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Chapter News – Summer 2018

LUNCHEON NOTICE

 

 

DATE: THURSDAY   23 AUGUST 2018

TIME:  RECEPTION     11:30 AM          LUNCHEON 12:15 PM      ATTIRE:  BUSINESS DRESS

LOCATION:  YALE CLUB / TAP ROOM 50 VANDERBILT AVENUE, NEW YORK CITY TEL:  (212) 716-2100

FEATURED SPEAKER: GENERAL LARRY O. SPENCER, RET.

 On behalf of IRON GATE Chapter 275, AFA, we are especially honored to host General Larry O. Spencer as our distinguished speaker on 23 August.  After 40 years of service in the Air Force, Spencer retired as a four – star general. His last assignment was Vice Chief of Staff – the second highest-ranking Air Force officer – presiding over the Air Staff serving as a member of the   Joint Chiefs of Staff Requirements Oversight Council and Deputy Advisory Working Group assisting the Chief of Staff, Air Force, with organizing, training, and equipping of 690,000 active-duty Guard, Reserve, and civilian forces serving in the United States and overseas.  He is an expert speaker on leadership, motivation, education, financial management, innovation, with over forty years of experience in all types of public relations, media, and combat crisis communications.

Spencer’s career was noted for his intense focus on innovation and efficiency with the creation of the “ Gen. Larry O. Spencer Innovation Award “ honoring Him with a ceremonial unveiling June 29, 2015 at the Pentagon. The “Spencer Award” serves both as a memorial to his exceptional career and an inspiration for future airman to follow.  Receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in industrial engineering technology from Southern Illinois University in 1979, he was commissioned a distinguished graduate, Officer Training School, Lackland AFB 1980, receiving another distinguished graduate degree from Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB in 1983. What followed was a distinguished list of achievements including Master of Science business management, Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Distinguished   Graduate, Master of Science, Resource Strategy, Industrial   College   of    the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Systems Acquisition Management, Defense Acquisition University, and Pinnacle, Joint, Coalition and Interagency Studies, National Defense University marked with a series of awards capped by the Meritorious Service  Medal four oak leaf clusters.Gen. Spencer is presently President of our Air Force Association providing a leadership style and laser focus necessary for the successful continuation of our organization and its mission. We look forward to sharing his insights with his vision and us for our future.

 

 

 

ANTHONY J. CIPRIANO, D.M.D.

President