June 6th Luncheon
Friday, June 6, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Alliance and the Prince William Chamber of Commerce Present:
A Briefing on "The State of Ft. Belvoir" by Garrison Commander, Gregory D. Gadson
The Alliance and the Prince William Chamber are joining forces to present this special Ft. Belvoir Briefing by Garrison Commander Col. Gregory D. Gadson. Col. Gadson will report on activities and priorities at the Post as he prepares for the Change of Command later in June. This will be a unique opportunity to gain insights into plans for Ft. Belvoir.
We have been lucky to have this extraordinary leader in our community for the past two years. Col. Gadson has blazed new ground in his career and at Ft. Belvoir, where he has continued and expanded upon the tradition of working closely with the surrounding community.
The following excerpt from his official biography on the Ft. Belvoir website tells part of Greg Gadson’s story:
A 24-year career Army officer, Col. Gadson’s life is a portrait of courage in the face of great adversity. In May 2007, as commander of the 2nd Battalion, 32 Field Artillery, Col. Gadson’s greatest challenge came in Iraq, where an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack cost him both legs above the knees and normal use of his right arm and hand. Despite this, Gadson remains on active duty in the Army and continues to inspire many with his message of courage, perseverance, determination and teamwork.
In 2007, Tom Coughlin, New York Giants head coach, asked Gadson to meet with the then-struggling team. Gadson talked to the players about service, teamwork, duty, perseverance and adversity and has mentored the Giants since then.
Following his inspirational meetings with the Giants, they went on to an underdog Super Bowl win, and Col. Gadson was presented with a special Super Bowl Ring. The Col. has more than justified the Army’s faith in him in awarding him the Command at Ft. Belvoir, setting a unique example for our Wounded Warriors everywhere.
You don’t want to miss this briefing and a chance to say good luck to this special individual, who has served his country well and has even become somewhat of a Hollywood sensation after a successful turn in the movie, Battleship.
Our Host and Sponsor for the June 6th Luncheon is the I95 Business Parks Management Group, a longtime Alliance member and partner. The Luncheon will be held at 10510 Furnace Rd. in Fairfax, VA.
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Quantico/Belvoir Regional Business Alliance & Alexandria Chamber of Commerce
The Alliance was launched in 2008 in order to support the businesses, workforce, military installations, federal agencies and communities of Northern Virginia. We focus on building partnerships that benefit our member firms, the installations and DOD agencies and the community.