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Sep. 11,  2009

Maj. Gen. Kelly to Speak at Emory Law on Sept. 21

Maj. Gen. John F. Kelly, deputy commanding general of the First Marine Expeditionary Force, will present “Establishing the Rule of Law in the Al Anbar Province, Iraq” at noon Monday, Sept. 21, in Emory University School of Law’s Tull Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

Maj. Gen. Kelly and the First Marine Expeditionary Force were deployed to Iraq in early 2008, replacing the Second Marine Expeditionary Force as the multinational force in the Al Anbar and western Ninewa provinces. After his promotion to major general, Kelly returned to Camp Pendleton in California.

He served as the commanding officer of the First Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, First Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, before returning to the East Coast to attend the National War College.

Maj. Gen. Kelly has served in the Marines since 1970. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 1976 and served as head of the Offensive Tactics Section, Tactics Group, for the Basic School in Quantico, Va. The major general attended the Marine Corps Command and Staff College and the School for Advanced Warfare. He served as the commandant’s liaison officer to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1995.

During his visit to Emory Law, Maj. Gen. Kelly will meet with the International Humanitarian Law Clinic class and attend professor Charles A. Shanor’s anti-terrorism class.

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