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Veterans Day Observance
November 11th, 2018 11:00am
Join us for our annual Veterans Day Program in the Memorial Courtyard on Sunday, November 11th at 11 a.m., and say thank you to those who have and are serving our country. This program is free to the public. If the weather is bad the program will be moved into the ballroom of the Admiral Nimitz Gallery.
Our keynote speaker this year is Major General Robert W. Parker, USAF, (Ret.).
Major General Parker retired as Commander 20th Air Force where he was responsible for our Nations’ 1000 Interconnectional Ballistic Missiles and commanded over 11,000 military and civilian personnel.
He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1961 from St Michael’s College as a Distinguished Graduate.
He served in a number of operational and staff missile positions including being on the first Airborne Missile Launch Crew and commanded two Missile Wings.
He held many key positions within the Department of Defense including Senior Military Advisor to the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and Director of the US On-Site Inspection Agency. In this assignment, he was responsible for the implementation of critical inspections components for several arm control agreements with Russia.
He received an MBA from Ohio State University and attended Executive Management Courses at Harvard, Northwestern University and University of Virginia.
He was awarded numerous awards and decorations including the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit and the Airman’s Medal.
After retirement, he was Vice President for Marketing for several defense contractors.
He and his wife Dayna call San Antonio home.
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