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Chamber of Commerce Veterans Day Breakfast

Will Be November 5th, Reservations Being Accepted Now

Clarksville Area Chamber of CommerceClarksville, TN – On Saturday, November 5th at 7:30am, the Chamber will host the 19th Annual Veterans Day Breakfast at APSU’s Morgan University Center. The breakfast is an excellent opportunity to honor and show support of our veterans.

Tickets are currently on sale for $12.00 each. This will include a buffet style breakfast, a salute to our veterans and a special keynote speaker. Reservations can be made through Tuesday, November 1st by contacting Yvonne Pickering at 931.245.4340 or yvonnep@clarksville.tn.us.

This year, Major General James C. McConville will serve as the keynote speaker. MG McConville took command of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in August of 2011, a position previously held by MG John Campbell.

Originally from Quincy, MA, he graduated from the United States Military Academy and was commissioned as an infantry officer in the Regular Army in 1981. He holds a B.S. in Economics from the United States Military Academy, a M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech, and was a 2002 National Security Fellow at Harvard University.

Along with the extensive command assignments, MG McConville has served in several theaters of war. He has also held the position of the Executive Officer to Vice Chief of Staff of the Army and Deputy Chief, Office of Congressional Legislative Liaison.

MG McConville is a Master Army Aviator qualified in the OH-58 Kiowa Warrior, the AH-64D Longbow Apache, the AH-6, AH-1 Cobra and other aircraft. He has many prestigious awards, to include the Legion of Merit (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Bronze Star (with Oak Leaf Cluster), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), the Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Air Medals (with numeral device “2”), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (3OLC), the Combat Action Badge, the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Master Army Aviator Badge, Air Assault Badge, Parachutist Badge, and others.


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