Edwards Test Wing Commander Schaefer to speak at luncheon
- December 1, 2015
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Brig. Gen. Carl E. Schaefer, Commander of the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, will address the Antelope Valley Board of Trade Business Briefing luncheon, Tuesday, Nov. 24.
The luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the featured program beginning at about noon. Reservations for this program are strongly advised. Call the Board of Trade office at (661) 947-9033 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations. Luncheon tickets are $20 per person for Board of Trade members will reservations, or $25 at the door.
Brig. Gen. Schaefer leads a wing of 7,100 personnel in the developmental test and evaluation of F-35, KC-46, F-22, F-16, B-1, B-2, B-52, C-17, C-130, KC-135, Global Hawk, joint remotely piloted aircraft and emerging technologies.
Additionally, General Schaefer is the Installation Commander responsible for operating the base and supporting more than 12,000 active duty, reserve, civil service, and defense contractors at Edwards, the second largest base in the U. S. Air Force.
General Schaefer was commissioned in 1990 as a distinguished graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He served in a variety of flying and staff assignments to include command at the squadron, group and wing levels. General Schaefer is a U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School graduate and a command pilot with more than 3,000 flying hours in over 30 aircraft types. He has flown combat missions in support of operations Deny Flight and Allied Force. Prior to his current assignment, he served as the Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force and Chief of Staff of the Air Force for F-35 Integration.
In addition to his Bachelor’s degree in engineering sciences from the Air Force Academy, General Schaefer holds a Master’s degree in systems engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and a Master’s in strategic studies from the Air War College, as well as advanced training in additional leadership disciplines.
General Schaefer holds numerous military awards and decorations, including the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster; Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters; Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters; Aerial Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters; Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters; Army Commendation Medal and Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster.
This luncheon is generously sponsored by: