Sunday, September 18, 2011

2011 Silver Wings Speakers Luncheon Serie: Maj.Gen. Bob Steel, September 22, 2011

Join us on Thursday, September 22, 2011  for our Silver Wings Speakers Luncheon Featuring 
Major General Robert P. Steel (USAF)
Robert Steel has done it all, a seasoned F-16 pilot, father of a flying Air Force family, and a man with more than his share of leadership commands will take our dais next Thursday to share his wit, wisdom and his view of the future. Don't miss his address.

Maj. Gen. Robert P. Steel retired on January 1, 2011. He was the Commandant, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C. The National War College is the senior service school in the study of national security affairs. It is composed of departmental influences to include Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, Department of Defense, Department of State, Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency and other executive agencies.

General Steel was born in Riverside, Calif., and graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science degree in astronautical engineering. He has commanded at the squadron, group and wing levels. The general has served on the Joint Staff as Chief, Major Theater War Section, and later as the Chief, Warfighting Analysis Division. He went on to serve as the Director of Staff and senior U.S. representative for Headquarters Allied Air Forces North of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and subsequently commanded the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Theater Air and Space Operations Center, Headquarters USAFE. General Steel has also served as Director, Air Component Coordination Element, Multi-National Force-Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq, where he was the Combined Forces Air Component Commander's primary adviser and personal representative to the MNF-I Commander. Prior to his current assignment, he commanded the 48th Fighter Wing, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England.

General Steel is a command pilot with more than 3,100 flying hours in a variety of aircraft, including the F-4E, F-16A/B/C/D, F-16CG, F-16CJ, F-15D, F-15E and HH-60.

At these Speakers Luncheons you have the opportunity of meeting and networking with a unique 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 exploits and achievements of our distinguished members and speakers.