Noon, Wednesday, April 11th


This month at The Lincoln Society, we welcome Lieutenant General John H. Campbell (USAF, Retired) to discuss the United States Air Force drone program.

Lt. Gen. Campbell retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2004 after a 32-year career in which he served in a variety of operational and staff assignments around the world. Between 1997 and 2004, he served as Deputy Director for Operations, Joint Staff, the Pentagon; Vice-Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency and Commander of the Joint Task Force – Computer Network Defense; and Associate Director of Central Intelligence for Military Affairs, Central Intelligence Agency, Langley, Virginia.  At the CIA, he served as the military advisor to the Director of Central Intelligence and as liaison between the CIA, the DoD and the Regional Combatant Commanders.

Between 1971 and 1997, he served around the world in a variety of operational assignments as an F-15 and F-16 fighter pilot and wing commander. In his last operational assignment, he commanded the USAF’s largest F-15 wing at Tyndall AFB, Florida.  He is the recipient of numerous military and intelligence community awards, including the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Air Medal, the CIA Donovan Award, the National Imagery and Mapping Agency Award, the National Reconnaissance Distinguished Medal, and the National Security Agency Award.  He was a Graduate of the Air War College, Capstone General and Flag Officer Course, Joint Force Air Component Commander Course, Senior Information Warfare Applications Course, and Joint Flag Officer War fighting Course. He is a Graduate of the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Computer Science and a Masters of Business Administration.

Today, Lt. Gen. Campbell serves as Chairman of the Government Advisory Board at Iridium Communications, Inc., the leader in mobile satellite communications services.  Iridium is most popularly known for their network of 75 low-orbit NEXT satellites to provide 100% communications coverage around the world.

We all owe Bill Mills an enormous expression of gratitude for bringing such a fantastic speaker to The Lincoln Society.  We cannot wait to hear him speak!

This month at Lincoln.

We’ll see you there!