PITTSBURG - Brigadier General (Retired) Donald C. Bolduc will hold for a special speaking engagement in Pittsburg this weekend. BG/R Bolduc will talk about a range of topics: U.S security challenges, leadership best practices, his experience with Post-Traumatic Stress, etc. This event will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at the Dotty and Bill Miller Theater at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts.

BG/R Bolduc recently retired from Army active duty status as the Commanding General of U.S. Special Operations Command - Africa, and this event is being hosted by the Pitt State ROTC and VetLinks.org, a nonprofit that connects veterans, families, and caregivers to Post Traumatic Stress and traumatic brain injury alternative treatment programs and resources.

After 32 years of active duty service to his country in which he received two awards for valor, five Bronze Star Medals, two Purple Hearts, led ten deployments, and survived both a bomb blast, numerous firefights, and a helicopter crash, General Bolduc is hanging up his fatigues to take on perhaps his most important and challenging mission: Advocating for the treatment and shedding the stigma of PTSD and mental health problems, both from within the US military as well as the general public.

Learn more about General Bolduc and the mission at VetLinks.org.