ASIS International, an association for security management professionals, has announced that General John F. Kelly, U.S. Marine Corps (RET), will present a keynote address on Military & Law Enforcement Appreciation Day at the 2019 Global Security Exchange (GSX). The presentation, titled Geopolitics and Security, will take place on Wednesday, September 11, from 8:30-10 a.m. and will be open to All-Access Pass holders.
“Each year, our primary objective is to offer attendees a substantial range of opportunities for enrichment and education at the GSX show,” said John A. Petruzzi Jr., 2019 treasurer, ASIS International. “To that end, we always strive to feature keynote presenters with the most fascinating and relevant stories to tell about their careers and experiences. We are thrilled to have General Kelly on board to share the story of the unique place he holds in our country’s military and political history on Military & Law Enforcement Appreciation Day at GSX 2019.”
As a four star general, as well as former U.S. secretary of homeland security and White House chief of staff, Kelly has provided leadership in protecting the United States throughout his distinguished career. After enlisting in the Marine Corps in 1970, he rose through the ranks to serve in a number of command, staff and school assignments.
During his command of SOUTHCOM, he worked closely with professionals in U.S. law enforcement, particularly the FBI and DEA, and the Department of Homeland Security, dealing with threats against the U.S. homeland. He went on to become the secretary of homeland security before serving his country again as White House chief of staff until January 2019.
In his keynote, Kelly will provide his distinct perspective and insights about the complex political landscape within the United States and around the world, as well as his thoughts on the roles the U.S. takes — and should take — in both.
Kelly’s keynote address kicks off Military & Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, which honors the individuals who make our communities and world a safer place. As a thank you for their service, all law enforcement, military and first responders receive free admission to GSX 2019 on Wednesday, September 11, which includes access to Kelly’s keynote, conference sessions and the exhibits and education on the expo floor. Qualified personnel can use promo code “THANKS” when registering and must present official ID onsite for verification.
For more information about GSX 2019, please visit www.GSX.org.