Monday, July 25, 2011

2011 Air & Space Highlights: Panel on Planning Iraqi and Enduring Freedom

Included in this year’s 50-plus sessions are 10 panels with distinguished experts giving insight to past, present and future aerospace challenges. For our upcoming September air and space conference will are featuring our guest panel that will be discussing the topic of Planning Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. This panel will consist of 3 creditable and experienced panelists:

photo of MAJOR GENERAL JAMES O. POSSMajor General James O. Poss: Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He is responsible to the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force for policy formulation, planning, evaluation, oversight, and leadership of Air Force ISR capabilities.

Gen Poss served in Desert Storm with the U.S. VII Corps RC-12 Guardrail Battalion in Saudi Arabia, and was Director of Intelligence for Central Command Air Forces deployed to Southwest Asia at the beginning of Operation Enduring Freedom.

USAF Retired General Charles Wald: Deputy Commander, Headquarters U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany. USEUCOM is responsible for all U.S. forces operating across 91 countries in Europe, Africa, Russia, parts of Asia and the Middle East, and most of the Atlantic Ocean. 

Gen Wald commanded the 9th Air Force and U.S. Central Command Air Forces, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., where he led the development of the Afghanistan air campaign for Operation Enduring Freedom, including the idea of embedding tactical air control parties in ground special operations forces. 

He also has combat time as an O-2A forward air controller in Vietnam and as an F-16 pilot flying over Bosnia. He commanded the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, Italy, where on Aug. 30, 1995, he led one of the wing’s initial strike packages against the ammunition depot at Pale, Bosnia-Herzegovina, in one of the first NATO combat operations. 

photo of GENERAL VICTOR E. RENUART JR.USAF Retired General Victor E. Renuart: Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. 

Gen Renuart has served as the U.S. Central Command Director of Operations, wherein he oversaw the planning and execution of all joint and allied combat, humanitarian assistance and reconstruction operations for operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

He has also commanded a NATO support group and two fighter wings. He served as Commander of the 76th Fighter Squadron during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and supported Operation Deny Flight as Director of Plans for the NATO Combined Air Operations Center at Headquarters 5th Allied Tactical Air Force. 

The full conference agenda can be found here.

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