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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — John J. Sheridan, senior associate vice president for development at the University of Tennessee, recently participated in a weeklong National Security Seminar at the U.S. Army War College.

Sheridan said he was one of approximately 155 business, government, media and academic leaders who attended the seminar June 1-5 in Carlisle Barracks, Penn.

 The seminar concluded the 10-month curriculum for the Army War College Class of 1998. The class included 247 officers from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, 38 foreign officers, and 19 senior civilian employees of the federal government.

 The primary purpose of the seminar was to give the graduating officers the opportunity to hear civilian views on national defense issues, Sheridan said. Seminar speakers included retired General Barry R. McCaffrey, director of the White House Office of National Drug Policy, and George F. Will, syndicated newspaper columnist for the Washington Post.

Sheridan said he was nominated to attend the seminar by a friend who attended the college.

 Contact: John Sheridan (423-974-2115)