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http://news.soc.mil/releases/News Archive/2009/November/091110-01.html

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, Nov. 10, 2009) – Joined by military, state, and University officials, University of North Carolina President Erskine Bowles and United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) Commanding General, Lt. Gen. John F. Mulholland, Jr., will come together on Thursday, Nov. 12 to announce a collaborative partnership that allows the military and academic communities to mutually benefit through shared capabilities, expertise, and interest in national security.

President Bowles and Lt. Gen. Mulholland will sign a Memorandum of Agreement during a special ceremony to be held in conjunction with the November meetings of the UNC Board of Governors. The public event will take place at 10 a.m. in the main Board Room of the C.D. Spangler Center, located at 910 Raleigh Road in Chapel Hill.

Given the number of military and other special guests expected to attend, space in the Board Room will be limited. Interested media are encouraged to be in place no later than 9:45. A mult box will be available for electronic media. Immediately following the signing ceremony (11 a.m.), President Bowles and Lt. Gen.l Mulholland will speak with reporters and answer questions in the Board Room. Advance interviews will not be possible.

Headquartered at Ft. Bragg near Fayetteville, Army Special Operations encompasses 27,000 people throughout the United States. Historically charged with the full range of special operations from Unconventional Warfare to Civil-Military Operations, USASOC plays an important role in the modern military structure in this era of persistent conflict.

While Special Operations provides excellent in-house education and training, USASOC is seeking to improve its quality and capacity by partnering with UNC institutions. UNC’s reputation for delivering high-quality education at great value combined with its close geographical proximity to USASOC headquarters makes the partnership attractive. As envisioned, the partnership will also provide engaged research opportunities for scholars in a variety of disciplines.

For more information contact the USASOC Public Affairs Office at 910-432-6005.
 
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