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February 25, 2014

David Iglesias to Speak at 2014 Commencements

David Iglesias

Wheaton College is pleased to announce that David Iglesias will address graduates of both the College and the Graduate School in the May 2014 Commencement ceremonies.

Iglesias will address candidates for the master’s and doctoral degrees from the Wheaton College Graduate School at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, and candidates for the bachelor’s degree in the arts, sciences, and music education at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 11, 2014.

Iglesias, a 1980 graduate of Wheaton College, has served as a state, federal and military prosecutor with a focus on national security and terrorism cases. His personal military awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal and the Navy Achievement Award.

Since 1998, Iglesias has taught foreign military, intelligence, Ministry of Defense and law enforcement personnel about border security, counterterrorism and rule of law issues on behalf of the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies, the Joint Special Operations University and the Justice Department.

David Iglesias served as the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico between 2001 and 2007. In 2008, he was recalled to active duty Navy status in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He served as team leader, senior prosecutor and spokesman with the Office of Military Commissions, Washington, D.C., where he prosecuted Guantanamo Bay war crimes and terrorism cases. Iglesias currently works as the Director of Legal and Policy Review for the Soufan Group, a company which provides advice and training to foreign law enforcement agencies.

The ceremonies, as well as the 7:30 p.m. Commencement Celebration Concert Friday May 9 and the traditional Baccalaureate Service at 9 a.m. on Sunday May 11, will be broadcast live on WETN (88.1 FM) and Comcast Cable (Channel 72 in Wheaton, Channel 17 in Warrenville and Winfield, and Channel 10 in West Chicago). Audio and video will be available online at

For further information about Commencement services at Wheaton College, call the Media Relations Office at 630.752.5015.

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