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May 6, 2005

Speaker Announced for Spring Commencement

Lieutenant General and ULM alumnus Michael W. Wooley will be the speaker for ULM's Spring 2005 commencement ceremony. The commencement will be held on Saturday, May 21 at 2 p.m. in Fant-Ewing Coliseum.

The three-star general is Commander of Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) at Hurlburt Field, Florida. AFSOC provides Air Force Special Operations Forces and Combat Search and Rescue for worldwide deployment and assignment to unified combatant commanders. The command has approximately 20,000 personnel, including active-duty Airmen, civilian professionals and AFSOC-gained Reserve and Air National Guard members. AFSOC Airmen are among the world's busiest warriors, with hundreds deployed at all times around the world.

General Wooley received his commission from Officer Training School and is a distinguished graduate of undergraduate pilot training at Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma. He has commanded the 17th Military Airlift Squadron; the 375th and 86th airlift wings and was Vice Commander of the Air Force Special Operations Command. At U.S. Forces Korea, the general was responsible for formulating strategy and policy for matters pertaining to the Republic of Korea and Northeast Asia. Prior to assuming his current position, he was Commander, 3rd Air Force, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England.

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