Former Army Captain Discusses Valuable Lessons He Learned on the Battlefield
Monday, March 2, 2009
Even after years of training at West Point and Army Ranger school, when the moment comes to make a decision under fire, a soldier learns that nothing really prepares you for war.
That's one of the realizations made in a memoir of service in Afghanistan called The Unforgiving Minute. It follows a young man's journey from his student days at West Point, to being a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, to coming of age during the attacks of 9-11, and leading a command as a US Army Captain in Afghanistan.
Craig Mullaney will be discussing The Unforgiving Minute tonight at 6:15pm at the Revelle Forum , which will be held at the Neurosciences Institute on the campus of UCSD.
- Craig Mullaney, author of the new book The Unforgiving Minute: A Soldier's Education . Craig is a former Captain in the U.S. Army, and currently serves as Chief of Staff for the President's Pentagon Transition Team.
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