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Nucor Adds Distinguished Army General to Board

Written by Sandy Williams

U.S. Army General Lloyd J. Austin III has been elected to the Nucor board of directors, effective Sept. 18.

General Austin, 64, retired as a four-star general in 2016 after nearly 41 years with the U.S. Army. From March 2013 through March 2016, he served as the commander of U.S. Central Command responsible for military strategy and joint operations throughout the 20-country Central Region that includes Iraq, Syria, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Prior to that he served as the 33rd Vice Chief of Staff of the Army from January 2012 to March 2013 and as the Combined Forces Commander in Iraq from September 2010 through the completion of Operation New Dawn in December 2011.

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General Austin graduated in 1975 from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a bachelor of science degree. General Austin also holds a master’s degree in counselor education from Auburn University and a master’s degree in business management from Webster University. He was awarded the Silver Star, five Defense Distinguished Service Medals, the Legion of Merit and the Distinguished Graduate Award from the United States Military Academy at West Point, among other honors.

“We are honored to have General Austin join the Nucor board. He brings a unique and valuable perspective from his years of proven leadership and management during his distinguished military career,” said John Ferriola, Nucor’s Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President. “He will be a strong addition to our board of directors and the Nucor team.”

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