Spotlight: Lieutenant Colonel George Forest
January 20, 2011
George Forest graduated from Culver-Stockton College in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science in business and economics. He went on to earn a Master’s Degree from Central Michigan University. He also received the equivalent to a Master’s Degree from Air War College and Air Command and Staff College and Squadron Officers School; and he took courses at the graduate level from University of Oklahoma, University of Southern California, University of Dayton, U.S. Department of Agriculture College, Air Force Institute of Technology and Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management. He and his wife, Gail, now live in Dayton, Ohio. George serves as the senior project manager for Serco-North America in Fairborn, Ohio. Through his work, George has been assigned to the American Ambassador’s country team staff in Singapore. He says he enjoys the many opportunities his work provides, “it allows me to interact with people, provide for the security of our nation and to influence and develop young people.” George has received several accommodations for his work, including: Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasure Division “Contractor of the Year 2009,” Air Force Materiel Command Inspector General, Inspector of Year Award and Air Force Association International Logistician of Year Award. He hopes to continue growing and learning in his career and aspires to eventually become a company director.
George has many fond memories from his time at Culver-Stockton College, and he continues to tell people that C-SC is a great place to live and grow. “Culver Stockton taught me how to be a world citizen and function in every environment. I was taught not to prejudge people, but to treat everyone as if they had something to contribute.”