BEGIN:VCALENDAR PRODID:-//Microsoft Corporation//Outlook 16.0 MIMEDIR//EN VERSION:2.0 METHOD:PUBLISH X-MS-OLK-FORCEINSPECTOROPEN:TRUE BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:Eastern Standard Time BEGIN:STANDARD DTSTART:16011104T020000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYDAY=1SU;BYMONTH=11 TZOFFSETFROM:-0400 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 END:STANDARD BEGIN:DAYLIGHT DTSTART:16010311T020000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYDAY=2SU;BYMONTH=3 TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 END:DAYLIGHT END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT CLASS:PUBLIC CREATED:20230131T124304Z DESCRIPTION:THIS COLLOQUIUM IS VIRTUAL ON ZOOM.GOV\n \nJHU/APL Colloquium - www.jhuapl.edu/colloquium \n \nBLACK H ISTORY MONTH COLLOQUIUM\n \nTOPIC: Dark Horse: General Larry O. Spencer a nd His Journey from the Horseshoe to the Pentagon\n \nSPEAKER: GEN Larry O. Spencer\, USAF (ret.)\n \nGeneral Larry Spencer\, USAF (Ret.) was born and raised on the Horseshoe—a tough inner-city street in southeast Washi ngton D.C. The Horseshoe was a hard neighborhood where fights were common\ , and the school systems were second-rate. The expectations of living in a n all-Black neighborhood were to be good at sports while shunning academic prowess. That environment resulted in poor self-esteem and a bleak outloo k for the future.\n \nQuite by chance\, Spencer enlisted in the U.S. Air F orce where he continued to struggle with the racial turmoil of the 1970s. As a very young first lieutenant\, he was assigned to a tough job in the P entagon\, but Spencer earned an early reputation as a fast burner. Spencer went on to serve at the White House\, and then successfully commanded a G roup and a Wing before being assigned as the chief financial officer (comp troller) for Air Combat Command. During that assignment\, Spencer was prom oted to brigadier general and was tasked to set up a new Directorate at Ai r Force Materiel Command. Spencer later returned to the Pentagon where he led Air Force Budget. He ultimately became the Air Force's thirty-seventh vice chief of staff\, making him one of only nine African Americans promot ed to four stars. Spencer concludes his historic climb with life lessons l earned on his journey from the inner city to the Pentagon.\n \nGeneral Spe ncer serves as president for the Armed Forces Benefit Association (AFBA) a nd 5Star Life Insurance Company (5Star Life). AFBA provides survivor bene fits and other benefits to those who serve this great nation\, including m embers of the uniformed services\, first responders\, government employees \, and their families. 5Star Life is the primary underwriter of the AFBA m ember policies and is a growing provider of group and worksite insurance p roducts.\n \nRetiring as a four-star general\, Spencer spent over 40 years in the Air Force. His last assignment was as the Vice Chief of Staff of t he US Air Force\, Pentagon\, Washington\, DC. In this capacity\, Spencer w as the second highest-ranking military member in the Air Force. He preside d over the Air Staff and assisted the Chief of Staff of the Air Force with organizing\, training and equipping 690\,000 active-duty\, Guard\, Reserv e and civilian forces serving in the United States and overseas.\n \nSpenc er began his career in the enlisted ranks and rose to become a four-star g eneral. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineeri ng technology from Southern Illinois University (SIU)\, Carbondale. Spence r was commissioned through Officer Training School in 1980 as a distinguis hed graduate. He has commanded a squadron\, group and wing\, and he was Vi ce Commander of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center. He was also the fi rst Air Force officer to serve as the Assistant Chief of Staff in the Whit e House Military Office. He served as the Chief Financial Officer and Dire ctor of Mission Support at two major commands\; and held positions within the Air Staff\, Secretariat and the Joint Staff. Prior to his assignment a s Vice Chief of Staff\, the general was Director\, Force Structure\, Resou rces and Assessment\, Joint Staff\, the Pentagon\, Washington\, DC reporti ng directly to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.\n \nGeneral Spen cer participated in contingency Operations Desert Shield/Storm\, Desert Th under\, Desert Fox\, Allied Force\, and Iraqi Freedom.\n \nSpencer has two Master of Science degrees in business management from Webster College and industrial resource strategy from the National Defense University. He als o completed post-graduate courses at Harvard University\, and the Universi ty of North Carolina\, Chapel Hill and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate D egree from SIU.\n \nGeneral Spencer has two named awards: The Air Force Ge neral Larry Spencer Innovation Award and the Air Force General Larry Spenc er Special Acts and Services Award. General Spencer is also a Distinguishe d Senior Fellow of Fels Institute of Government\, University of Pennsylvan ia. General Spencer is the author of the book\, The Green Eyeshades of War \, a historical review of financial management during war\, published in 2 016.\n \nGeneral Spencer served as the Air Force Association’s top execu tive\, where he set records for revenue generation\, membership growth and technology symposium revenue\, sponsorships\, exhibit sales and attendanc e. He currently sits on the boards of Whirlpool Corporation\, The Triumph Group\, and Haynes International.\n \nLarry and his wife\, Ora\, reside in Lorton\, Virginia.\n \n________________________________\n\n \nYou are inv ited to a Zoom webinar.\nWhen: Feb 17\, 2023 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)\nTopic: APL Colloquium | General Larry O. 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JHU/APL Colloquium - www.jhuapl.edu/colloqu ium

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH COLLOQUIUM

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TOPIC:  Dark Horse: General Larry O. Spencer and His Journey from the Horseshoe to the Pentag on

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SPEAKER:  GEN Larry O. Spencer\, USAF (ret.)

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General Larry Spencer\, USAF (Ret.) was born and ra ised on the Horseshoe—\;a tough inner-city street in southeast Washin gton D.C. The Horseshoe was a hard neighborhood where fights were common\, and the school systems were second-rate. The expectations of living in an all-Black neighborhood were to be good at sports while shunning academic prowess. That environment resulted in poor self-esteem and a bleak outlook for the future.

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Quite by chance\, Spencer enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he continued to struggle with the ra cial turmoil of the 1970s. As a very young first lieutenant\, he was assig ned to a tough job in the Pentagon\, but Spencer earned an early reputatio n as a fast burner. Spencer went on to serve at the White House\, and then successfully commanded a Group and a Wing before being assigned as the ch ief financial officer (comptroller) for Air Combat Command. During that as signment\, Spencer was promoted to brigadier general and was tasked to set up a new Directorate at Air Force Materiel Command. Spencer later returne d to the Pentagon where he led Air Force Budget. He ultimately became the Air Force's thirty-seventh vice chief of staff\, making him one of only ni ne African Americans promoted to four stars. Spencer concludes his histori c climb with life lessons learned on his journey from the inner city to th e Pentagon.

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General Spencer serves as president for the Armed Forces Benefit Association (A FBA) and 5Star Life Insurance Company (5Star Life).  AFBA provides survivor benefits and other benefits to th ose who serve this great nation\, including members of the uniformed servi ces\, first responders\, government employees\, and their families. 5Star Life is the primary underwriter of the AFBA member policies and is a growi ng provider of group and worksite insurance products.

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Retiring as a four-star general\, Spencer spent over 40 years in the A ir Force. His last assignment was as the Vice Chief of Staff of the US Air Force\, Pentagon\, Washington\, DC. In this capacity\, Spencer was the se cond highest-ranking military member in the Air Force. He presided over th e Air Staff and assisted the Chief of Staff of the Air Force with organizi ng\, training and equipping 690\,000 active-duty\, Guard\, Reserve and civ ilian forces serving in the United States and overseas.< /p>

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Spencer began his career in the enlisted ranks and rose to become a four-star general. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in industria l engineering technology from Southern Illinois University (SIU)\, Carbond ale. Spencer was commissioned through Officer Training School in 1980 as a distinguished graduate. He has commanded a squadron\, group and wing\, an d he was Vice Commander of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center. He was also the first Air Force officer to serve as the Assistant Chief of Staff in the White House Military Office. He served as the Chief Financial Offic er and Director of Mission Support at two major commands\; and held positi ons within the Air Staff\, Secretariat and the Joint Staff. Prior to his a ssignment as Vice Chief of Staff\, the general was Director\, Force Struct ure\, Resources and Assessment\, Joint Staff\, the Pentagon\, Washington\, DC reporting directly to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.< /o:p>

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General Spencer participated in contingency Operations Desert Shield/Storm\, Desert Thunder\, Desert Fox\, Allied Force\, and Ira qi Freedom.

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Spencer has two Master of Science degr ees in business management from Webster College and industrial resource st rategy from the National Defense University. He also completed post-gradua te courses at Harvard University\, and the University of North Carolina\, Chapel Hill and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree from SIU.

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General Spencer has two named awards: The Air Force Gener al Larry Spencer Innovation Award and the Air Force General Larry Spencer Special Acts and Services Award. General Spencer is also a Distinguished S enior Fellow of Fels Institute of Government\, U niversity of Pennsylvania. General Spencer is the author of the book\, The Green Eyeshades of War\, a hist orical review of financial management during war\, published in 2016.

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General Spencer served as the Air Force Association 217\;s top executive\, where he set records for revenue generation\, membe rship growth and technology symposium revenue\, sponsorships\, exhibit sal es and attendance. He currently sits on the boards of Whirlpool Corporatio n\, The Triumph Group\, and Haynes International.

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Larry and his wife\, Ora\, reside in Lorton\, Vi rginia.

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