Our speaker on Wednesday morning was Major General Bradley A. Becker, the Commanding General, U.S. Army Training Center and Fort Jackson. General Becker was commissioned in May 1986, following graduation from the University of California at Davis. From June 2012 to August 2013, General Becker served as the Deputy Director for Joint Training, Joint Force Development, Joint Staff J7, where he worked closely with NATO’s Allied Command Transformation and other multinational partners. Other joint assignments include a tour as Chief, Commander’s Initiatives Group, U.S. Forces – Iraq, from June 2009 to July 2010; and special assistant to the Commander, United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, U.S. Forces Korea, Eighth U.S. Army, Korea, from November 2008 to June 2009. General Becker also served as the Deputy Commanding General – West, 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Division – Center, during Operation New Dawn, Iraq, from December 2010 to December 2011. From July 2007 to October 2008, General Becker served as the Commander, 3rd Battlefield Coordination Detachment, Eighth U.S. Army, Korea. General Becker also served as commander of 2nd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington, and led that unit during Operation Iraqi Freedom. His awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Army Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters. He has earned the Combat Action Badge, Parachutist and Air Assault identification badges, and is Ranger qualified.