Author Gus Lee to speak at CSU about his mentor, General H. Norman Schwarzkopf

Few people get to rub elbows with and learn from one of the most famous generals in United States history, but Gus Lee has done just that. On Nov. 4, Lee will give presentations on his book “With Schwarzkopf: Life Lessons of the Bear” which details his nearly 50-year friendship with Schwarzkopf and the radical and practical life lessons that he learned from the general.

Throughout his own career, Lee has filled the roles of leadership authority, ethicist, corporate COO, whistleblower, paratrooper, boxer and chair of character development at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Lee’s connection to Colorado State University also dates back a number of years as he has served as an adjunct leadership lecturer and instructor on campus since 2011. He helped develop the Integrated Resource Management course Integrated Decision Making and Management Skills, and his book, “Courage: The Backbone of Leadership” is the primary text used in the online version of the course. Lee continues to present his materials in person annually to a combined group of students, CSU personnel and Fort Collins community members and leaders.

Both of Lee’s talks will take place in room 104 in Yates Hall on campus. The first session will run from 4:30-5:45 p.m. and is geared towards students, faculty, and staff as well as members of ROTC. The second session, which will run from 6:30-8 p.m., will be more focused towards the Fort Collins community at large.