QUANTICO, VA – General James F. Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps, served as keynote speaker for the inaugural Thomas Lord Charitable Trust Lecture on November 27, 2012, at Little Hall Theater in Quantico, VA. Thomas (Tom) Lord, son of LORD Corp. founder Hugh Lord, created the Thomas Lord Charitable Trust prior to his passing in 1989 to promote innovation and learning through civic engagement. The trustees of the trust established the lecture series in cooperation with the Marine Corps University and Marine Corps University Foundation to bring together thought leaders in public service, business and academia with the student body at the Marine Corps University.  

The lecture series also celebrates the aerospace and manufacturing contributions made by Tom Lord, who led several major technical innovations that significantly impacted these markets.