The Salt Lake Committee on Foreign Relations (SLCFR) is pleased to welcome General Lawrence Nicholson as the guest speaker at this event.
Lawrence D. Nicholson is a retired United States Marine Corps Lieutenant General. He attended Augusta Military Academy in Ft. Defiance, VA. He was commissioned via the Naval ROTC program at The Citadel in 1979, where he earned a bachelor's degree in English. His initial assignment was as a Platoon Leader with 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines under the 1st Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, California. He has extensive experience in Iraq having led Regimental Combat Team 1 during Operation Phantom Fury, where he was wounded in action; and he served as a staff officer with the 1st Marine Division in Ramadi and commanded the 5th Marine Regiment in Fallujah. In Afghanistan, he commanded Task Force Leatherneck and the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade in Helmand Province along with serving as Deputy Commander for Operations of the International Security Assistance Force. Prior to assuming command of 1st MARDIV, he was Senior Military Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense. He was the Commanding General III Marine Expeditionary Force in Okinawa, Japan from 2015 to 2018.
The evening's events include a social at 6:00 p.m. followed by a dinner at 7:00 p.m. and General Nicholson's presentation at 8:00 p.m.
If you are interested in attending this event, please RSVP by contacting Lynda Sayge by phone at (801) 556–6173 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org by 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 22 February 2024.