Georgia College to Host Supreme Allied Commander

Georgia College to Host Supreme Allied Commander

Philip M. Breedlove, Air Force General, to visit Georgia College

On Tuesday, January 24th, at 5 p.m, Georgia College Leadership Programs will host Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, 17th Supreme Allied Commander Europe. The event will mark the first in the Usery Forum on Leadership series for 2023.

Breedlove is retired General of the United States Air Force. Highly decorated, he reached the pinnacle of the United States Military as one of six geographic Combatant Commanders and Supreme Allied Commander of NATO. During 39 years of service, he held a variety of demanding command and staff positions: Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), Commander of U.S. European Command; Commander, U.S. Air Forces Europe and Air Forces Africa; Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force; and Assistant Chief of Staff for Air Operations, Plans and Requirements. 

As Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Breedlove commanded the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Allied Command Operations and was head of Allied Command Operations’ headquarters, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe.

“I am delighted and honored to welcome Gen. Breedlove to Georgia College,” says Dr. Harold Mock, director of leadership programs. “As Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Gen. Breedlove had one of the most difficult jobs in the world. There’s no one more qualified to help our students and our community understand the challenges of the twenty-first century than Gen. Breedlove.”

The forum will be hosted by Georgia College Leadership Programs. 

The event is free and open to the public and will be held in the Magnolia Ballroom in Milledgeville. To learn more, visit

The Usery Forum on Leadership honors the legacy of U.S. Secretary of Labor W. J. Usery, Jr., exploring leadership that brings people together in service to the public good. The series is supported by a generous gift from Mr. and Mrs. Melvin and Eleyce Usery.


About Georgia College Leadership Programs

Georgia College’s Office of Leadership Programs provides teaching, research, and public service related to leadership, citizenship, democracy, and public affairs. With the support of a distinguished faculty and practitioners, we educate the next generation of Georgia’s leaders for the public good. Our programs bring together scholars and students, as well as business leaders, non-profit executives, journalists, and public officials, and offer a trusted forum on citizen-leadership and pressing issues of the day.

For more information, visit or contact or (478) 445-1227.  

Updated: 2023-01-10
Harold Mock
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Leadership Programs