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UCM Alumni Association Hosts The Generals' Roundtable Oct. 17

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (Oct. 10, 2014 ) - Four University of Central Missouri alumni, all career U.S. Army officers who have attained the rank of general, will share their experiences and discuss current world issues in a roundtable discussion as they return to UCM during Homecoming 2014.

Major General Mustion Brig. Gen. Gordon-Bray
Maj. Gen Richard P. Mustion
Brig. Gen. Arnold N.Gordon-Bray
Brig. Gen. Kok Brig. Gen. Turner
Brig. Gen. Troy D. Kok
Brig. Gen. C. David Turner

Maj. Gen. Richard P. Mustion, retired Brig. Gen. Arnold Gordon-Bray, Brig. Gen. C. David Turner, and Brig. Gen. Troy D. Kok will discuss “A Military Perspective on World Events” during The Generals’ Roundtable at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, in Hendricks Hall. Moderator of the roundtable discussion will be James Staab, UCM professor of political science.

The event is hosted by the UCM Alumni Association and is free and open to the public.

All four generals received degrees from UCM have served their country in a variety of command capacities during careers spanning 30 years or more.

Maj. Gen. Richard P. Mustion assumed command of the U.S. Army Human Resources Division in 2012. He received his degree from UCM and was commissioned as a graduate of the UCM U.S. Army ROTC program. He is a graduate of the Combined Arms Staff Services School, Command and General Staff College and the Army War College, and he holds a Master of Arts in Public Administration and a Master of National Strategic Studies. Mustion has served in command and staff positions in the continental United States, Germany, Korea and Iraq in the areas of personnel services and military education.

Brig. Gen. Arnold N. Gordon-Bray retired in 2012 and currently owns a consulting firm, ANGB Consulting, in Fayetteville, N.C. Bray graduated from UCM as a Distinguished Military Student and was commissioned into the infantry. He also earned two master’s degrees in International Strategic Studies from the Air War College and the Naval War College. At the time of his retirement, he was the deputy director of operations for the United States Africa Command in Germany. Bray served in operations, management, education and battle command posts in Europe, the continental United States and Iraq. Bray is a recipient of UCM Distinguished Alumni Award.

Brig. Gen. Troy D. Kok currently is commander of the 11th Theater Aviation Command, Fort Knox, Ky. He began his military career in the Army Reserves and was commissioned through U.S. Army ROTC at UCM as a quartermaster officer, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in aviation maintenance technology. He later received a Master of Science degree in aviation safety. Kok transferred to his current branch, aviation, entering active guard reserve duty with the 228th Aviation Regiment. He has since served in command and staff positions in aviation and education, including commander of the ROTC unit and professor of military science at Bucknell University and deployments to Kuwait and Iraq.

Brig. Gen. C. David Turner is commander of the South Atlantic Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He He graduated from UCM with a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics. He also holds a Master of Science degree in industrial engineering from Wichita State University and a Master of Strategic Studies degree from the U.S. Army War College. Turner has served in a variety of other command and staff assignments in the continental United States, Europe and the Middle East during the Gulf War and in Afghanistan and Korea. He also served as chief of the base realignment and closure division. Turner will received UCM's Distinguished Alumni Award during Homecoming 2014.

For more information about The Generals’ Roundtable, contact the UCM Office of Alumni Relations at 660-543-8000.