Closing General Session

Thursday, October 8th • 10:30-11:15 AM EST

Dr. Nadja West

First African American Army Surgeon General, Former Commanding General of U.S. Army Medical Command 

Retired Lieutenant General Nadja West, the first African American Army surgeon general and former commanding general of the U.S. Army Medical Command, will give the final keynote address at NECA 2020 LIVE. A trailblazer in female leadership, West is also the first female African American three-star general in the Army’s history and the highest-ranking woman to ever graduate from West Point. West will share her story of grit, perseverance, strength and breaking boundaries, even when faced with adversity. She takes audiences on her journey and motivates them to overcome challenges with self-belief, bravery and balance. With more than 20 years of experience in executive leadership, crisis management and disaster response—including her instrumental role in crafting the DOD medical response to the Ebola crisis—West speaks expertly on leadership tactics to effectively lead teams through times of uncertainty and crisis.

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