James Lauducci Honored with Veterans Service Award

June 21, 2023

Col. Jim Lauducci, USAF (Ret.), former President of AFA’s D.W. Steele Chapter and Virginia State President, received the inaugural Daniel J. Mulhauser, S.J., Veterans Service Award in June. The award is named for Father Daniel Mulhauser, a World War II veteran, and honors a Le Moyne College alumnus or alumna who has demonstrated exceptional support for the veteran or military community.

Lauducci earned his bachelor’s degree in physics from Le Moyne College in 1963. He retired from the Air Force as a colonel in 1988 and went on to join the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), a nonprofit association with the mission to advance knowledge and relationships in the fields of communications, information technology, intelligence, and global security within military, government, industry, and academia. Lauducci served as AFCEA’s director of corporate and chapter operations and as director of the Career Planning Center, where he aided veterans transitioning from the military to work in the private sector. From 1997 to 2011, while working for GTE and the Harris Corporation, Lauducci participated in the Air Force Education with Industry program, offering guidance and support to Air Force officers who interned with the company. He also served as a mentor to members of the Military Officers Association of America. In 2007 the Air Force inducted Jim into its Communications and Information Hall of Fame.

Lauducci has held several leadership positions within AFA, including as chapter president, state president, and vice chairman of the board supporting AFA’s Wounded Airmen & Guardians Program and its STEM education programs. Today Jim is the vice president of the Air Force C4 Association, which sponsors programs to support Active-duty Air Force members and their families.

“This award is very special to me,” says Lauducci. “Father Dan was on the Le Moyne College faculty when I was a student, and this award is for service to veterans, something we both believe in deeply. It is an honor to be recognized for something I’ve done out of a sense of gratitude, as a volunteer.”  

Mulhauser and Lauducci
Lauducci (R) and Father Mulhauser at their 50th class reunion in May, 2013. Courtesy photo.