Retired United States Marine Corps Gen. Randolph “Tex” Alles, current director of the U.S. Secret Service, will speak during the Chapel service at 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 17, in Pike Auditorium at Southwest Baptist University. 

His invitation to speak is in observance of Constitution Day, which became a national observance in 2004. The U.S. Constitution was signed on Sept. 17, 1787. 

“We’re honored to host General Alles as our Constitution Day speaker,” said Dr. Coyle Neal, associate professor of political science. “His service to the church and to the country should be a model for all of us.” 

Gen. Alles served in the Marine Corps for 35 years, retiring in 2011 as a Major General. He was appointed as director of the U.S. Secret Service by President Donald Trump in April, 2017. Gen. Alles previously served as acting Deputy Commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency. 

For more information about Gen. Alles’ visit to SBU, call (417) 328-1722.

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