Foundation Announces Establishment of the Colin L. Powell Chair at NDU

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The National Defense University Foundation (NDUF) recently announced the establishment of the Colin L. Powell Chair for National Security Leadership, Character, and Ethics at the National Defense University.

The Chair is named for Colin L. Powell, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State. General Powell's extraordinary life of military, government, and private service to his nation exemplifies the ideals the Chair is established to uphold. General Powell is a graduate of the National War College and a recipient of the NDUF American Patriot Award.

"At the initiative of Nash Broaddus, Chairman Emeritus of the NDU Foundation, and as a direct result of his generosity, we are pleased to be able to establish such a fundamentally important program for the National Defense University" said NDUF President, General Charles D. Link, USAF (Ret.). "Nash Broaddus, founder of Prodesco, Inc., in 1975, served as a Naval officer in two wars (World War II and the Korean War). During World War II, he earned the distinction of being the youngest Destroyer Escort Commander in the U.S. Navy. In 1993, he received the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service. He is a patriot and a tremendous supporter of the National Defense University.

"Mr. Broaddus and the other members of the Board of Directors are especially pleased that General Richard B. Myers, USAF (Ret), 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be the first incumbent of the Powell Chair" according to General Link.

A native of Kansas City, Missouri, General Myers entered the Air Force in 1965 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program. …