U.S. Army Retired Major General David B. Lacquement of Alexandria, Va., Speaks at McDaniel College

An Expert in Cybersecurity, Retired Major General Lacquement is a 1977 Alumnus of McDaniel College

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U.S. Army retired Major General David B. Lacquement

WESTMINSTER, MD (10/12/2012)(readMedia)-- An expert in cybersecurity, U.S. Army retired Major General David B. Lacquement of Alexandria, Va., speaks during SmartTALK at McDaniel College, Westminster, Md. The event, which is free and open to the public, takes place at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 22.

Major General Lacquement recently retired from the United States Army where he served as J-3 director of operations for the United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM), Fort Meade, Md. There he was responsible for planning, executing, coordinating and managing the Department of Defense information networks and conducting full spectrum military cyberspace operations as directed by the United States Strategic Command.

He graduated from Western Maryland (now McDaniel) College in 1977 with a bachelor's degree in history and was a member of the Army ROTC Green Terror Battalion. He went on to earn master's degrees in Strategic Intelligence from the Joint Military Intelligence Training College, Military Art and Science from the United States Army Command and Staff College, and National Security Strategy Studies from the National Defense University.

McDaniel College's SmartTALK brings notable alumni back to campus for an on-stage conversation with president Roger N. Casey on their subject of expertise. The hour-long event also includes questions and answers from the audience.

Past SmartTALK presenters have included Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Wendy Ruderman, career foreign-service diplomat Tom Armbruster, National Marine Fisheries Service director Eric Schwaab, National Teacher of the Year Michelle Shearer, champion of the environment Gerald W. Winegrad, senior vice-president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Bernard Franklin, "World of Warcraft" video game designer Greg Street, and FBI espionage expert Steven Carr.

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McDaniel College, recognized nationally among "40 Colleges that Change Lives" and U.S. News top-tier liberal arts colleges, is a four-year private college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 70 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus 20 highly regarded graduate programs. Its hallmark faculty-student collaborations in research, teaching and mentoring plus hundreds of leadership and service opportunities enrich a lively learning experience that is rooted in a personalized interdisciplinary and global curriculum. Innovative January courses take students to points all over the world while McDaniel's degree-granting European campus offers a unique opportunity for international study at the only American university in Budapest, Hungary. A diverse and close-knit community of 1,600 undergraduates and 1,560 part-time graduate students, McDaniel also boasts a spectacular 160-acre hilltop campus in Westminster, Md., an hour or less from Baltimore, D.C., the Chesapeake Bay, an Amtrak station and BWI international airport.