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Interview Of William F. Burns, Major General Usa, William F. Burns, Brian Carlson Mar 2011

Interview Of William F. Burns, Major General Usa, William F. Burns, Brian Carlson

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General Burns was enrolled in La Salle University's Army ROTC program. Burns was the first distinguished ROTC graduate in school history. He commissioned as a Field Artillery officer in 1954. From there, General Burns began his military career, which include, posts at: Fort Bragg, Fort Sill, United States Army War College, Princeton University and Germany. He retired in 1988 as a Major General in the United States Army. President Reagan nominated Gen Burns as the Director for Arms Control Agency in 1988. During this time he spent countless hours negotiating arms control with the Soviets for example, in Geneva ...


Interview Of William F. Burns, Major General Usa (Retired), William F. Burns, Anthony Delcollo Mar 2008

Interview Of William F. Burns, Major General Usa (Retired), William F. Burns, Anthony Delcollo

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Major General William F. Burns (b. 1932 in Scranton PA) grew up in a number of places during the time of the great depression and spent much of his childhood living in the greater Philadelphia area. General Burns attended middle school, high school, and college in Philadelphia. He attended La Salle College High School and La Salle College (now La Salle University), graduating from La Salle in 1954. He was part of the ROTC during college and joined the Army after graduation around the time that he married his wife to whom he is still married. General Burns went on ...