January 26, 2020
Retired U.S. Army Colonel Gary Steele, the first African American to play varsity football at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, will discuss leadership during a special lecture.
Retired U.S. Army Colonel Gary Steele will share stories from his diverse set of life experiences, including his athletic career at West Point, where he was a standout for his abilities at tight end and lettered in indoor and outdoor track. Steele served in the Army for more than 20 years, living in Germany, Japan, Panama, Greece, Belgium and many locations across the U.S. His post-military career included human resources and leadership positions in the education, telecommunications and pharmaceutical industries. Steele has a master’s degree in international relations from Boston University.
Steele lives in Carlisle with his wife, Mona. They have three adult children: Sage Steele, a co-host of ESPN’s SportsCenter; Chad Steele, Vice President of Public Relations for the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens; and Courtney Steele, an event project manager for an entertainment conglomerate in Los Angeles. NFL Films featured the Steele family in the short documentary “Steele Tough.” Watch here: Part 1 & Part 2.
Steele’s lecture is sponsored by the Dickinson Athletic Department and the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.