Confirmed! ICAF GraD '94 as first female 4 star general of airforce
General Wolfenbarger made history as the first female 4-star general of the Air Force.
On February 6, 2012, President Obama nominated Lt. General Janet C. Wolfenbarger to become the first woman four-star general for the Air Force.
Then on March 26, 2012 the senate confirmed her nomination to General and then again on May 7, 2012 she was confirmed as the commander of Air Force Materiel Command.
"I am humbled and honored to have been nominated by the President to the rank of General and to serve as commander of Air Force Materiel Command..."
Her official promotion and Change of Command ceremony is scheduled to take place on June 5, 2012 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.
National War College Grad Ken Perry Promoted to Rear Admiral
On May 4, 2012 family and friends watched via teleconference the promotion ceremony of Rear Admiral Ken Perry.
Rear Admiral Ken Perry is the vice commander, Naval Mine and Anti-submarine Warfare Command.
Rear Admiral Perry grew up in Navy homeports and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy. He studied business at Duke University, security strategy at the National War College, and government management and policy at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
A career submarine officer, Perry has conducted missions in the North Atlantic, Mediterranean, Western Pacific, and Arctic aboard the fast attack submarines Spadefish and Indianapolis and completed strategic deterrent patrols in the Atlantic and Pacific aboard the ballistic missile submarines Nebraska and Pennsylvania. He has deployed to every Combatant Commander theater of operations.
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ICAF Grad Capt Frank J. Smith (ret) heads National Cultural Heritage Tourism Center
Retired Navy Captain Frank J. Smith will serve as the chairman of the Board of Directors for the new National Cultural Heritage Tourism Center.
The National Cultural Heriage Tourism Center is a projet of the Florida Black Chamber of Commerce, focused on bringing more African American culture into the tourism industry.
Currently based in Florida, the project hopes to solicit information from other communities across the nation about destinations of cultural significance to black tourists.
During Capt. Smith's naval career, he served on the USS John F. Kennedy, the USS Coral Sea and at the Pentagon. He also was commanding officer of the Nava Air Maintenance Training Group at Pensacola. He obtained his master's degree in national resource strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
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