August 17, 2020

Gen. Larry O. Spencer Named to CyberPatriot Board of Advisors

The Air Force Association's (AFA) CyberPatriot Program Office announced today the appointment of General Larry O. Spencer (USAF, Ret.), as the newest member of the CyberPatriot Board of Advisors.

General Spencer served in many leadership roles during his military career, including as Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force. He retired in 2015 following 44 years of distinguished service to the United States, having earned the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, and the Legion of Merit. He was President of the Air Force Association from August 2015 to March 2019.

A strong CyberPatriot advocate both during and after his time leading AFA, General Spencer said, “I am grateful for this opportunity to continue my involvement in this important global STEM program. CyberPatriot offers outstanding opportunities to students of all ages and all backgrounds and its success is vital to our nation’s security. I am eager to do my part to see it grow even more.”

Dr. Paul Kaminski, recipient of The National Medal of Technology, former U.S. government official best known for his leading role in the development of stealth aircraft, and Chairman of the CyberPatriot Board of Advisors, welcomed General Spencer’s acceptance of the appointment by saying, “We are grateful to welcome a superb thinker and great leader to this important role. General Spencer will greatly help us further grow America’s technical workforce.”

CyberPatriot, the nation's largest youth cyber education program, is AFA's flagship science, technology, engineering and mathematics program dedicated to strengthening cyber skills among American youth. The program features the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition for high school and middle school students, AFA CyberCamps, an Elementary School Cyber Education Initiative and Literature Series, as well as a CyberGenerations program designed to teach senior citizens to protect themselves from cyber exploitation.

For more information on the programs offered by CyberPatriot, visit http://uscyberpatriot.org.

The Air Force Association is a non-profit, independent, professional military and aerospace education association. Our mission is to promote a dominant U.S. Air and Space Forces as the foundation of a strong National Defense; to honor and support our Airmen, Space Force Professionals, and their Families; and to remember and respect our enduring Heritage.