2013 Vet Luncheon

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We Celebrated Veterans Day 2013    

 

East Tennessee Military Affairs Council

Presented the

31st Annual Veterans Day Awards and Recognition Luncheon

On

Monday, November 11th at 12:30 pm

The Knoxville Convention Center – Knoxville, TN

 

Featured Service

 United States Navy

200 USNc

 Guest Speaker

CMDCM (AW) James Barlow

Fighter Squadron Composite Twelve (VFC-12), Command Master Chief

 

 Hosted by

 East Tennessee Military Affairs Council

Knoxville Chamber

Blount Chamber Partnership

Reservations were accepted until Monday, November 4th, 2013

For information call or email:

Patrice Collins, Knoxville Chamber: 865-246-2646 (pcollins@knoxvillechamber.com)

 Barry Allen, ETMAC President:    865-691-2777 (ballen@brownandroberto.com)


For 2014 we will take reservations on-line and we will accept credit cards.  You may also choose the “pay with check” option online and just mail your check in after you have registered, or you may choose to send in the hard copy with check if you prefer the “old-fashion” way.  We prefer that you use the online registration site to save a lot of time and effort on our part.


    The luncheon is immediately following
    KNOXVILLE’S VETERANS DAY PARADE


Since 1983, the Knoxville community has gathered to honor all who have served their country at an annual Veteran’s Day Luncheon.  The Greater Knoxville Committee for America, with the General Bruce K. Holloway Chapter of the Air Force Association as the lead organization, sponsored the luncheon for the first 13 years.  Beginning in 1996, the East Tennessee Military Affairs Council (ETMAC) assumed sponsorship and began the practice of having a “featured service” each year, that rotates the guest speaker among the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.  The Knoxville Area Chamber Partnership and Blount Partnership are co-sponsors of the luncheon.  The event is preceded by a Veteran’s Day Parade that is sponsored by American Legion Post No. 2.

In addition to saluting our veterans, ETMAC also recognizes outstanding enlisted personnel from area units at the luncheon, and presents the Colonel Jack K. Westbrook ROTC scholarships to deserving cadets from the University of Tennessee Army and Air Force ROTC units.  The East Tennessee Military Affairs Council established the scholarship in 1996 to honor of a dedicated public servant, Colonel Jack Westbrook, USAF, retired.  The recipients are judged on their commitment to the values exhibited by Colonel Westbrook – namely, service to community, and service to country.

The luncheon is open to everyone.  For information, contact the Knoxville Area Chamber Partnership at (865) 637-4550.

 

PREVIOUS GUEST SPEAKERS

1983

 Lt. Gen. John P. Flynn, USAF (now deceased)
Inspector General, USAF
Senior American POW in Vietnam

1984

Maj. Gen. William J. Mall, USAF
Commander, 23rd Air Force, Military Airlift Command
(General Mall had just returned from Grenada action)

1985

 General John T. Chain Jr., USAF
Chief of Staff, Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers, Europe

1986

General Charles L. Donnelly, USAF
CINC, United States Air Forces Europe

1987

Lt. Gen. Robert D. Springer, USAF
Vice CINC, Military Airlift Command

1988

Lt. Gen. Spence M. “Sam” Armstrong, USAF
Vice CINC, Air Force Systems Command

1989

Maj. Gen. John B. Conaway, USAF (ANG)
Vice CINC, National Guard
(Former Director, Air National Guard)

1990

Maj. Gen. John M. Nowak, USAF
Deputy Chief of Staff, Military Airlift Command

1991

Chief Master Sergeant Richard A. “Rick” Moon, USAF (ANG)
Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Director, Air National Guard

1992

Lt. Gen. Henry Vicellio, Jr., USAF 
Director, Joint Staff, JCS

1993

General Ronald R. Fogelman, USAF  
CINC, US Transportation Command and USAF Air Mobility Command  
(later named USAF Chief of Staff)

1994

General Dennis J. Reimer, USA
Chief of Staff, US Army Forces Command
(later named Army Chief of Staff)

1995

Admiral Jeremy M. Boorda, USN (now deceased)
Chief of Naval Operations

1996

Vice Admiral Donald D. Engen, USN, (Ret.) (now deceased)
Director, Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC

1997

Lt. Gen. Carol A. Mutter, USMC 
Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower & Reserve Affairs
HQ USMC

1998

General Joseph W. Ralston, USAF
Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

1999

General Peter J.Schoomaker, USA
CINC, US Special Operations Command

2000

Lt. Gen. Fred McCorkle, USMC
Deputy Chief of Staff for Aviation
HQ USMC

2001

Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr.
Second District, Tennessee
(Note: Rear Admiral Gerald Hoewing, USN, was scheduled, but canceled just prior to the event)

2002

Lt. Gen. John D. Hopper, Jr., USAF
Vice Commander, Air Education and Training Command

2003

Command Sergeant Major James D. Pippin, USA
278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Knoxville

2004

Maj. Gen. Jerry D. Humble, USMC (Ret)
Director, Tennessee Office of Homeland Security

2005

Captain Rosemary Bryant Mariner, United States Navy, Retired
Captain Mariner is a Visiting Fellow with the
Center for the Study of War and Society and Lecturer in History Department at the University of Tennessee Knoxville

2006

Lt. Gen. C. Robert Kehler, USAF
Deputy Commander
US Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska

2007

Colonel Thomas D. Vail USA
Chief of Staff
101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
Fort Campbell, Kentucky

 

2008

Colonel Miles Burdine USMCR
(a veteran of three combat environments)
President/CEO of the Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce
 

2009

Rear Admiral Kendall L. Card USN
Director, Concepts, Strategies and Integration (N2/N6F)
for OPNAV N2/N6 Information Dominance

2010

General Craig R. McKinley USAF
Chief, National Guard Bureau
Arlington, Va

2011

Brig. Gen. Gill Beck USA
Commanding general 81st Regional Support Command
Fort Jackson, SC

2012

Lieutenant General Ronald S. Coleman, USMC (Ret)
General Coleman retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in October 2009.

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