Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force to Speak at AFA's Air Force Breakfast on June 17

Jun 12, 2013, 08:00 ET from Air Force Association

ARLINGTON, Va., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association is proud to welcome General Mark A. Welsh, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, as the guest speaker for the June AFA Air Force Breakfast. The breakfast will be held on Monday, June 17, 2013, from 7:00 a.m.9:00 a.m. at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.

General Welsh serves as the senior uniformed Air Force officer responsible for the organization, training and equipping of 690,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian forces serving in the United States and overseas. As a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the general and other service chiefs function as military advisers to the Secretary of Defense, National Security Council and the President.

General Welsh was born in San Antonio, Texas. He entered the Air Force in June 1976 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has been assigned to numerous operational, command and staff positions. Prior to his current position, he was Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe.

AFA's Breakfast Program is an annual 10-month series that provides a venue for senior Air Force and Department of Defense leaders to communicate directly with the public and the press. Past speakers include Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley; former Chief of Staff of the Air Force General Norton A. Schwartz; Dr. Jamie M. Morin, Acting Under Secretary of the Air Force; and Dr. Mark T. Maybury, Chief Scientist of the Air Force.

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The Key Bridge Marriott is located at 1401 Lee Highway Arlington, Virginia 22201.

The Air Force Association is a non-profit, independent, professional military and aerospace education association. Our mission is to promote a dominant United States Air Force and a strong national defense, and to honor Airmen and our Air Force Heritage.  To accomplish this, we:

  • EDUCATE the public on the critical need for unmatched aerospace power and a technically superior workforce to ensure U.S. national security;
  • ADVOCATE for aerospace power and STEM education; and
  • SUPPORT the Total Air Force family and promote aerospace education.

AFA has 200 chapters nationally and internationally representing more than 105,000 members.  Visit AFA at

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