Nolde Lecture Series

The goal of the Colonel William B. Nolde Lecture Series is to promote the importance of leadership both in the Military and in American society as a whole. The series is named in honor of COL William B. Nolde, former CMU Military Science Professor who was the last official casualty of the Vietnam War.

No Greater Love

Thursday, January 25, 2024
1:30-4:30 p.m.
Celebration Cinema
4935 East Pickard Road
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences in conjunction with Central Michigan University Army ROTC are hosting our annual Nolde Lecture with a viewing of the award-winning documentary NO GREATER LOVE, directed by Chaplain Justin Roberts in combat missions, depicting the combat deployment of the legendary "No Slack" Battalion, 101st Division, followed by a panel discussion with keynote speaker Justin "Chappy" Roberts and panelists MAJ Kevin Mott, MSG Daniel Byerly, LTC Edward Bankston, and Mr. Randy Wright.

For more information, call the Department of Military Science and Leadership at 989-774-3049.

Past speakers

CPT Byron Nolde
“Organizational Leadership – You are the Culture” (View recording)
Thursday, December 8, 2022

COL Brent A. Clemmer
“Vignettes from the past, stories from a Company Grade Officer with lessons for today – with additional thoughts on CST success from a former Commandant”
Wednesday, November 10, 2021

COL Warren Sponsler
"Leadership and Opportunity in a Modernizing Army”
Thursday, October 29, 2020

Brigadier General Brian S. Eifler
Thursday, November 14, 2019

LTC (Ret) Steve Kenyon
"Our Great American Army -- complemented in three components: Active, Guard and Reserve" 
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

LTC (RET) Thomas G. Louzon
"Desert Shield & Storm from an Armor Company Commander's Point of View"
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

COL (Ret) Nelson E. Modrall
"One Army Officer's 24-year Career Path: From CMU Army ROTC Cadet to Colonel, USA"
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

BG (Ret) Michael C.H. McDaniel
"Chivalry and the Modern Warfighter"
November 4, 2015

Mr. Terence Moore
"The Value of ROTC in  the Civilian World"
January 21, 2015

COL (R) John M. Hinck
‚Äč"Being Smart is Your Best Weapon"
January 29, 2014

CPT (Ret) William R. Talcott
"You Will Receive More Than A Commission"
September 4, 2013

Ret. Brigadier General John E. Leatherman
"Effective Leadership"
March 13, 2012