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May 4, 2015
2015 At Ease Luncheon
We are excited to have Col. Lee Ellis as our keynote speaker for the 2015 At Ease Luncheon! A native of Commerce, Georgia, Colonel Lee Ellis graduated from the University of Georgia in 1965 as a Distinguished Graduate of Air Force ROTC. He received his pilot wings in August 1966 at Moody AFB, GA and was assigned to fly the F-4C Phantom fighter-bomber. In 1967 Colonel Ellis was assigned to Danang Air Base, Republic of Vietnam, where he flew 68 combat missions with 53 over North Vietnam. On November 7, 1967 he was shot down, captured and held as a prisoner of war for more than five years. After repatriation in March 1973 he returned to flying duties with increasing positions of leadership. His assignments included duty as a T-38 instructor pilot, flight commander and section commander at Moody AFB GA and Randolph AFB TX, (560 FTS). At Randolph AFB, he also served as chief of flight standardization and evaluation, ATC staff officer, and flying squadron commander of the 560 FTS. After graduating from the Air War College in 1983, he served as Vice-Commandant Squadron Officer School (SOS) and Commander AFROTC Det. 160 (PAS) at the University of Georgia.
Colonel Ellis is a command pilot whose decorations include the Silver Star with one Oak Leaf Cluster; the Legion of Merit with one Oak Leaf Cluster; the Bronze Star with Valor Device; the Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters; the Purple Heart; the Air Medal with eight Oak Leaf Clusters; and the Prisoner of War Medal.
Colonel Ellis is founder and President of Leadership Freedom LLC, serving for more than fifteen years as a leadership consultant, executive coach and keynote speaker. He has authored or co-authored three books and two workbooks on leadership and career development.
Colonel Ellis and his wife Mary reside in Cumming, GA and have four grown children and six grandchildren.
May 4, 2015
455 N. 10th Street - Omaha, NE
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Ann and Ken Stinson to receive the At Ease Founders’ Award.
Larry King, Chairman, President & CEO of Woodmen of the World is the 2015 Luncheon Honorary Chair