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K-State Today

May 10, 2016

Dorhout attends National Security Forum

Submitted by Division of Communications and Marketing

Peter Dorhout, vice president for research at Kansas State University, received a personal invitation from the secretary of the Air Force and attended the 63rd annual National Security Forum May 3-5 at the Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. The forum exposed influential citizens to senior U.S. and international officers and civilian equivalents and engaged each other's ideas and perspectives on Air Force, national and international security issues.

"It was an honor to be selected as a representative from Kansas and the chemistry profession," Dorhout said. "K-State and Manhattan pride themselves on the relationships with our military and veterans, and attending the National Security Forum at Air War College was a testament to how the nation views our relationships."

According to a news release from the 42nd Air Base Wing, approximately 160 civilian leaders in business, education and government from all over the U.S. met with senior military leaders to explore current and future national security issues facing our nation. The National Security Forum provided a great opportunity for an open and candid exchange of ideas among these guests, senior military and civilian leaders and Air War College students. Dorhout attended lectures, met in seminars for in-depth discussions and participated in networking events.

"The Air War College is a critical part of the continuing education of senior military officers — Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard," Dorhout said. "In Kansas, we have Fort Leavenworth and the Command and General Staff College that serves a similar function for rising military leaders. K-State has a very strong relationship with CGSC and our Security Studies and Adult Education degree programs. A relationship with Air War College opens new doors for research and academics."