Germs, Bombs and Foreign Excursions: A path through military Diplomacy

Date & Time Nov 11 2021 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Location Robertson Hall
Lieutenant Colonel Ben Selzer
Audience Restricted to Princeton University

Join the Mil101 Series for an hour with Lieutenant Colonel (Promotable) Ben Selzer, US Army War College Fellow at Princeton, who will discuss his experiences over a decade as a European specialist for the US Army and Joint military community. With previous assignments in the US, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, LTC Selzer will address his experiences in national strategic-level events involving multiple US agencies, the Joint military, and allied militaries.

With over 21 years as a commissioned Army Officer, LTC Selzer most recently served as the Foreign Area Officer Program Director at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA, where he was responsible for the professional development of new Foreign Area Officers from each service. Prior to this, he worked as the Department of Defense representative to the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe and as a representative of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency in the NATO. He also served as a liaison officer to the French Army for three years. Prior to becoming a FAO, LTC flew UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters in the US, Europe and the Middle East.

LTC Selzer holds Masters degrees from Norwich University and George Washington University. He is proficient in Spanish and French and is a certified Project Management Professional. Following his fellowship at Princeton, he is projected to work as an Army Attaché in Europe.

This event will be held in person. To ensure the safety of this event, mandatory pre-registration with a Princeton email address and face covering are required for in-person attendance.

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