Major General Peter J. Talleri to Speak at Flags for the Fallen Program on November 12

| November 10, 2019

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – Major General Peter J. Talleri, USMC (Ret) will be the keynote speaker for the Flags for the Fallen program on Tuesday, November 12.

The program, which is sponsored by the Venango Campus Veterans Club, will be held at Clarion University’s Venango Campus located at 1801 W. 1st Street, Oil City, in Rhoades Center Auditorium on November 12, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

A reception will follow the program’s conclusion at the Rhoades Café.

Flags for the Fallen is an event dedicated to those Commonwealth’s soldiers, sailors, Marines, and Airmen that sacrificed their lives during Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

296 flags are placed in front of Suhr Library as a memorial to each one of our Commonwealth’s heroes, who served during these most recent wars in the Middle East. Flags dotting this campus represent those from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania who fought and died in all wars. They are memorials to those who gave their all.

The “Walk of Remembrance” is the flag lined sidewalk between Frame and Montgomery Hall. Think of a loved one, comrade, or special person as you view this simple but somber reminder of service to our country.

Major General J. Talleri served over 30 years in the United States Marine Corps. At retirement, he was the U. S. Marine Corps senior logistics professional in the Pacific and a recipient of the prestigious National Safety Council’s “CEOs Who Get It” award.

Major General Talleri has commanded at all levels and has also been assigned to senior staff positions at U. S. Central Command and the Marine Corps Forces Central Command, located at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. While at CENTCOM, he was responsible for the information technology logistical planning efforts during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. This included providing the strategic and operational plans to ensure that total asset visibility was accomplished during the war. Operation Iraqi Freedom was the first time “Active RFID” was used on a strategic scale.

Since retiring from the Marine Corps, Major General Talleri has served in several private sector positions. He is currently owner of Peter J. Talleri & Associates; a strategic advisor at Stellar Solutions; and a executive consultant for AT&T, CACI, Oracle, and Raytheon. Major General Talleri also served as Vice President at World IT Solutions and Tec-Masters; led the International Division at Anglicotech; a Strategic Advisor at BlackBerry; and a former Board Member at Soldiers to Civilians. He currently serves as a Director on the Clarion University Foundation Board.

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