Wichita, KS, September 16, 2014 – Decorated war veteran Major General Michael Lehnert (retired) will help kick off the 20th anniversary celebration of Southwestern College – Professional Studies with a public lecture on October 15th.
General Lehnert has been decorated with the Defense Superior Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Legion of Merit Award with Gold Star and Defense Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters to name a few.
Lehnert is most notable for his role at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba where he was originally placed in charge of 13 refugee camps in the early 90s. In 2002 Lehnert oversaw the transformation of those camps into a detention facility for suspected members of Al Qaeda and Taliban following the terrorist attacks on 9/11. He was deployed in 2003 to the CENTCOM Theater where he took part in Operation Iraqi Freedom as commander for Marine Logistics Command.
Lehnert’s lecture on terrorism will take place Wednesday, October 15th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency in Wichita. Q&A to follow. The lecture is free and open to the public. RSVPs to https://bit.ly/rsvpMajorGeneral are encouraged as seating will be limited.
General Lenhert will also participate in a law enforcement panel discussion and give a lecture to members of the military during his visit to Wichita.