Cutchins Leadership Lecture Series: Medal of Honor recipient Britt Slabinski
In honor of Veteran's Day, Medal of Honor Recipient Master Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Britt Slabinski, U.S. Navy (retired), will address the Corps of Cadets.
The event is open to the public. Seating is available behind the cadets, who have assigned seating in the front of the auditorium.
Slabinski earned the rank of Eagle Scout at age 14 and upon graduation from high school in 1988 enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He has various military and civilian qualifications, including Naval Special Warfare Scout Sniper, Military Free Fall Parachute Jump Master, and has an Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic National Certification.
He received the Medal of Honor during a White House ceremony May 24, 2018, for his actions during combat operations on March 4, 2002, while deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
The Cutchins Leadership Lecture Series is part of the cadet Corps Lab curriculum, housed in the Pamplin College of Business.
The lecture series is named for the late Clifford A. Cutchins III, a former bank chairman and Virginia Tech Board of Visitors rector. A member of the Class of 1944, Cutchins received his degree in accounting as a member of the Corps of Cadets.