June 30, 2021

USSF's Lt. Gen. Armagno Inspires Arnold Air Society Interns at AFA's Doolittle Leadership Center

More than a dozen Arnold Air Society members working this summer as interns in the Department of the Air Force gathered for a day of mentorship and insight from experienced leaders at AFA's Doolittle Leadership Center on June 29. 

Space Force Director of Staff Lt. Gen. Nina Armagno was the featured speaker, joining a cast that included AFA President Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Bruce “Orville” Wright and Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Lawrence Strutzriem, Director of Research at AFA's Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies.

Speaking informally without slides, Armagno described the national security imperative for creating the U.S. Space Force, including descriptions of Chinese and Russian space threats, as well as the day-to-day detail work someone in her position must worry about, such as basics like finding enough Pentagon office space to accommodate 600 Space Force staff members. 

“We cannot thank Lt .Gen. Armagno enough for her presentation and much appreciated time with us,” said Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Bruce “Orville” Wright.  “The AFROTC cadets we interacted with today are absolutely incredible and should give us all hope for strong Air and Space Forces and enduring effective defense of our nation.”

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