David G. “Jester” Smith will tell attendees at the AV Board of Trade Business Briefing luncheon on Tuesday, Aug. 26, “What we do every single day, and why you should care about that.”
As Installation Support Director for Edwards, David Smith is very much in a position to know. With a doctorate in business administration, and an Air Force career spanning the years from 1982 until he entered civilian service, Smith today champions essential infrastructure and support capabilities directly influencing the mission of the 412th Test Wing.
Before assuming his present duties, Dr. Smith served as Inspector General for Edwards AFB, and was an Experimental Test Flight Radar Navigator. He is a master navigator with over 3,000 flying hours, and is also a private pilot. He flew combat support missions in Operation Iraqi Freedom, and previously deployed to Baghdad in a combat capacity.
Doctor Smith was born a military dependent in Camp Zama, Japan, and calls Hawaii home. He is married to the former Denise Cook, and they share six children, a son Damien, and daughters, Daira, Darcie, Avalon, Bailee, and Madyson.
The luncheon is being sponsored by the Civilian Military Support Group (Civ-Mil).
Tickets for the Business Briefing luncheon in theHellenic Center in Lancaster are $20 per person with reservation by Monday, August 25, or $25 on the day of the event. Call the AV Board of Trade at 661-947-9033, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.