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The 2014-2015 Fourth Friday Speaker Series  

Upcoming Speakers:

Brigadier General Glen D. VanHerck

April 24, 2015 - 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Fine Arts Theater , Mineral Area College, Park Hills, MO (map)

The public is invited to attend the Fourth Friday presentation by Brigadier General Glen VanHerck at 10 a.m., April 24, in the Fine Arts Theatre at MAC’s Park Hills campus. A Q&A session will follow. For more information, contact Amy McKenna-Jones, (573) 518-2146 or The lecture is free and open to the public.

Brig. Gen. Glen D. VanHerck is the Commander, 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. He is responsible for the combat readiness of the Air Force's only B-2 wing, including development and employment of the B-2's combat capability as part of the Air Force's Global Strike Task Force. His command provides logistics support for the Air Force Reserve 442nd Fighter Wing; Missouri Air National Guard 131st Bomb Wing; Air Combat Command 20th Reconnaissance Squadron; and the Missouri Army National Guard 1st Battalion, 135th Aviation Unit.  He manages flying assets in excess of $46 billion and an annual operations and maintenance budget of $147 million.


General VanHerck was born in Murray, Kentucky, and grew up in Bismarck, Missouri. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri and was commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program. He has a diverse background that includes operational and training assignments in the F-15C and B-2A. He has served as an Instructor Pilot and Flight Examiner in the F-15C, B-2A, and the T-6A. Additionally, he served as a U.S. Air Force Weapons School Instructor in the F-15C and the B-2A.


He has commanded at the squadron, group, and wing command levels. Additionally, he has served as a Deputy Operations Group Commander and Vice Wing Commander. His staff assignments include tours at Headquarters Air Combat Command and the U.S. Strategic Command.


Fall 2015:

To be announced

Previous Speakers:

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster

Jay Sheets

Representative Paul Fitzwater

Representative Kevin Engler

Representative Elaine Gannon

Representative Linda Black

Senator Gary Romine

Colonel Glen VanHerck

Representative Kevin Engler

3rd District Senate Candidate Debate (Romine/Fallert)

115th District Candidate Debate (Emerson/McCane)

U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson

Rep. Linda Black

Dr. Frank Nickell

Senator Kevin Engler

J.C. Kuessner

Michael and Melissa Goldsmith

Michael Alesandrini

Candy Zarcone    

MAC TRIO Programs

Rep. Shelley Keeney

Hon. Stanley A. Grimm

Rep. Steven Tilley

February 2015

October 2014

September 2014

April 2014

February 2014

October 2013

September 2013

April 2013

March 2013

October 2012

September 2012

August 2012

April 2012

March 2012

February 2012

October 2011

September 2011

August 2011

March 2011

February 2011

August 2010

October 2010

September 2010