CONWAY, Ark. (March 8, 2018)
– Hendrix College President William M. Tsutsui has been selected to participate
in the 2018 Joint Civilian Orientation
Conference (JCOC) hosted by the Secretary of Defense. The JCOC program is
the oldest and most prestigious public liaison program in the Department of
From June 10-16, Tsutsui and
other members of this select group of civilian leaders will spend several
intense days at military installations, engaging with senior military officials
and U.S. Service members. In addition to participating in tactical training
exercises, the group will gain a better understanding of the roles and mission
of the U.S. Armed Forces; their skills and capabilities; and the equipment
employed in defense of our nation.
The JCOC program is directly
linked to the Department of Defense’s new initiative, This Is Your Military. The goal of this initiative is to educate
and accurately inform the American public on the military’s relevance,
innovativeness, and the ways it is a force for good. It also seeks to introduce
the American public to those who currently serve, and to dispel common
misperceptions about the military.
“I’m honored to have been
selected to participate in the JCOC program,” Tsutsui said. “I look forward to
getting to know our military and seeing just some of the incredible work done
by our Armed Forces day in and day out.”
The objective of the JCOC
public liaison program is to help bridge the growing military-civilian divide
and informing participants about the strength and readiness of the U.S. Armed
Forces through personal observation of Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and
Coast Guard operations.
a better understanding of the rewards of military service.
the American public opportunities to obtain a better understanding of national
defense policies and programs through the eyes of opinion leaders who have
spent time with their military.
A private liberal arts
college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns recognition as
one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That
Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and
rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous
college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been
affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit www.hendrix.edu.