Salute to Service 2021

Arizona State University's Salute to Service Week honors the men and women who serve in our country’s military and those individuals giving back to others in their own communities.

As part of its program, ASU's Office of University Affairs hosted a panel discussion on November 5, 2021, with distinguished Arizona Military Leaders at Memorial Union on Tempe Campus. Titled “Great Power Competition: Russia and China”, the all-star panel spoke to a group of about 100 people on countering national security threats, the future of the U.S. Military, and more.

Read more about it on ASU Now and watch the recordings below:

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Panel 1: Information Warfare and America's Persistent Security Challenges

Moderator: Dr. Patrick Kenney, Dean, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Foundation Professor, School of Politics and Global Studies 


  • Maj Gen Kerry Muehlenbeck, Arizona Adjutant General 
  • Brig Gen Gregory Kreuder, Commanding General, Luke AFB
  • COL Jarrod Moreland, Commander, Headquarters U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Huachuca
  • Col Charles Dudik, Commander, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma
  • Col Lea Calderwood, Commander, 355th Medical Group, Davis-Monthan AFB

Panel 2: Why We Serve

Moderator: Dr. Cynthia Lietz, Interim Dean, Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions and President’s Professor, School of Social Work 

  • CSM Fidel Zamora, State Command Sergeant Major, Arizona Army National Guard
  • CMSgt Daniel Weimer, Command Chief, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke AFB
  • CSM James Prasse, Command Sergeant Major, Headquarters U.S. Army Garrison, Ft. Huachuca
  • SgtMaj Jason Davey, Sergeant Major, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma
  • CMSgt Jorge Gonzalez, Senior Enlisted Manager, 612th Air Operations Center, 12th Air Force, Davis-Monthan, AFB