Kaskaskia College to Host Veterans Day Remembrance Celebration on November 10

October 19, 2021


After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kaskaskia College is pleased to announce that it will once again host its Enduring Freedom Veterans Day Remembrance Celebration on Wednesday, November 10, on the college’s main campus. Kaskaskia College is proud to honor the service of those men and women who have given their time and energy to the benefit of our country.

The morning will feature a free biscuit and gravy breakfast in the college’s student center from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. for veterans and their guests.

A special program will be held in the Jane Knight Auditorium starting at 9:45 a.m. for students and the public. This year’s guest speaker will be Colonel Brian M. Alexander, Special Agent with the Office of Special Investigations (OSI) and Commander of OSI Third Field Investigations Region at Scott Air Force Base.

Col. Alexander was commissioned into the Air Force in 1999 after graduating from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science, Law & Society. He entered the Air Force in 2000 as a security forces officer leading law enforcement and nuclear security missions. In 2003, Col. Alexander became an OSI special agent. He has varying OSI experience in garrison, deployed, and in war. He also served on the Air Staff at the Pentagon, in the U.S. Embassy-Beijing Defense Attaché Office, and at Headquarters, U.S. Strategic Command.

Before his current assignment, he was the Vice Commander of the OSI Second Field Investigations Region, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. There, he was responsible for leading specialized counterintelligence activities, criminal investigative support, and force protection to Air Combat Command units and locations throughout the United States, as well as support to U.S. Central Command, U.S. Southern Command, U.S. Strategic Command, and other combatant commands and joint locations throughout the Middle East, South Central Asia and Latin America.

The morning will also feature the presentation of colors and a performance of military service songs by the KC Blues, under the direction of Lynda Marshall, Assistant Professor of Choral Music.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, please call Travis Henson, KC Director of Marketing at 618-545-3177, or email thenson@kaskaskia.edu.

Pictured is Colonel Brian M. Alexander, Special Agent with the Office of Special Investigations (OSI) and Commander of the Third Field Investigations Region at Scott Air Force Base who will be the guest speaker for the Kaskaskia College Veterans Day Remembrance Celebration on Wednesday, November 10.

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