General Peter Chiarelli (Ret.) to Present 2013 McLane Lecture
Belton, Texas – General Peter Chiarelli, USA (Ret.) will be delivering the 2013 McLane Lecture Monday, April 1, at 11:00 a.m. in the Frank and Sue Mayborn Campus Center (923 University Drive, Belton, TX) on the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor campus. This event is free and open to the public.
Chiarelli served in the army for nearly 40 years, including as the 32nd Vice Chief of Staff in the Army. In that role, he was responsible for the day‐to-day operations of the Army and its 1.1 million active and reserve soldiers. This included the Army’s research, development, and execution of studies, followed by the implementation of recommendations related to its behavioral health programs, specifically its Health Promotion, Risk Reduction and Suicide Prevention Program.
As commander of the Multi-National Corps-Iraq, Chiarelli coordinated the actions of all four military services and was responsible for the everyday combat operations of more than 147,000 U.S. and Coalition troops. He was also the Senior Military Assistant to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates from March 2007 to August 2008. Chiarelli pioneered efforts to restore government, economic stability, and essential services during two tours in Iraq. He exercised command and control of combat operations and trained, prepared, and mobilized reserve forces for critical response operations.
Chiarelli retired from the Army in 2012 and has since moved into the role of CEO of One Mind for Research. Co-founded by former Congressman Patrick Kennedy and mental health advocate Garen Staglin, One Mind (currently a division of the non-profit International Mental Health Research Organization) is an independent, non-profit organization bringing together health care providers, researchers, academics, and representatives of the health care industry with the goal of rapidly developing better diagnostics, treatments, and cures for all illnesses and disorders of the brain. As CEO, Chiarelli continues his advocacy for eliminating the stigma associated with Service Members and Veterans seeking and receiving the assistance they need for the treatment of the invisible wounds of war: Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
The McLane Lecture brings nationally recognized speakers to UMHB to promote awareness and information about issues concerning leadership and business. The annual lecture is offered free to the public through the generosity of Temple residents Elizabeth and Drayton McLane, Jr.