Thursday, January 31, 2013

Commander, NATO Allied Air Command Izmir, to Speak at February Air Force Breakfast

AFA welcomes Lt. Gen. Ralph J. Jodice II, the current Commander of NATO's Allied Air Component Command Headquarters at Izmir, Turkey, as the guest speaker for the February installment of AFA’s Air Force Breakfast Program. This session will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at the Sheraton Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia.

Allied Air Command Izmir is subordinate to Allied Joint Force Command Naples and is solely responsible for command and control, oversight, planning, coordination and execution of all air-related tasks in NATO's Southern Region. The command contributes to the security peace, stability and territorial integrity of alliance member states throughout its area of functional responsibility.

General Jodice began his career as a propulsion structural durability engineer before attending undergraduate pilot training where he was a distinguished graduate. His aviation assignments include fighter pilot, instructor pilot, flight examiner, flight commander, assistant operations officer, and operations officer. Operational overseas assignments include England, South Korea and two deployments to Saudi Arabia: one in 1991 post-Desert Storm and the second in 1995, as a squadron commander, in support of Operation Southern Watch.

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