FAYETTEVILLE, NC – March 19, 2015 – Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) and the North Carolina Association of Historians announced today that Lieutenant General Daniel Bolger, USA, Ret., will be the keynote speaker for the North Carolina Association of Historians’ Conference being held on the FTCC Fayetteville campus, March 27-28, 2015. His lecture is scheduled for Friday, March 27, 2015, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Cumberland Hall Auditorium located at 2201 Hull Road, Fayetteville, NC. The event is opened to the public.
Daniel P. Bolger of Aurora, Illinois, is an author, historian, and retired Lieutenant General of the United States Army. He currently holds a special faculty appointment in the Department of History at North Carolina State University, where he teaches Military History. He is also the author of books, such as “Why We Lost,” “Americans at War,” “The Battle for Hunger Hill,” and “Death Ground.” In his book “Why We Lost,” Bolger makes the firm case that in Iraq and Afghanistan, we lost – but we didn’t have to. General Bolger is also a contributing editor and columnist for Army magazine and a former columnist for Signal magazine.
General Bolger received his commission from The Citadel in 1978 and his master’s and doctorate in history from the University of Chicago in 1986. His professional education includes the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced courses, the Command and General Staff College, and the Army War College. He also taught history at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York.
During his 35 years of service, General Bolger earned five Bronze Star Medals (one for valor) and the Combat Action Badge. His notable military commands included serving as Commanding General of the Combined Security Transition Command in Afghanistan and Commander of the NATO Training Mission in Afghanistan (2011-2013); commanding General of the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas (deployed to Baghdad, 2009-2010); the Coalition Military Assistance Training Team in Iraq (2005-2006); and U.S. Army Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations.
The North Carolina Association of Historians offers opportunities for historians in all fields – American, World, European, state and local – to meet, discuss research, and exchange ideas with colleagues throughout the state of North Carolina.