UAPB, Pine Bluff Arsenal to collaborate for Black History Program

January 30, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

UAPB alumnus and Major General Aundre F. Piggee to serve as speaker

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) has collaborated with the Pine Bluff Arsenal to present a Black History program Thursday, February 13 at 11:00 a.m. The free, public event will be held in the J.M. Ross theatre of the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts building.

A Native of Stamps, Arkansas, Major General Aundre F. Piggee currently serves as the Director of Logistics & Engineering, J4, United States Central Command (USCENTCOM) where he is responsible for planning, synchronizing, and controlling the efforts of the Joint Logistics and Engineering Enterprise in support of USCENTCOM missions throughout Southwest Asia (SWA), Central Asian States and the entire USCENTCOM Area of Responsibility.

He was commissioned into the United States Army in 1981 from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff where he graduated as a Distinguished Military Graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. He has a Master of Science Degree in Material Acquisition Management from the Florida Institute of Technology and a Master’s Degree in Military Strategy from the Army War College.

His military education includes the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course, the Ordnance Officer Advance Course, Combined Arms Staff Services School, the Logistics Executive Development Course, the Command and General Staff College and the Army War College.

His most significant assignments include: Commanding General, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Kaiserslautern, Germany; Assistant Chief of Staff, J4 and Combined Forces Command, C4, United States Forces Korea, Seoul, South Korea; and Executive Officer to the Vice Chief of Staff, Army, the Pentagon.

Major General Piggee’s awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (2 OLC), the Bronze Star, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (3 OLC). He wears the Department of Defense and Army Staff Identification Badges.

Major General Piggee is married to the former Kassi Marie Gideon of Killeen, Texas. They have one daughter, Alexis.

For more information about the event, please call (870)575-8470.

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