WHAT: Media roundtable discussion with U.S. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Conway, a member of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff. WHO: U.S. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Conway WHERE: Show Me Center North Meeting Room WHEN: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 16 BACKGROUND: Conway is a 1969 Southeast graduate and will present the fall commencement address later in the day at Southeast Missouri State University. Conway also will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree. Conway, was sworn in as the 34th commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps on Nov. 13. after his appointment was confirmed by the U.S. Senate Aug. 2. President George Bush nominated Conway for the post on June 13. With the appointment to commandant, Conway also was promoted to the rank of general, and he received his fourth star. Conway, a native of Walnut Ridge, Ark., completed two tours of duty in Iraq as the commander of the I Marine Expeditionary Force, most recently serving as the director of operations for the Joint Staff at the Pentagon. Conway, who replaces retiring Gen. Michael Hagee, is commanding more than 175,000 active Marines.