Veterans Day 2021

A CELEBRATION OF VETERANS DAY

WITH BRIGADIER GENERAL JOSEPH BIEHLER

SPEAKING ON "THE ROLE OF THE MILITARY IN SUPPORTING STATE CRISES"

The military has been a very visible component of the government's response to natural disasters and the current pandemic crisis.  The General will share his insight into the military's role in supporting these events.

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2021

IN-PERSON AND LIVESTREAM

11:00 AM, ANABEL TAYLOR HALL, AUDITORIUM 230

 

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Watch Livestream 11:00 AM, November 11, 2021

 

Program:

9:15 am: Cornell Chimes Concert

9:30 am: Guided Walking Tour of Cornell Veteran's Memorials (start at War Memorial)

11:00 am: Introduction by Debra Howell, Chairperson of the Cornell Veterans Colleague Network (VCNG)

11:11 am: Cornell Chimes plays 21 rings with silence for the Tomb of the Unkown Soldier (approx. 2 minutes)

11:15 am: B.G. Biehler, "The Role of the Military in Supporting State Crisis" (30 minutes)

 

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About Brigadier General Joseph Biehler

Brigadier General Joseph Biehler currently serves as the Commanding General, 53rd Troop Command. Previously, he served as is the deputy commander for operations for the 42nd Infantry Division.

Biehler was commissioned as an infantry officer in May 1987 and has held positions as a rifle platoon leader, mortar platoon leader, support platoon leader, company commander, battalion supply, operations and executive officer, division liaison officer, and battalion commander before leading the 27th Brigade.

Prior to his command of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, he was commander of the 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry. He was the battalion's operations officer during its deployment to Iraq in 2004 and commanded the battalion during its deployment to Afghanistan in 2012 as Task Force Iron.

Biehler is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Combined Arms Staff Service School, Intermediate Level Education, Infantry Pre-Command Course, Army War College, Airborne School, Air Assault School, and Ranger School.

Biehler was born in Rochester, New York and graduated from McQuaid Jesuit High School in 1983. He has earned Bachelor's of Science degrees in both Accounting and Management from St. John Fisher College in 1987.

Biehler's awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal National Defense Service Medal, Army Achievement Medal, and Global War on Terrorism, Basic Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Ranger Tab, and the Combat Infantryman Badge.

He and his wife Sonya live in Webster, N.Y. with their twin sons Thomas and Andrew.

Biehler is Finance Senior Manager for Rochester's Harris Corporation.