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Visiting Lecturer Lends Battlefield Perspective to Class Discussions


Lt. Col. Brian Coppersmith visits classroom Lt. Col. Brian Coppersmith was guest lecturer Thursday and Friday in several history classes. Coppersmith recently completed the last of several combat tours to Iraq, the last one to Baghdad, where he served as commander, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry, 101st Airborne Division, during an 18-month deployment. In associate professor of history William J. Astore’s World Civilization and History of Science and Technology classes, Coppersmith discussed his experiences and perspective on a number of issues that students have explored this semester, including the role of the U.S. military in addressing aspects of culture in warfare and the role of technology in modern war. The lieutenant colonel is brother of Clifford P. Coppersmith, dean of integrated studies. Since July 1, Lt. Col. Coppersmith has been assigned as the senior active-duty Army adviser to the adjutant general of Maryland.

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