Duquesne Political Scientist Attains Promotion to Major General

Dr. Lew Irwin

Dr. Lew Irwin, Duquesne University professor of political science, has been promoted to Major General in the U.S. Army Reserve and is among a rare number of academics to achieve this position ranked second from the top in the Reserve forces.

Less than 1 percent of the 5,000 to 8,000 new Army officers commissioned upon college graduation each year rise to Irwin’s previous rank, Brigadier General-a position seldom seen among those who also earn doctoral degrees and obtain professorships, according to the Army Reserve.

“As always, I am honored to be able to continue to serve our nation and our soldiers this way, and I’m truly grateful for the wonderful support that I’ve received from our colleagues here at Duquesne,” said Irwin, a McMurray resident.

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