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08-20-01

Contacts:
Lt. Col. Marvin Meek, Military Science, (515) 294-0310
Dave Gieseke, Liberal Arts & Sciences Public Relations, (515) 294-7742
Steve Sullivan, News Service, (515) 294-3720


MEEK NAMED CHAIR OF IOWA STATE MILITARY SCIENCE DEPARTMENT

AMES, Iowa -- Lt. Col. Marvin L. Meek has been named professor of military science and chair of the department of military science at Iowa State University.

A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in mechanical engineering, Meek also holds master's degrees from Central Michigan University and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.

Prior to coming to Iowa State, Meek was an instructor of military history at the Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. He has held a variety of positions in armor and infantry units.

A veteran of Desert Storm, Meek's awards and decorations include a Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Ranger Tab and the Parachutist's Badge. He also has received Kuwait Liberation Medals from both the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Government of Kuwait.

Iowa State's department of military science and Army ROTC unit provide a program of leadership development that prepares college students for service as officers in the U.S. Army. The ROTC program began at Iowa State in 1919. There are approximately 125 cadets currently enrolled in military sciences classes at Iowa State.


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