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FEATURED SPEAKER:   COLONEL NEIL  R.  RICHARDSON

PRESIDENTS MESSAGE: On behalf of  IRON  GATE Chapter 275, AFA , we are especially honored to host        Colonel   Neil  Richardson  as   our    distinguished speaker on 14 September .   Col.   Richardson  is   the Commander  of   Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst ( JB MDL )  and  87th  Air Base Wing ,   JB MDL,  New Jersey  – providing installation support to more than 80 mission partners – the Department of Defense’s only tri-service joint base. The mission Col. Richardson oversees is responsible for providing    mission –ready  expeditionary  Airmen  and  Sailors   to   combatant  commanders  in  support  of  joint   coalition operations.  Col.  Richardson’s  extensive  training  includes  a  Bachelor  of  Business  Administration  in Management Information Systems ,   U.S.A.F Weapons School,   Air Command  and Staff ,    Masters    in Military Operational Arts ,  Air War College,  National War College  and  service  as   U.S.   Transportation Command’s  Deputy  Director  for  Legislative  and  Interagency  Affairs  in Washington, D.C. ,  more than qualifies him for  his unique role in coordinating  personnel, equipment, and transportation in support of  the disparate needs of his  80 tri-service mission partners.

Graduating with a BA / Management Information Systems from New Mexico State University  in 1995 he is the product of the     Reserve Officers Training Corps   ,  later     attending   Undergraduate     Navigator  School   at  Randolph  AFB,  Texas ,  graduating   as   a     C-130   Navigator ,    then   serving   as Instructor  Navigator,  C-130 Formal Training Unit flight Instructor ,   C-130  Weapons Officer , and received valuable operational  experience in  Europe  and  North  Africa,  as well as,    combat  tours  in  Operations / JOINT GUARDIAN , JOINT FORGE ENDURING FREEDOM, and IRAQI FREEDOM.

I am sure Col. Richardson’s   unique combination  of    administrative ,    joint – military operations    and combat  training / experiences  will  provide  a  very  interesting  insight into the multitude of challenges that must be addressed by command in order to insure mission success.


 

    ANTHONY J. CIPRIANO ,  PRESIDENT / IRON GATE CHAPTER , AFA

 

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