U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno to Speak at National Press Club, Jan. 7

Dec 20, 2013, 12:21 ET from National Press Club

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- General Ray Odierno, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, will discuss the future of the army at a National Press Club Speakers Luncheon on January 7.

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Odierno became Chief of Staff in 2011 after being the Commander of United States Joint Forces Command. He previously served as the Commanding General, Multi-National Corps -- Iraq and then the Commanding General of the Multi-National Force in Iraq and has served in the Army for more than 36 years.

Odierno's son, Army Captain (Retired) Tony Odierno, was seriously injured in Iraq in 2004 when his vehicle was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. The grenade – which killed the vehicle's driver -- took off a piece of the younger Odierno's right arm, scraped across his chest, took off his left arm.

The Press Club luncheon will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. Remarks will begin at 1:00 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session, ending at 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchase by going here. The cost of luncheon admission is $22 for National Press Club members and $36 non-members. Tickets must be purchased at time of reservation.

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