Lieutenant General Richard (Dick) Newton III, USAF
(USA, Retired, USAF 1978)
Leadership, Leader Development, Strategic Planning, Operational Management,
Strategic Communications, Change Management, Aerospace Operations
Dick currently serves as the Executive Director of The Union League Club in New York City. Founded in 1863 by a group of concerned citizens to help preserve the Union, The Union League Club has built, over ensuing years, a record of distinguished service to our country. As Executive Director his responsibilities incorporate both the historic duties of the General Manager and additional responsibilities. He is a member of the Club's Executive Committee, and Finance Committee, and reports to the Club's President, House Chairman, and ultimately to the Board of Governors. He also supports the Public Affairs and the Military Affairs Committees.
Dick capped his 34-year military career as the Assistant Vice Chief of Staff and Director of the Air Staff, Headquarters, U.S Air Force, Washington, D.C. until June 2012. After he transitioned from the Air Force, he served as Executive Vice President of the 100,000 member Air Force Association in Arlington, Virginia. His vast experience in the U.S. Military includes serving as the Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff Manpower, Personnel and Services, the senior Air Force official responsible for the comprehensive plans and policies for nearly 670,000 military and civilian Air Force members. He served as Chairman of the Board of the $10B for profit Army & Air Force Exchange Service, overseeing 3,600 retail stores and Chairman of the Board of the 252 store Defense Commissary Agency. A command pilot with nearly 3000 flying hours, earlier in his career he commanded Minot Air Force Base and the 5th Bomb Wing in North Dakota and the nation's first B-2 Stealth bomber squadron. Among his previous positions as a General Officer, Newton served as the Director, Plans and Policy, U.S. Strategic Command. Also, he was the Director of Deputy Director Global Operations, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, responsible to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs for oversight of worldwide cyber and information operations, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations, space and missile defense, and Special Technical Operations. He currently serves on a number of boards including a Trustee of the USAF Academy Falcon Foundation and the Board of Governors of the USMA Class of 1950. Dick is a frequent guest national security contributor on Fox News.
Addresses many audiences on a number of topics to include National Security, Leadership Development, and Air, Space and Cyber power. Testified to the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives on a variety of issues and topics. Holds numerous military awards.
United States Air Force Academy Class of 1978 (B.S. History)
Webster University (M.A. Industrial Psychology and Human Relations)
The National War College, (M.S. National Security Strategy)
The USAF Academy Falcon Foundation and Association of Graduates
The National Veterans Museum Board of Directors
The Tony Janus Distinguished Aviation Society