General to speak at SAU ceremony


DAVENPORT — Maj. Gen. Robert Radin will deliver the 2010 St. Ambrose University spring commencement address Saturday, May 15. Radin, who served two years as Commanding General of the Army Sustainment Command in Rock Island, Ill., also will receive an honorary Doctor of Public Administration degree. The ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the i Wireless Center, 1201 River Drive, Moline, Ill.

“We are very proud to honor and recognize Major General Robert Radin for his years of service to our country, as well as the lasting impact of his time spent here in our community,” said Sister Joan Lescinski, CSJ, president of St. Ambrose University. “I know as commencement speaker, his words of inspiration, challenge and vision will set the tone for our graduates as they move into careers and community service.”

Radin serves as the assistant deputy chief of staff of Army logistics at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Before joining the Army staff, he served for two years as Commanding General of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command in Rock Island, Ill. Among other assignments, Radin has served as deputy chief of staff for operations, U.S. Army materiel command; commanding general of the U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command; and commanding general for Army Materiel Command elements in southwest Asia. During his career, he has served overseas in Korea, Germany, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, and was part of Operations Urgent Fury, Desert Shield and Desert Storm. 

Radin graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and holds postgraduate degrees from the Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, and the National Defense University, Washington, D.C.


During his military career he has received the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit (with three Oak Leaf Clusters), and the Bronze Star Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), among others.

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