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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Mac McKnight to Talk Teaching in High Tech

Author of From Pigeons to Tweets to Address Microsoft Alumni

Retired U.S. Army Lt. General “Mac” McKnight, former Commandant of the Signal Corps will be addressing a gathering of business leaders, educators and technology experts at One World Trade Center in Portland, Oregon on Tuesday, Jan. 15th. Currently the Chairman of the Community Learning and Information Network, he will address the need for a coordinated educational platform for the National Guard’s Distributive Training Program (DTTP,) one of the Federal Government’s success stories in distance learning. General McKnight was also invited to discuss his forthcoming book From Pigeons to Tweets which will be published on that date.

Hosting the gathering is GQG a firm with deep expertise in many B2B and B2C categories, including technology, telecommunications and education, three of Gen. McKnight’s areas of expertise.

His book From Pigeons to Tweets tells his story from the time when he, as a young West Point lieutenant assigned to the Signal Corps on the Korean battlefield, found pigeons his communications backup and thought there were greater possibilities. His thinking took him up to the lofty rank of lieutenant general and the development of the first computer technology for warfare demonstrated in Desert Storm.

Following the Portland address he will go to Seattle’s Living Computer Museum on January 17th. He will be the principal speaker at a gathering of Microsoft alumni. Gen. McKnight was an important leader in the development of computer technology in the military which led to broad civilian usage in civilian education, an area he pursued upon retirement from the Army

His book From Pigeons to Tweets will be published January 15, 2003 by the History Publishing Company, Palisades, NY.

 Contact: Don Bracken,, 845-398-8161

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