategy, respectively. She is a veteran of Operation Joint Forge and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
This seminar is off the record and comments cannot be published without the consent of the speaker.
The seminar is open to Harvard students, fellows, faculty, and ID card holders on a first come first served basis.