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Former Marine to speak tonight

Former Marine to speak tonight

September 13th, 2017 in Local News

Corp. Mansoor Shams will talk about the unique experience of being a Muslim in the U.S. Marine Corps at 7 p.m. tonight in Champ Auditorium at Westminster College in Fulton.

Shams is a U.S. Marine veteran, business owner and Muslim youth leader. He served four years in the Corps, where he received several honors including a meritorious promotion, Marine of the Quarter and Certificate of Commendation.

He's been featured by the PBS, NPR, BBC, New York Times, Washington Post and has made national TV appearances as a commentator on CNN and MSNBC. Shams holds a master's degree in government, with an emphasis on security studies, and an MBA from Johns Hopkins University. He currently works as president of technology distribution company.