February is celebrated annually as the Black History Month, a time to celebrate the achievements of our African-American colleagues, forebears and fellow citizens and their indispensable contributions to our institute, industry and nation. In celebration of this theme, we are proud to announce a lecture by Colonel (Retired) Clyde Romero. Mr. Romero lecture will focus on his aviation journey and experiences.
Mr. Romero is a Retired Colonel with 26 years of service from Air National Guard. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Flight School and U.S.A.F Flight School (both fixed wing and rotary wing rated). He has flown UH-1, OH-6, KC-135, RF-101C and RF-4C military aircraft. He is a Vietnam Veteran with over 1100 hours of combat time and total military flight time in excess of 4000 hours. He received several military awards and decorations, namely, Silver Star, Bronze Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, 33 Air Medals, Purple Heart, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, Vietnam Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal. He was a member of the 9th Air Force battle staff in charge of all reconnaissance assets assigned to CENTCOM for sic years leading up to Gulf war I Desert Shield Desert Storm. He was later employed by American Airlines as a pilot for 38 years and was a captain for 33 years. He flew B-727, B-737, Airbus 310/320/321/330 with a total civilian flying time in excess of 30,000 hours. He is a former president of Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association, member of the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Association, member of the Daedalians Association and Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association.