Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James to Speak at January 22nd Mitchell Institute Breakfast

Jan 07, 2014, 11:00 ET from Air Force Association

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is proud to announce an upcoming breakfast with new Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James. The event will be held at 7:30 a.m. on January 22, 2014 at the Sheraton Pentagon City, Arlington, Virginia.

Sworn in on December 20th, 2013 as the 23rd Secretary of the Air Force, Ms. James' responsibilities include the organizing, training, equipping and providing for the welfare of the Air Force's Active Duty, Guard, Reserve and Civilian Airmen and their families. She also oversees the Air Force's annual budget of more than $110 billion. For Ms. James' full bio, visit the USAF website.

The Mitchell Institute is an affiliate of the Air Force Association (AFA).  AFA's AF 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 Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh, Under Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning; Dr. Mica Endsley, Chief Scientist of the Air Force, and Dr. Kevin Geiss, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Energy.

Please register online for the breakfast. For additional information, contact Mary Ellen Dobrowolski at

The Sheraton Pentagon City is located at 900 S Orme St, Arlington, VA 22204.

The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is a non-profit, independent, association dedicated to realizing the value of aerospace power in achieving America's security interests.

Our mission is to educate about aerospace power's contribution to America's global interests; inform policy and budget deliberations; and cultivate the next generation of policy leaders to exploit the advantages of operating in the third dimension of air and space. 

To accomplish this, we:

  • Educate about airpower's unique role in securing America's global interests
  • Inform the National Security Debate
  • Cultivate Air-Minded Talent
  • Enhance Air Force Association Mission Effectiveness

Visit Mitchell Institute website at and the AFA website at  AFA has 200 chapters nationally and internationally representing more than 100,000 members. 

SOURCE Air Force Association