Press Release for Wednesday, September 7, 2005

U.S. Central Command Chief of Staff Discusses Global War on Terrorism

Contact: Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
(904) 620-2102

Maj. Gen. John G. Castellaw, Chief of Staff, U. S. Central Command, will share his first-hand knowledge of America’s War on Terror as he discusses “Iraq, Afghanistan and the Road Ahead in the Global War on Terrorism” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the University Center on the University of North Florida campus. Castellaw will provide a clear picture of the current situation in Iraq, providing insight into the rebuilding process and the road ahead in America’s fight against extremists in one of the most dynamic areas of the world.

Castellaw assumed duties as Chief of Staff, U.S. Central Command, on July 7, 2004. He served two staff tours at the Pentagon in the Department of Aviation, headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps; a tour in the Current Operations Division, Operations Directorate, the U.S. European Command; and with the staff of the United Nations Protection Force Bosnia-Herzegovina during the Siege of Sarajevo.

Castellaw has attended the Marine Corp’s Basic and Amphibious Warfare Schools, the Armed Forces Staff College and the NATO Defense College. He holds a master’s degree in military studies from the American Military University.
An assault helicopter pilot with over 3,300 flight hours logged in both rotary and fixed wing aircraft, Castellaw is a weapons and tactics instructor and holds all helicopter instructor/evaluator and flight leadership qualifications. He was the 1990 recipient of the Cunningham Award given to the Marine Aviator of the Year. His personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal and Legion of Merit with two gold stars.
This lecture is co-hosted by UNF and the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville’s Global Issues Forum, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to engaging the community in global issues.

Tickets for this free lecture can be ordered online at Click on the Fall 2005 Lectures link.