Becton: Autobiography of A Soldier and A Public Servant
By Lt. Gen. Julius W. Becton, Jr., U.S. Army (Ret.)
Published By Naval Institute Press, 2008
This autobiography, published in cooperation with the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), highlights Lt. Gen. Becton's remarkable career and reveals the influences that contributed to his success. Becton's autobiography reflects on his youth in the suburban Philadelphia area, his parental and family influences, and his almost forty years of service in the U.S. Army and in subsequent civilian appointments. His devotion to leadership, education, service, race, and his spiritual upbringing are all central themes in the book.
In 2007 he was selected to receive the George Catlett Marshall Medal, the highest award presented by the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) for being a "soldier, combat commander, administrator, educator, public servant, government leader, and role model."
Lt. Gen. Julius W. Becton Jr., U.S. Army (Ret.), a resident of Springfield, VA. He wrote the foreword for 761st Black Panther Tank Battalion in World War II and The Exclusion of Black Soldiers from the Medal of Honor in World War II.
""Julius Becton served from Army private to 3-star general in three wars and 40 years; afterward he headed FEMA, and later was a university president. His service was exceptional; his life remarkable; his story fascinating and inspirational. Becton is a real American hero.""
Joseph L. Galloway, syndicated columnist and co-author of Triumph Without Victory: The History of the Persian Gulf War and We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young
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