County Executive Leadership Series Set For Feb. 1st

GOSHEN – Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus has announced that he will host the first installment of his Leadership Series at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 1st at the County’s Emergency Services Center, located at 22 Wells Farm Road in Goshen.

The event will bring together established and emerging leaders from diverse organizations in Orange County to promote leadership and professional development, as well as networking to advance and enhance our community. Maj. Gen. John F. Hussey (Ret.), who had a decorated 38-year military career, will serve as the keynote speaker at the forum which is open to the public.

“Maj. Gen. Hussey has a proven record of leadership and decorated service to this country,” Neuhaus said. “He is an engaging and powerful speaker and I know that guests will benefit from hearing his message and about his experiences. I look forward to having Maj. Gen Hussey speak at the forum and am honored to consider him a friend, mentor, and role model.”

Maj. Gen. Hussey, a former Cornwall resident, retired in August of 2022, relinquishing his duties as the commanding general of the 200th Military Police Command, located at Fort Meade, MD. The 200th Military Police Command is a division-level headquarters which commands 97 percent of the Army Reserve military police assets and soldiers. Maj. Gen. Hussey enlisted in the Marine Corps in June 1984 and transferred to the Army National Guard two years later. He completed the Officer Candidate School in 1988 and branched as a Military Police Officer.

In 1997, Maj. Gen. Hussey joined the Army Reserve, where he continued his career which culminated with his taking command of the 200th in 2019. Some of his most notable prior assignments include serving as Commander of the 306th Military Police Battalion at the Abu Ghraib prison Iraq in 2005, commander of the 3rd Brigade Civil Affairs/Psychological Operations, and the Deputy Commander of Joint Task Force Guantanamo.

Maj. Gen. Hussey has a PhD in Criminal Justice and has earned five Master’s Degrees, including one in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College. He has published several articles concerning detention operations and rule of law operations. Maj. Gen. Hussey retired from his civilian career after 34 years of service, culminating as a Chief Clerk in the Unified Court System of New York State. He and his wife, Janice, have three adult children, including two who serve in the U.S. military.

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