Robert E. “Bob” Largent of Harrison, Ark., is the Chairman of the Board. He previously served as the AFA National President. He is a Life Member and has been active in AFA since 1974. He has served as the Carl Vinson Memorial Chapter Vice President and Vice President for Leadership Development; Georgia State President and Vice President for Awards and Leadership Development; Southeast Region President; and as a member of AFA’s Membership Committee, the Long-Range Planning Committee, and the AFA Organizational Review Group. In addition to chapter and state awards, he has received the national Medal of Merit, Exceptional Service Award, and Presidential Citation.
Largent was commissioned through AFROTC in 1968 and served for more than 24 years in various strategic missile operations assignments, including Minuteman Combat Crew, Squadron Operations Officer, Chief of Wing Training, Chief of Wing Plans, Squadron Commander, and Assistant Deputy Commander for Wing and Group Operations. He has also served in a variety of staff assignments, including Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff, USAF; in the Office of the Director, Joint Staff, Joint Chiefs of Staff; Military Assistant to the Commander in Chief Pacific; and Chief, Strategy Division, Headquarters US Pacific Command. Largent retired in 1992 as a colonel and has received, among other awards, the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (two times), and the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal (two times).
He currently is the Federal Marketing Director for Tandberg, a leading global provider of telepresence, high-definition videoconferencing and mobile video products and services. Largent is involved in a variety of local civic and community activities, including Rotary and his local Chamber of Commerce, as well as those of AFA.
Largent graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in business administration and has a master’s of public administration from the University of Oklahoma. He is also a resident graduate of the Air War College.
Mr. Largent currently resides in Harrison, Ark., with his wife, Becky.
Click here for a high resolution photo of Mr. Largent.
Return to AFA Leadership