Thursday, July 26, 2012

"Joker One" Author Campbell Returning to Wake Forest

Donovan Campbell
Donovan Campbell, a Marine and the author of the New York Times bestseller "Joker One," will return to Wake Forest University to speak at orientation on Aug. 23.

Campbell also spoke at orientation in 2009, as chronicled by a blog you can access here.

He has quite the story. After leaving active service in 2005, Campbell attended Harvard Business School, where he graduated with high distinction and was named a Baker Scholar for performing in the top 5% of his class. During his second year of the masters program, he was recalled to active service, and in 2008 he deployed to Afghanistan as a Captain supporting Special Operations Command, Central.

Campbell was awarded a Defense Meritorious Service Medal for exceptional service overseas. In May  2009, Random House published "Joker One," a memoir about his combat infantry leadership experiences. Random House is set to publish his second book, which centers on character-based servant-leadership, in March 2013.

If you can't wait until next month, you can visit here to see his remarks from 2009's orientation.

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