On November 9, 2011 at Convocation, North America's largest weekly gathering of Christian students, Liberty University honored our nation's service members and veterans in a special convocation service that featured Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, an original member and former commander of the U.S. Army's Delta Force special operations unit. Boykin spoke on preserving the Judeo-Christian values upon which this nation was founded. He encouraged students to be involved in politics, to vote, to run for office and to get involved with organizations that support Christian values.
Boykin's military career is extensive. During his 36 years in service, he has been involved in numerous clandestine operations globally. He led a task force in Colombia to hunt the notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar and helped capture Manuel Noriega in Panama. He commanded Delta Force during the Battle of Mogadishu, depicted in the movie Black Hawk Down. Boykin also served six years in intelligence and was a member of the National Security Policy Coordinating Committee for Terrorism.
Today he is an ordained minister serving with the Kingdom Warriors ministry and a distinguished professor at Hampden-Sydney College. He is the author of "Never Surrender: A Soldier's Journey to the Crossroads of Faith and Freedom."