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Friday, November 3, 2006
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
LBJ Student Lounge
On November 3, the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs will host Brigadier General Anthony A. (Tony) Cucolo who serves as the Chief of Public Affairs, United States Army. He will discuss Army initiatives in strategic communications and the importance of engaging across the spectrum of available media to maintain the support of the American people.
Brigadier General Cucolo's presentation will begin at noon and will take place in the LBJ Student Lounge. The event is at no cost and is open to the public.
Brigadier General Cucolo assumed duties as the Chief of Public Affairs on June 9, 2006. In this position he is responsible for all communications issues involving the United States Army including the professional development of military and civilian Public Affairs personnel. He is charged with the formulation of communications and public affairs strategies, plans, and policies, and serves as the senior advisor to the Secretary of the Army and other senior Department of Defense leaders on communications matters relating to the Army.
He has served 16 of the past 27 years in infantry and armor divisions. He commanded two companies and was an operations officer at both battalion and brigade level. He commanded an Infantry battalion in Germany and deployed his unit as a combined arms task force to Bosnia for the first 11 months of the Balkans Implementation Force (IFOR) in the contested area of Brcko.
His Brigade level command was with 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, a Brigade Combat Team of the XVIII Airborne Corps. His most recent operational assignment was an Assistant Division Commander for the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York, from July 2003 to August 2004. While in this capacity, he deployed to Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom and served first as the Director, Combined Joint Staff, Combined Joint Task Force — 180, and then as Deputy Commanding General, DJTF-180.
BG Cucolo's other Joint assignments include duty with the Joint Staff at the Pentagon from July 2001 to July 2003, with service as Chief of the Balkans Branch of the Strategy and Policy Directorate (J5), Chief of the Future Operations Group in the Operations Directorate (J3), and then Chief of European and NATO Policy, J5. His most recent joint assignment was as Director, Joint Center for Operational Analysis, US Joint Forces Command, from September 2004 through May 2006.
He holds a bachelor's degree from the U.S. Military Academy and a mater's degree from the University of San Francisco.
For more information about this event, contact Brendan Lavy at 512-232-4004 or firstname.lastname@example.org.