Brigadier General Curtis Buzzard '88 Shares His Story With Student Body
On Friday, October 11, the Malvern community welcomed Brigadier General Curtis Buzzard, a 1988 graduate of Malvern Prep, to campus. BG Buzzard is the 78th Commandant of Cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. BG Buzzard has been deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan and has received numerous awards and decorations for his military service.
BG Buzzard addressed the entire student body in the Our Mother of Good Counsel Chapel about his experience at Malvern Prep and the values he learned while attending the school.
BG Buzzard shared his story, how he got to West Point and how Malvern Prep prepared him for the role in which he is now serving the United States of America. In speaking about his experience, BG Buzzard noted that “there are things I can trace back to Malvern with faith, personal resiliency, confidence, optimism” that have served him in his military roles.
“Everyday you’re going to face difficult decisions - the harder ‘right’ or the easier ‘wrong’- you have got to make the right choice. Throughout my career, I have been in many difficult situations and I can trace a lot of my own moral compass to back here at Malvern.”
Malvern Preparatory School is an Augustinian School, Catholic and Independent for boys in grades 6 through 12, located in the Greater Philadelphia suburb of Malvern, Pa. We are committed to the Augustinian values of Veritas, Unitas, and Caritas, meaning Truth, Unity, and Love.