Julius W. Becton Jr.

Julius W. Becton Jr. Lieutenant General, U.S. Army (Ret.) most recently held positions as chief operating officer of American Coastal Industries and president of Prairie View A & M University, his alma mater; and CEO and Superintendent, District of Columbia Public Schools. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps Enlisted Reserves in 1943, at the age of 17. Commissioned a second lieutenant of infantry in 1945, he went on to serve with distinction in combat during the Korean War, then continued an Army career. In the early to mid-1960s, he completed undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a Master of Arts in Economics, at the University of Maryland. After military retirement in 1983, Becton joined the Reagan Administration as director of the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, Agency for International Development. From 1985 to 1989, he led the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). General Becton's most recent book is the Naval Institute Press' BECTON: Autobiography of a Soldier and Public Servant.

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