Speaker: Lieutenant General Douglas H. Owens USAF (Retired)
Topic: Lone Star Flight Museum
General Owens is the CEO of the Lone Star Flight Museum in Houston, TX. He is responsible for a new $38M state of the art aviation museum and STEM learning center dedicated to inspiring young Americans towards futures of promise and purpose. He also serves as the National Commander for the Order of Daedalians, the national fraternity of military aviators. In that role, he is Chairman of the Order’s Board of Directors and oversees the Headquarters Staff that supports a membership of 11,000 worldwide.
He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and retired in 2013 after more than 33 years of service. He commanded at the squadron, group and wing levels, served as vice commander of a numbered air force and twice as a major command vice commander. He also served in a variety of operational and staff positions to include the Operations Directorate on the Joint Staff, supporting operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom and others worldwide.
General Owens is a command pilot with more than 3,100 hours in trainer and fighter aircraft. After instructor pilot duties, he flew combat missions in the first A-10 squadron deployed to operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. General Owens served five tours in the Pacific, including command of the 607 Air Operations Group in Korea, commander of the 36 Wing on Guam and as vice commander of 13 Air Force and Pacific Air Forces in Hawaii