Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans, and Requirements to Speak at AFA's May Breakfast

May 06, 2013, 08:59 ET from Air Force Association

ARLINGTON, Va., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association is proud to welcome Lt. Gen. Burton M. Field, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans, and Requirements, as the guest speaker for the May AFA Air Force Breakfast.  The breakfast will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2013, from 7:00 a.m.9:00 a.m. at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.

General Field is responsible to the secretary of the Air Force and the chief of staff for formulating policy supporting air, space, irregular warfare, counterproliferation, homeland security, weather, and cyber operations. As the Air Force operations deputy to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the general determines operational requirements, capabilities and training necessary to support national security objectives and military strategy.

General Field was commissioned in 1979 after graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy.  He has commanded the 421st Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah; the USAF Weapons School at Nellis AFB, Nev.; the 8th Fighter Wing at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea; and the 1st Fighter Wing at Langley AFB, Va. He has also deployed as Commander, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, Balad AB, Iraq.  The general served on two major command staffs as well as the Joint Staff. Prior to his current assignment he was the Commander, U.S. Forces Japan, and Commander, 5th Air Force, Yokota Air Base, Japan. 

The Air Force Breakfast Program is a monthly 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 Gen. 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

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