Nolde speakers Kulhavi and Mooreto detail military, business leadership

Retired Brigadier General John G. Kulhavi and MidMichigan Health President CEO Terence F. Moore will speak Tuesday at the Col. William B. Nolde Lecture series.

The CMU graduates will give a speech titled, “Leadership in the Military and Business World,” that will take place at 4 p.m. in the Bovee University Center Auditorium.

The Nolde Lecture Series — hosted by CMU’s military science department — aims to promote an understanding of the U. S. Armed Forces role in the life and history of the United States. The event seeks to recognize the tie between military science and the broader disciplines within the university.

“The Nolde Lecture Series, which focuses on leadership development, is one way our program gives back to the university,” said Lt. Col. David Manville, ROTC chairman and military science professor. “It is a forum in which the faculty and student body can improve their leadership potential.”

Kulhavi graduated from CMU in 1965 and retired from active duty in the U.S. Army in 1969. He received the distinguished Purple Heart medal during his duty.

Kulhavi also serves as a senior vice president for Merrill Lynch and is on CMU’s Board of Trustees.

Moore was a lieutenant and paratrooper in the U. S. Army from 1966 to 1968 and has published 55 articles and has co-authored, co-edited or authored eight books. In 2002, he was elected into the Junior Achievement of Central Michigan Hall of Fame.

Manville said he believes this year’s speakers lead by example and should be recognized for their achievements.

“Our speakers this spring are great leaders of national prominence, who contributed significantly to the success of CMU,” Manville said. “They both attribute their success in life to the imbuement of values, development of character, and learned leadership skills that they obtained through participating in CMU's Army ROTC Program, and serving as officers in the U.S. Army.”

The speech honors Nolde, the last official casualty of the Vietnam War. He was a former assistant professor of military science at CMU and was inducted into the CMU ROTC Hall of Fame as a charter member in 1997.