National Officers

Gerald R. Murray

Gerald Murray

Chairman of the Board, CMSAF #14

Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force (retired) Gerald Murray has been involved with AFA as a board member, chapter president and delegate for 15 years.  

Murray also serves on the USAA Board of Directors, the Air Force Museum Foundation Board of Trustees, the Air Force Enlisted Village Board of Directors, and the Airmen Memorial Foundation Board of Directors.  In previous years, he served on the Air Force University Board of Visitors, Armed Forces Benefit Association Board of Directors, and as Co-Chairman of the Air Force Retiree Council...Read More


Jim Simons

Jim Simons

Vice Chairman of the Board, Field Operations

Jim Simons received his commission in the United States Army from Michigan State University in 1976.  He served as a Military Policeman for his entire career.  His assignments ranged from the United States to seven years in West Germany. Highlights include Platoon Leader, Company Commander, Deputy Installation Provost Marshal, Battalion Operations Officer, Community Provost Marshal, and Battalion Executive Officer.  He retired in 1994. His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal...Read More


Stephen Gourley

Stephen Gourley

Vice Chairman of the Board, Aerospace Education

Stephen Gourley is the volunteer leader guiding the overall direction of the AFA Education Mission and overseeing its Aerospace Education Programs. Gourley joined AFA in 2007 and has served as the Mile High 127 Chapter President and Colorado State President and Executive Vice President. He received the Colorado Medal of Merit; Exceptional Service Award; and Presidential Award for Excellence; as well as National level Medal of Merit Awards and a Special Citation, and a Chairman’s Citation...Read More



Mike Liquori

Mike Liquori


Michael J. “Mike” Liquori, has been an AFA Life Member since 2000. He received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Boston University and a master’s degree in managerial economics from the University of Oklahoma. He is a retired lieutenant colonel having served on Active duty for 12 years and as an Individual Mobilization Augmentee in the Air Force Reserve for 13 years. He is a member of the Martin H. Harris Chapter (Fla.) where he has served as President, Executive Vice President, AF Gala Chairman, AWS Awards Chairman, AWS Golf Chairman, and webmaster...Read More


Chuck Martin

Chuck Martin


Chuck Martin is the volunteer leader overseeing the financial affairs of the Association, exercising and performing the duties assigned by the Constitution and the Operations and Procedures Manual. The Treasurer chairs the Finance Committee and serves as a member of the Executive Committee. He works closely with the Chairman and confers regularly with the President, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, and other key staff, as appropriate. He makes the annual Financial Report to the National Convention and provides operating budget and financial reports to the Board of Directors. Chuck joined the AFA in 1971 and has served in multiple capacities in various chapters as he was reassigned within the USAF...Read More


National Directors - Elected

Bobi Oates – West Area

Susan Mallett– Central Area

Mac MacAloon – East Area

Mark Tarpley – At Large

Jackie Trotter – At Large

Joe Burke – At Large

Molly Mae Potter – At Large

Len Vernamonti – At Large

National Directors - Ex Officio

David Goldfein, General, CSAF #21

Kaleth Wright, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, CMSAF #18

National Directors -- Appointed

Robin Rand, General (Ret) – At Large

Thomas Deale, Maj Gen (Ret) 

Roger Teague, Maj Gen (Ret) 

Kathleen Ferguson 

Appointed/Non-Voting Board

Steve Schaick, Maj Gen (Ret) – Chaplain

Orville Wright, Lt Gen (Ret) – President

Whit Peters, Secretary of the Air Force #19 – Past Chairman

James Brutus, C/BG Arnold Air Society Commander, University of Central Florida

Michaela Mesiti, Silver Wings President, SW National President, Rochester Institute of Technology, USAF AFCS PCIP Intern (Wright-Patterson)

*Chairman Appointment for Vacated Positions