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Lt. General Richard Clark Discusses Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the U.S. Air Force

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Lt. General Richard M. Clark is Superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is the first African American Superintendent of the Air Force Academy. He will discuss the strategic importance of diversity and his personal leadership journey, including how he has overcome barriers to diversity, equity and inclusion and how, as Superintendent of the Air Force Academy, he is continuing to break down barriers in educating the next generation of Air Force and Space Force leaders.

 He will be joined by:

• Dr. Michael Kenney, Director of the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies and Wesley W. Posvar Chair in International Security Studies, 

• Dr. Clyde Wilson Pickett, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and 

• Col./Ret. Ronald Poropatich, Director of the Center for Military Medicine Research (CMMR), Health Sciences and Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care.

Lt. General Clark directs a four-year regimen of military training, academics, athletic and character development programs leading to a Bachelor of Science degree and a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force or United States Space Force.  He graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1986. His commands include the 34th Bomb Squadron, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota; 12th Flying Training Wing, Randolph AFB, Texas; Eighth Air Force, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana, and Joint Functional Component Commander for Global Strike, Offutt AFB, Nebraska.  He has also served as a White House Fellow in Washington D.C.; the Commandant of Cadets, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado; Senior Defense Official/Defense Attaché, Cairo, Egypt, and as the Commander, Third Air Force, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

Prior to his current assignment, Lt. General Clark served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia.

This event is co-sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh’s Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies, the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, the Center for Military Medicine Research, the Office of Veteran’s Services, the Air Force ROTC, the Veteran’s Affinity Group, the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and the University Center for International Studies, as well as the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh.

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REGISTER at https://bit.ly/LtGenClark

Friday, April 2 at 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

Lt. General Richard Clark Discusses Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the U.S. Air Force

Lt. General Richard M. Clark is Superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is the first African American Superintendent of the Air Force Academy. He will discuss the strategic importance of diversity and his personal leadership journey, including how he has overcome barriers to diversity, equity and inclusion and how, as Superintendent of the Air Force Academy, he is continuing to break down barriers in educating the next generation of Air Force and Space Force leaders.

 He will be joined by:

• Dr. Michael Kenney, Director of the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies and Wesley W. Posvar Chair in International Security Studies, 

• Dr. Clyde Wilson Pickett, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and 

• Col./Ret. Ronald Poropatich, Director of the Center for Military Medicine Research (CMMR), Health Sciences and Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care.

Lt. General Clark directs a four-year regimen of military training, academics, athletic and character development programs leading to a Bachelor of Science degree and a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force or United States Space Force.  He graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1986. His commands include the 34th Bomb Squadron, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota; 12th Flying Training Wing, Randolph AFB, Texas; Eighth Air Force, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana, and Joint Functional Component Commander for Global Strike, Offutt AFB, Nebraska.  He has also served as a White House Fellow in Washington D.C.; the Commandant of Cadets, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado; Senior Defense Official/Defense Attaché, Cairo, Egypt, and as the Commander, Third Air Force, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

Prior to his current assignment, Lt. General Clark served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia.

This event is co-sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh’s Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies, the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, the Center for Military Medicine Research, the Office of Veteran’s Services, the Air Force ROTC, the Veteran’s Affinity Group, the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and the University Center for International Studies, as well as the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh.

Dial-In Information

REGISTER at https://bit.ly/LtGenClark

Friday, April 2 at 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

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