B-52 pilot to speak to noon Lions

Warren Ward is the featured speaker at this Thursday’s meeting of the Minden Lions Club.

Ward is the Chief of Staff for the Louisiana Tech Research Institute. His team develops and delivers Nuclear Command, Control and Communications education for the Air Force.  Additionally, he manages the National Security Fellowship placing Louisiana Tech students with Air Force Global Strike Command champions to solve specific problems.  He served 25 years in the Air Force as a B-52 pilot and retired in 2010 as a Colonel. His experience in the B-52 includes the first operational use of the Conventional Air Launched Cruise Missile during a 35.4 hour sortie opening Operation Desert Storm and later circumnavigating the earth during a non-stop 47 hour flight in 1994. 

After retirement, he served as an Air Force civilian at Headquarters Air Force Global Strike Command from 2010-2020 culminating as the Chief, Architectures, Requirements and Futures Division at the Air Force Nuclear Command Control and Communications Center.  He is a command pilot with more than 3,400 hours in the B-52G/H, T-37B and T-38A/C.  He has a BS in Electrical Engineering, MS in Systems Science, MS in Military Operational Arts and Science, and a graduate certificate in Information Assurance and a graduate certificate in Nuclear Weapons Effects, Policy and Proliferation.

Minden Lions meet at noon every Thursday at the American Legion Hall on Pine Street.

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