For The News Courier
Maj. Gen. Lynn Collyar, a Huntsville native, will be keynote speaker at Athens State University’s summer commencement Saturday, Aug. 12.
The ceremony is scheduled for 9 a.m. in front of Founders Hall. Approximately 200 students are expected to graduate.
Collyar became commanding general of U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Command in 2012 following his assignment as director of logistics operations for the Defense Logistics Agency. Before that, he served as the 35th chief of ordnance at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland and Fort Lee, Va.
Collyar’s personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Army Meritorious Service Medal with silver oak leaf cluster, and the Army Parachutist Badge.
He was commissioned in the Ordnance Corps upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1979. His military schools include, Ordnance Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Command and General Staff College, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He also holds a master's degree in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University in Washington, D.C.