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LUNCHEON NOTICE
DATE: THURSDAY
18 OCTOBER 2018
TIME: RECEPTION 11:30 AM LUNCHEON 12:15 PM
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ATTIRE / BUSINESS DRESS
LOCATION: “21” CLUB , 21 WEST 52ND
ST. , NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK TEL: (212) 582-7200
FEATURED SPEAKER:LT.GENERAL WILLIAM J.BENDER , RET.
PRESIDENTS MESSAGE: On behalf of IRON GATE Chapter 275, AFA ,we are especially honored to host Lt.General William J. Bender as our distinguished speaker on 18 October. Lt.General Bender is the Chief, Information Officer, Secretary of the Air Force,the Pentagon, Washington , D.C. General Bender leads three directorates and supports 54,000 cyber operations and support personnel across the globe an operation valued at $17 billion . He has overall responsibility of the Air Force’s Information Technology portfolio as the senior authority for Information Technology investment strategy, networks, and network-centric policies , communications , information resources management , information assurance ,and related matters for the Department of the Air Force. As Chief Information Officer ,General Bender provides oversight of portfolio management , delivers enterprise architecture , and enforces Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act Laws . He integrates Air Force warfighting and mission support capabilities by networking air, space , and terrestrial asset . Additionally, he shapes doctrine , strategy, and policy for all cyberspace operations and support activities.General Bender was commissioned in 1983 after earning a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Manhattan College. He held staff assignments at Air Mobility Command, Headquarters U.S.–European Command, and Headquarters U.S. Air Force. His commands include an airlift squadron , an operations group , an air refueling wing, an airlift wing ,and the U.S.Air Force Expeditionary Center. He has also served as Vice Commander of the 21st Expeditionary Mobility Task Force. Prior to his current assignment he was the Deputy Chief ,Office of Security Cooperation–Iraq,
Baghdad, Iraq. The General is a command pilot with more than 4,000 hours in the T-37 , T-38 , C/KC-135AE/R, EC-18B , E/KE–3A/B, C-141B, C-17A, C-130E, C130J and KC-10. As mentioned in our newsletter , we as a nation, currently dominate fourth generation (4G) cellular technology. As we approach the dawn of 5G , we will face incredibly stiff competition from friend and enemy alike-a lot is at stake–our very future . General Bender’s insights are well worth hearing.
ANTHONY J. CIPRIANO , PRESIDENT