Marshall Center Welcomes New Director
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (June 8, 2021) – U.S. Air Force Retired Maj. Gen. Barre Seguin assumed duties as Director of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany on June 1.
Seguin retired from the U.S. Air Force in October 2020 after more than 31 years of service. His last active duty assignment was as the Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Employment, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Belgium.
“Joining the Marshall Center team is the opportunity of a lifetime. I am humbled and honored to become part of the Garmisch-Partenkirchen community.” said Seguin. “The Center’s mission is essential to creating a safer and more secure Europe, Eurasia and world for all of us. By engaging in constructive dialogue with our allies and partners, we address common security challenges and broaden the circle of cooperation.”
Seguin joined the U.S. Air Force in 1989 as a distinguished graduate of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, after graduating from the State University of New York at Potsdam. During his time on active duty, Seguin held leadership positions both in the U.S. and abroad, including six assignments in Europe, one of which was as a Fellow at the Marshall Center. Seguin’s assignments with NATO, SHAPE, and U.S. Africa Command ensures he is uniquely qualified to take on the role as Director.
The Marshall Center was established in November 1992 by former Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney. On December 2, 1994 the Marshall Center officially became a German-American partnership between EUCOM and the German Ministry of Defense.
The mission of the Marshall Center is to enable solutions to regional and transnational security challenges through capacity building, access and a globally connected network. The Marshall Center contributes to security cooperation with tailored, professional education and research, dialogue, and the persistent, thorough and thoughtful examination of issues that confront our region and the world both today and in the years ahead.
Seguin succeeds U.S. Army Retired Lt. Gen. Keith Dayton, who served in the position for more than 10 years and departed in May.