Language, Regional Expertise
& Culture Symposium
March 29 - 30, 2017 | Maxwell Air Force Base, AL
General (ret) Roger A. Brady
General Roger A. Brady is Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe; Commander, Air Component Command, Ramstein; and Director, Joint Air Power Competency Center, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. He provides command and control for air, space and missile defense for activities in an area of operations covering almost one-fifth of the globe. This area includes 51 countries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and the Arctic and Atlantic oceans with a total population reaching nearly one billion people speaking more than 80 languages. He also has administrative control of 17th Air Force, providing support, logistics and resources to U.S. Africa Command.
General Brady entered the Air Force in 1969 through the University of Oklahoma ROTC program. He has commanded a support group and flying training wing, and he was vice commander of an air logistics center. The general has served as a director of personnel, logistics, plans and programs, and operations at three major commands. His involvement in deployed operations includes service in Vietnam, deployment of NATO forces in support of Operation Desert Storm, securing coalition support for the stand-up of expeditionary wings during Operation Allied Force, and providing Total Force and Civil Reserve Air Fleet air mobility support to operations Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Prior to his current position, General Brady was the Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower and Personnel, Headquarters U.S. Air Force.
General Brady is a command pilot with more than 3,900 hours in tanker, airlift and training aircraft.
Professor Peter Stone has worked in heritage education, interpretation, and management for the last 30 years. He is currently the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Property Protection and Peace at Newcastle University, UK, Chair of the UK Committee of the Blue Shield, and Secretary of Blue Shield International. He was previously Head of the School of Arts and Cultures and Professor of Heritage Studies in the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies at Newcastle.
In 2003 he was advisor to the Ministry of Defence regarding the identification and protection of the archaeological cultural heritage in Iraq. He has remained active in working with the military to refine attitudes and develop processes for the better protection of cultural property in times of conflict. He has written extensively on this topic including co-editing, with Joanne Farchakh Bajjaly, The Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Iraq (2008) and editing Cultural Heritage, Ethics and the Military (2011). His article ‘The 4 Tier approach’ led to the establishment of the UK’s Joint Service Cultural Property Protection Working Group which has laid the groundwork for the re-establishment of a cultural property protection capability in UK forces. He has recently advised Members of both Houses of Parliament and Ministers on the Cultural Property (Armed Conflict) Act that will enable the UK to finally ratify the 1954 Hague Convention on the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and both its Protocols.
Between 1998 and 2008 Professor Stone was honorary Chief Executive Officer of the World Archaeological Congress. He was part of the team that developed UNESCO’s World Heritage Education Project, Chair of the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site Management Plan Committee, and a member of the National Trust’s Archaeological Advisory Panel. Before joining Newcastle University Professor Stone had worked for English Heritage, as a field archaeologist, and history teacher. He is married with four grown-up children.
Professor Peter Stone
Coalition at the Core
Today's military places great significance in having cultural knowledge and communication proficiency lie not only with its formally educated professionals, but with each service member. The new Air Force Chief of Staff, General David L. Goldfein, is at the forefront of integrating such critical competencies at each level within the AF rank structure, stating that being "Coalition at the Core" drives our military's success in joint environments with international partners.
The Air Force Culture and Language Center and the DLIFLC Language Training Detachment at Maxwell AFB invite you to take part in this unique opportunity to network with some of the field's leading experts and discuss issues such as:
• The role of religion in conflict and reconciliation
• International military perspectives on US approaches
• Cross-cultural engagement and language immersion
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29 March 2017
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