George C.Marshall European Center for Strategic Studies Dedicates Building in Honor of Colonel Nick Pratt USMC, '70 (3rd Company)

The George C. Marshall European Center for Strategic Studies dedicated the Marshall Center's Program on Terrorism and Security Studies (PTSS) in honor of Colonel Andrew Nichols "Nick" Pratt '70, USMC (Ret.), on 18 November 2015. Pratt conceived and implemented the program after the September 11 attacks in 2001 and was still serving as course director when he died in December 2013.

"What Nick Pratt created and ran is the 'gold standard' in the field of counterterrorism education, and he did it in this building that we are dedicating to him today," said Lieutenant General Keith Dayton, USA (Ret.), director of the Marshall Center. The ceremony ended with the unveiling of the dedication citation and Pratt's photograph which will be displayed in Building 106. "From this day forward, Building 106 will continue to be a place of learning and a place of personal and professional growth," said Colonel Joseph King, USA, who served as master of ceremonies for the event. "Each student, professor and guest who walks through those doors will be inspired by the remarkable life, service and commitment to excellence of Nick Pratt."

A plaque dedicated in honor of Col Andrew Nichols Pratt 70, USMC (Ret), was unveiled by Lt Gen Keith Dayton, USA (Ret.], and Nick's widow, Marianna, at a ceremony held on 18 November 2015. Photo courtesy of The George C. Marshall European Center for Strategic Studies. Article courtesy of Shipmate Magazine.

Updated: February 25, 2017
Curator: Ed Moore