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Leadership

 

Walter H. Ward - Director

Mr. Walter H. Ward, Jr. (Howard) is the Director of the Air Force Culture and Language Center (AFCLC) at Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL. The AFCLC is a team of 50 military, federal civilian, and contract personnel that support the application of airpower by enabling seamless operation with many air forces using culture, regional expertise, and language education and training. The AFCLC develops officer and enlisted Airmen proficient in language, culture and negotiation competencies covering 95 languages through the Language Enabled Airman Program (LEAP). The AFCLC also reaches over 210,000 Airmen per year through online training, Community College of the Air Force-accredited courses, officer professional military education, General Officer pre-deployment training, media operations, and expeditionary culture field guides. Mr. Ward is a retired colonel and Master Navigator with over 4,400 hrs in KC-135A/R/RT, C-130E/H1/H2/H3/J. His most recent operational assignment was Commander, 317th Airlift Group, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. He commanded six squadrons, consisting of 1,200 aviators, maintenance professionals and support personnel, and 28 C-130J aircraft engaged in worldwide combat aerial delivery operations. He is married to the former Gwen M. Orwig and they have three children.

 

Gregory Day - Director of Staff, Chief of Mission Support

Staff

 

Lt. Col Todd Butler - Chief, Culture & Region Division

Lt. Col Todd Butler is the Chief of the Air Force Culture and Language Center's Region  & Culture Division. He is also the Deputy Director of the USAF Center for Unconventional Weapons Studies (CUWS) in charge of Arms Control Training and Education for the Air Force. He was previously an Assistant Professor in the International Security Studies Department, Air Command and Staff College at Air University. Selected for Graduate Studies in 2009, Todd completed a M.S. in International Affairs from the Sam Nunn School of International Relations at Georgia Tech where he was also an associate professor of aerospace studies in their AFROTC program. Lt Col Butler is a part of LEAP (Language Enabled Airman Program) being fluent in both Brazilian and European Portuguese and has been on the AU faculty since 2007. His research interests include international security policy, Latin American and Caribbean Studies (Brazil SME), and technology innovation and dispersion.

Olin Goodhue - Chief, Education Support

Faculty

 

 

Dr. Scott Edmondson - Assistant Professor of Regional and Cultural Studies (Africa)

Dr. Patricia Fogarty - Assistant Professor of Cross-Cultural Relations

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Last Updated: April 8, 2017

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