Mt. Lebanon High School hosts global issues seminar

Harry Funk, The Almanac

U.S. military personnel often visit schools as recruiters.

The lieutenant colonels, however, visited Mt. Lebanon High School on Feb. 3 as educators.

“These are Army officers who aren’t ‘rah-rah, go Army!’” social studies teacher George Savarese explained. “These are intelligence officers. A lot of them were in Afghanistan and Iraq, and a lot of them were in strategic officer training schools, basically learning the military strategy: what to do in Afghanistan, what to do in Iraq, what to do against ISIS.”

Thomas Asbery, Richard Ball, Michael Mierau and Matthew Strub were in Mt. Lebanon to lead a global issues seminar, presented by the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, a nonprofit organization that has promoted a deeper understanding of what occurs internationally since 1931. All four career officers attend the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle.

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