Air Force Chief of Staff selects Space Foundation executive as Colorado representative
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 22, 2006) -- The most senior leader in the U.S. Air Force wants to exchange ideas with citizens from across the nation through the “Air Force Chief of Staff’s Civic Leader Group.” Elliot G. Pulham, president and chief executive officer of the Space Foundation, has been named as the civic leader representing the Colorado Springs area. Gen T. Michael Moseley, chief of staff, United States Air Force, has reached into 24 communities from across the United States and selected seven women and 17 men to serve as local representatives on the “Air Force Chief of Staff’s Civic Leader Group.” The group will meet at least twice a year to receive briefings, share views, and exchange ideas on what is happening all across the Air Force, according to Moseley. “One of my goals as Chief of Staff is to strengthen the partnership between our bases’ communities, their leaders, and senior Air Force leadership,” Moseley said. “The folks in this civic leader group have a lot to offer to their communities, their respective bases, to each other, and to the Air Force as a whole. Together, there are a lot of great things we can accomplish.” The members of the group were each nominated by commanders at individual bases and are widely respected community leaders from all over the country. In his role at the Space Foundation, Pulham has served as a champion of the critical national security work carried out locally at Peterson Air Force Base, Schriever Air Force Base, Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, and the United States Air Force Academy. “It’s an honor to represent the Colorado Springs area in this important dialogue with General Moseley and his leadership team,” said Pulham. “I look forward to working with this diverse group of leaders from business, academia, medicine, philanthropy and government.” Although the concept of a civic leader group is not new, such groups typically form around an individual unit or base. This one is unique because its scope is to encompass the entire United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, Moseley said. “For a long time now, members of this group have been steadfast friends and strong supporters of the Air Force,” Moseley said. “Our Air Force is the best in the world because of the support of incredible citizens like these.” About the Space Foundation Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that vigorously advances civil, commercial, and national security space endeavors and educational excellence. The Space Foundation has offices in Washington, D.C., and Cape Canaveral, Fla. The Space Foundation’s signature event, the National Space Symposium, is scheduled for April 3-6, 2006, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo. Along with partnering organizations, the Space Foundation also conducts Inside Aerospace, April 24-25, 2006, in Washington, D.C.; Strategic Space and Defense, 10-12 Oct. 2006 in Omaha, Neb.; and Florida Space, Dec. 5-7, 2006, in Orlando, Fla. For more information, visit www.SpaceFoundation.org.