On Nov. 1-3, 16 distinguished civic leaders were invited to join the Airmen of Air Force Special Operations Command to experience the mission and capabilities.
The special guests were representatives that are involved in the Air Force Chief of Staff Civic Leader Program who work as unpaid CSAF advisers, each of them serving a term of four years. They also serve as ambassadors to their communities. The civic leaders, who visited Hurlburt and Eglin AFB, were joined by Gen. Stephen Wilson, vice chief of staff of the Air Force.
“Since less than one percent of the U.S. population has served or are currently serving in uniform, having advocates who can inform and educate on our behalf is essential,” Air Force Public Affairs Chief of Engagement Division Secretary Wendy Varhegyi said. “The time we invest with our civic leaders pays great dividends as they educate and inform their own peer groups. They also have the ability to provide candid feedback to senior leaders.”
Members of the Air Force Chief of Staff Civic Leader Program, which are community leaders, are nominated by Air Force major commands, the National Guard Bureau and Headquarters Air Force.