Special Guest Lt. Gen (ret) Burt Field
Our special guest speaker this year is Lt. Gen. (ret) Burt Field.
General Burt Field was commissioned in 1979 after graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has commanded the 421st Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah; the USAF Weapons School at Nellis AFB, Nev.; the 8th Fighter Wing at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea; the 1st Fighter Wing at Langley AFB, Va; and the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, Balad AB, Iraq. The general served on two major command staffs, twice on the Joint Staff, and in the State Department. He was the Commander, U.S. Forces Japan, and Commander, 5th Air Force, Yokota Air Base, Japan. He retired in 2015 as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans, and Requirements, HQ AF. He is currently the Vice President of Strategic Planning for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company and is a Trustee on the Falcon Foundation for the U.S. Air Force Academy.
General Field is a command pilot with more than 3,400 flying hours in the F-16 and the F-22A.