“I call myself the military’s highest-ranking student when people ask me my duty description. Since I’ve become chairman—even way before that—I’ve been on what I call a personal campaign of learning,” Dempsey said in a Duke News press release. “I try to reach out to industry, to academia, to nonprofits, to anybody I can, to hear their perspectives so that our armed forces can benefit from their insights."Dempsey spoke in Page Auditorium to Duke students
“My time at Duke was an intellectual oasis after a long march," Dempsey said in the press release. "It allowed me time to broaden my perspective from the confines of military life and open it to another world, full of new ideas, viewpoints, issues and stories which helped me develop.”
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