The Greater Navarre Area Chamber of Commerce and the Navarre Area Board of Realtors are jointly sponsoring a Military Appreciation Breakfast at 8 a.m., Thursday, April 27, at the Hurlburt Soundside Club. Lt. General Brad Webb, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command will be the guest speaker.
Webb oversees the Air Force component of U.S. Special Operations Command known as AFSOC, which provides Air Force special operations forces for worldwide deployment and assignment to unified combatant commanders. The command has approximately 19,500 active-duty, Reserve, Air National Guard and civilian professionals.
Webb, a 1984 U.S. Air Force Academy graduate is a command pilot with more than 3,700 flying hours, including 117 combat hours in Afghanistan, Iraq and Bosnia. He has commanded the 20th Special Operations Squadron, the 352nd Special Operations Group, the 1st Special Operations Wing, the 23rd Air Force, Special Operations Command Europe and NATO Special Operations Headquarters. His staff assignments include duty at Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, at the Joint Special Operations Command, and in Office of the Secretary of Defense.
During his career, Webb has earned a multitude of awards and decorations, including, the Defense Superior Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star with two oak leaf clusters, NATO Meritorious Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Aerial Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, Air Force Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Air Force Combat Action Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Gallant Unit Citation with oak leaf cluster, Joint Meritorious Unit Award with three oak leaf clusters and the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with “V” device and six oak leaf clusters. Additionally, he was awarded the 1996 Cheney Award for most valorous flight of the year in humanitarian regard.
To sign up for the event, contact the Greater Navarre Area Chamber or the Navarre Area Board of Realtors.