Q2 '23 Luncheon Presentation Thrasher-Horne Conference Center | 11:45A TO 1:15P
283 College Drive, Orange Park, FL 32065

We were honored to hear from Major General Chad “Sparky” Franks.  Major General Franks retired from the Air Force after 31 years of dedicated service. He culminated his career as the Commander, 15th Air Force, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. General Franks was responsible for organizing, training and equipping 13 wings and three direct reporting units in Air Combat Command ensuring operational readiness of over 800 aircraft and 47,000 Airmen.

General Franks is a decorated command pilot with more than 3200 flying hours in the MH-60G, HH-60G, HC-130, and T-37 including combat hours flown in Europe and Southwest Asia. General Franks’ area of expertise includes operations, strategic development, risk management, team building, leading large organizations, and change management. He was awarded a Master’s in Strategy Studies from the U.S. Army War College as well as a Master’s in Military Operational Art and Science from the USAF Air Command and Staff College.