University of Pittsburgh
November 11, 2001

Henry S. Scharpenberg, Who Was Chief of Staff for the Recently Disbanded U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century, to Deliver Free Lecture Nov. 19 at Pitt on National Preparedness and Security in the Wake of the Sept. 11 Terrorist Attacks

Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH—Henry S. Scharpenberg, who was for the past three years chief of staff for the recently disbanded United States Commission on National Security/21st Century (USCNS), will deliver a free lecture at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 19 on national preparedness and security in our post-Sept. 11 world. Cosponsored by the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, Scharpenberg's lecture will take place in the Seventh-Floor Auditorium of Pitt's Masonic Temple,

4227 Fifth Ave., Oakland.

The USCNS recently provided the most comprehensive review of American security since 1947, and more than 70 percent of its recommendations are being implemented by Congress and the Bush Administration; Scharpenberg will place those recommendations within the context of the War on Terrorism.

For additional information on the lecture, call Pitt's Office of Federal Government Relations at 412/624-6011.

Henry S. Scharpenberg earned the Bachelor of Science degree at the United States Military Academy at West Point, the Master of Theater Operations degree at Fort Leavenworth, and the Master of Program Management degree at George Washington University; he also graduated from the Airborne School, the Ranger School, and the U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies.

Entering active duty as a second lieutenant, he served 23 years as a commissioned officer, including 13 years in Germany, where he commanded a tank battalion and later served as Contingency Plans Branch Chief with the U.S. European Command in Stuttgart. He developed and coordinated the military plan that was used to implement the Dayton Peace Accord in Bosnia-Herzegovina.