Monday, September 23, 2013

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition Integration to Speak at Upcoming AFA Air Force Breakfast

The Air Force Association is proud to welcome Mr. Richard W. Lombardi, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition Integration, as the guest speaker for the September AFA Air Force Breakfast. The breakfast will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2013, from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.

Mr. Lombardi manages the acquisition staff organization charged with planning, managing and analyzing the Air Force's research and development, and acquisition investment budget. In this role, he oversees the integration of research, development, and acquisition budget formulation and execution, and directs streamlined management team activities, including Air Force acquisition reform and reduction in total ownership cost efforts.

In addition, he is a member of the Air Force Board, Air Force Budget Review Group, Defense Acquisition History Team and HQ Resource Allocation Process Integrated Process Team. He serves as Chief of Staff for the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition and the Program Executive Officer Organization, and is responsible for operations support for the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition.

AFA’s 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 General Mark A. Welsh, former Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley;; Dr. Jamie M. Morin, Acting Under Secretary of the Air Force; and Dr. Mark T. Maybury, former Chief Scientist of the Air Force.

Please register online at For additional information, contact Mary Ellen Doborowlski at

The Key Bridge Marriott is located at 1401 Lee Highway Arlington, Virginia 22201.

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