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October 11, 2011



Kansas National Guard brigadier general to deliver Vernon Larson International Lecture

By Bhadriraju Subramanyam

Kansas National Guard Brig. Gen. Eric Peck will discuss “Agribusiness Development in Afghanistan by the Kansas National Guard Members” for the second Vernon Larson International Lecture, at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, in the ballroom of the Holiday Inn at the Campus, 17th Street and Anderson Avenue.

Peck has served at all levels of command from detachment through brigade and has been assigned to the Department of the Army and National Guard Bureau staffs. He started his military career in the Kansas Army National Guard as a UH-1 crew chief in a combat engineer aviation section. In 1978 he completed the warrant officer candidate/aviator course and became a line pilot in the 920th Medical Evacuation Detachment, Kansas Army National Guard. Peck received a direct commission to second lieutenant in 1983 in the Medical Service Corps. He was the commander of the Army’s Operational Support Airlift Command from 1997-1999. Peck was the Kansas National Guard chief of staff from 2003-2008. He commanded 1-6th Kansas Agribusiness Development Team from October 2008 through March 2010 for a mission in Afghanistan.

All Vernon Larson Lectures are free and open to the public. The luncheon begins at 11:45 a.m. The cost of luncheon is $15 per individual, $75 for whole year or $90 to sponsor a table for eight. Reservations for the luncheons can be made by email or by phone at 532-5990. Please make checks payable to the Kansas State University Foundation.