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Dynamic Leadership: Three Generals and the 1st Infantry Division

Visitors Center Theater
Monday August 19, 7 pm
Free with paid parking

Learn about the distinctive leadership styles of the three 1st Infantry Division generals who commanded during pivotal moments in history on D-Day: Maj. Gen. Terry de la Mesa Allen, Lt. Gen. Clarence Huebner, and Maj. Gen. Clift Andrus. From the initial major attack to the largest assault and the final push, each general exemplified a unique style, demonstrating that effective leadership does not require imitation. While their strategies varied, all three achieved success, underscoring the importance of teamwork in military endeavors. Despite their differences, these generals shared a common thread — the unwavering love and respect of their soldiers.

About the Speaker

Jessica Waszak serves as Curator at the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park, Wheaton, IL. Jessica earned her Master of Arts in History from Roosevelt University. After transitioning into the museum field from practicing emergency paramedicine full-time, Jessica began as a volunteer in 2012. As an avid culture seeker and museum-goer, Jessica’s favorite interactive exhibit experience was “Forced From Home” by Doctors Without Borders, which examined the refugee crisis.

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