Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Join us on May 21st and meet Col. "Snake" Clark - "A True Visionary"

Silver Wings Over Washington
President: VADM Robert Dunn, USN (Ret.); Vice-President: MG Joe Anderson, USMC (Ret.); Treasurer: R.N. Jurgenson; Secretary: Chuck Clopton

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Our mission is to provide an educational foundation that inspires, advocates, and fosters a venue for learning through aviation for the younger generation; a forum for networking among members and colleagues with outstanding speakers and camaraderie across the board. "What's Past is Prologue"

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The May 2015 Silver Wings Speakers Events Serie
is scheduled for
THURSDAY, MAY 21st, 2015
Our distinguished featured speaker
Col. James G. "Snake" Clark, USAF (Ret.)
Member of the Senior Executive Service,
Director, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Innovation,
Deputy Chief of Staff for ISR, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
will update and enlighten us about the impact of the
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle 

Predator
A Personal History
by "Snake" Clark

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U.S. Air Force

U.S. AIR FORCE

Col. James G. "Snake" Clark, USAF (Ret.)

Mr. Clark entered the Air Force and was 
commissioned in 1973 through the Catholic 
University of America ROTC program. 
He completed undergraduate pilot training 
in 1974. He holds a senior air weapons controller 
rating. Mr. Clark has served in a variety of 
operational and staff positions in Europe, South 
Korea and at the Pentagon. He is one of the Defense Department's leading experts in the 
fields of mission planning, commercial imagery, 
UAV applications, and computer modeling and 
simulations.He invented the world's first 
deployable  commercial imagery downlink 
system -- Eagle Vision. Mr. Clark also developed 
and fielded the Remotely Operated Video 
Enhanced Receiver (ROVER), which became 
the number one consumer of RPA video. In 
addition, he has contributed to the Falcon 
View mission planning tool, a component of geospatial awareness across the DOD. 
Mr. Clark retired from active duty in the rank of colonel in 2001. He was designated 
Senior Leader in 2001, and was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2009. 


EDUCATION

1973 Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, 
         Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. 
1979 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. 
1983 Air Command and Staff College, by seminar

1984 Master's degree in international relations, Troy State University

1988 Air War College

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. October 1973 - November 1974, student, undergraduate pilot training, Columbus AFB, Miss.
2. November 1974 - February 1975, student F-4 Replacement Training Unit, MacDill AFB, Fla.
3. February 1975 - February 1976, base foreign training officer, 1st Tactical Fighter Wing, 

MacDill AFB, Fla.
4. February 1976 - February 1977, operations officer, 71st Tactical Air Control Flight, MacDill 

AFB, Fla.
5. February 1977 - March 1978, Chief of Standardization and Evaluation, Detachment 2, 

621st Tactical Control 
Squadron, Mangil-San Air Station, South Korea
6. March 1978 - July 1981, Flight Commander and Chief, NATO Tactical Fluid Control Course, 

527th Tactical 
Fighter Training Aggressor Squadron, Royal Air Force Alconbury, England
7. July 1981 - December 1982, Chief, Tactical Air Control Training Branch, Headquarters U.S. 

Air Forces in 
Europe, Ramstein Air Base, West Germany
8. December 1982 - July 1983, operations officer, Warrior Preparation Center, Einsiedlerhof Air 

Base, West Germany
9. July 1983 - August 1985, Chief, Command and Control Communications Countermeasures 

Combat Education Branch, Kelly AFB, Texas
10. August 1985 - October 1989, Chief, Joint/Tactical Wargaming Branch, and Chief, USAF 

Mission Planning Systems, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
11. October 1989 - April 1993, Chief, Combat Simulation Division, and Chief, Operation 

Requirements Division, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
12. April 1993 - April 1998, Executive Assistant for Modeling, Simulation and Eagle Vision to 

the Assistant Vice Chief of Staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
13. April 1998 - March 2001, Director, Office of Modeling and Simulation, Office of the Assistant 

Vice Chief of Staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
14. March 2001 - January 2002, Technical Director, Simulation and Integration, Office of the 

Assistant Vice Chief of Staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
15. January 2002 - April 2003, Director, Quick Reaction Combat Support, Deputy Chief of Staff 

for Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
16. April 2003 - April 2008, Technical Director, Simulation and Integration, Air Force Combat 

Support Office, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, 
Washington, D.C.
17. May 2008 - March 2009, Technical Director, Simulation and Integration, Intelligence, 

Surveillance and Reconnaissance Innovations Directorate and Unmanned Aerial Systems Task 
Force, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters 
U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
18. April 2009 - September 2012, Director, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance 

Innovations, Deputy Chief of Staff for ISR, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
19. October 2012 – October 2013, Director, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance 

Interoperability, Deputy Chief of Staff for ISR, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
20. October 2013 - present, Director, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Innovation, 

Deputy Chief of Staff for ISR, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

AWARDS AND HONORS
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
National Reconnaissance Office Medal for Superior Service
National Man of the Year Award, Air Force Association
Jimmy Doolittle Fellow Award, Air Force Association (2)
Citation of Honor, Air Force Association (2)
Moody Suter Lifetime Achievement Award for Modeling and 
Simulation, Headquarters U.S. Air Force
General John R. Galvin Excellence Award, U.S. Air Forces in 
Europe/U.S. Army Europe
Laurels Award, Aviation Week and Space Technology
French Legion of Honor
Distinguished Senior Professional Presidential Rank Award
Hawaii Distinguished Service Order


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About Silver Wings Over Washington
Our Silver Wings Fraternity is comprised of a wonderful group of remarkable individuals 
who have pioneered, excelled and contributed to the world of aviation. We encourage 
members to bring friends, guests, and introduce young people to the noteworthy exploits
and achievements of our distinguished members and speakers. In the past we have 
hosted prominent speakers who presented both contemporary and historical topics 
relating to aviation, space, and a variety of military accomplishments. For up to date 
information visit our web blog www.silverwingsoverwashington.blogspot.com

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Agenda for Thursday, May 21st, 2015
2015 Silver Wings Speakers Events Serie
   
           East Gate: 1700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202
           West Gate: 2400 South 18th Street, Arlington, VA 22204
           Parking: Complimentary Parking
Area:   Fort Richardson Room, 3rd Floor
Cost:   $36.00, pre-pay or pay at the entrance
Date:   FRIDAY, MAY 21st, 2015
1100:   Doors Open, Networking Time
1150:   Pledge of Allegiance
1155:   Blessing
1200: Selected plated entrĂ©e and dessert served
1255:   President Bob Dunn introduces the speaker
1300:   Speaker: Col. James G. "Snake" Clark, USAF (Ret.)
1345:   Questions from the Audience
1400:   Conclusion of the 2015 March Speakers Events Serie

Note: We need a firm count by Monday, 8pm, May 18th for the ANCC.  The ANCC 
charges for each walk-in an additional $4 per person, so save the ANCC fee 
and RSVP with us.

Join us on Thursday, Ma​y 21st, 2015 and let's have a great turn out!

Respectfully yours,



​Ron
Ron David
Silver Wings Over Washington

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Dr. Edward J. Marolda will present "Strategic Direction of the Air War"

Silver Wings Over Washington
President: VADM Robert Dunn, USN (Ret.); Vice-President: MG Joe Anderson, USMC (Ret.); Treasurer: R.N. Jurgenson; Secretary: Chuck Clopton

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Our mission is to provide an educational foundation that inspires, advocates, and fosters a venue for learning through aviation for the younger generation; a forum for networking among members and colleagues with outstanding speakers and camaraderie across the board. "What's Past is Prologue"
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The March 2015 Silver Wings Speakers Events Serie
is scheduled for
THURSDAY, MARCH 19th, 2015
at the

Our distinguished featured speaker
Dr. Edward J. Marolda
will present
"Strategic Direction of the Air War" 
an examination of military and civilian decisions 
in Vietnam and their consequences

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Dr. Edward J. Marolda is a prominent naval historian and an authority on the 
U.S. Navy’s involvement in the Vietnam War. He served as a U.S. Army officer 
in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970, directing combat resupply convoys in the
Saigon region. After his military service he joined the staff of the Naval 
Historical Center (now the Naval History and Heritage Command) in 
Washington D.C. and by the time of his retirement in 2008 held the positions 
of Director of Naval History (Acting) and Senior Historian of the Navy. His 
educational accomplishments include a BA in History from Pennsylvania Military 
College (1967), an MA at Georgetown University in European Diplomatic 
History (1971), and a Ph.D in American History at George Washington 
University (1990). He is an active member of the U.S. Commission on Military 
History, the Society for Military History and the North American Society for 
Oceanic History and has taken part in numerous historical activities in the United 
States and abroad. He currently teaches a course on the United States and China 
during the Cold War at Georgetown University. Dr. Marolda has authored, 
coauthored, or edited 15 books on the history of the U.S. Navy, with a focus on 
the Cold War in Asia, including Vol. II in the official series The United States 
Navy and the Vietnam ConflictBy Sea, Air, and Land: A History of the US Navy 
and the War in Southeast Asia; Carrier Operations in the Bantam Vietnam 
series;Operation End Sweep; and Ready Seapower: A History of the U.S. Seventh 
Fleet.

Dr. Marolda's illustrated presentation, "Strategic Direction of the Air War,"
will focus on how President's Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard M. Nixon and
their civilian and military advisors designed and conducted the costly and
ultimately unsuccessful air war against North Vietnam from 1964 to 1973,
an experience with relevance to current American overseas actions.

Book covers of Dr. Marolda's various publications:

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  Product Details  Operation End Sweep: A History of Minesweeping Operations in North Vietnam

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About Silver Wings Over Washington
Our Silver Wings Fraternity is comprised of a wonderful group of remarkable individuals 
who have pioneered, excelled and contributed to the world of aviation. We encourage 
members to bring friends, guests, and introduce young people to the noteworthy exploits
and achievements of our distinguished members and speakers. In the past we have 
hosted prominent speakers who presented both contemporary and historical topics 
relating to aviation, space, and a variety of military accomplishments. For up to date 
information visit our web blog www.silverwingsoverwashington.blogspot.com

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Agenda for Thursday, March 19th, 2015
2015 Silver Wings Speakers Events Serie
   
           East Gate: 1700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202
           West Gate: 2400 South 18th Street, Arlington, VA 22204
           Parking: Complimentary Parking
Area:   Fort Richardson Room, 3rd Floor
Cost:   $36.00, pre-pay or pay at the entrance
Date:   THURSDAY, March 19th, 2015
1100:   Doors Open, Networking Time
1150:   Pledge of Allegiance
1155:   Blessing
1200: Selected plated  entrĂ©e  and dessert served
1255:   President Bob Dunn introduces the speaker
1300:   Speaker: Dr. Edward J. Marolda. 
1345:   Questions from the Audience
1400:   Conclusion of the 2015 March Speakers Events Serie

Note: We need a firm count by Monday, 8pm, March 16th for the ANCC.  The ANCC 
charges for each walk-in an additional $4 per person, so save the ANCC fee 
and RSVP with Ron David, rondavid@gmail.com 202.907.214

Join us on Thursday, March 19th, 2015 and let's have a great turn out!

Respectfully yours,

Ron
Ron David
skype: metopower
WDC: 202.333.8707
Cell:   202.907.3241