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Continuing Clara Barton’s Work – The Defense Personnel Accounting Agency (DPAA)
November 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm| Pay-What-You-Please
Discover the ways Clara Barton’s work of searching for missing soldiers is carried on today
On November 7 at 6:00 PM, join us at the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office as we welcome Lieutenant Colonel Joseph M. Ladymon to discuss the work of the Defense Personnel Accounting Agency (DPAA)
DPAA’s mission “is to provide the fullest possible accounting for our missing personnel, their families and our nation” from conflicts dating back to the Second World War. In fulfilling this mission, DPAA carries on the legacy of Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office. Lt. Col. Ladymon will discuss DPAA’s work today – connecting the past with the present.
This will be a “pay-what-you-please” program.
Lieutenant Colonel Joseph M. Ladymon is currently the Chief of the Research Support Division at the Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. Lieutenant Colonel Ladymon was commissioned through Officer Training School at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama in April 2002. Upon completion of the Intelligence Officers Course, he was assigned as Chief, Target Production, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Lieutenant Colonel Ladymon graduated the Intelligence Weapons Instructor Course (IWIC) December 2006 at Nellis Air Force Base Nevada. Upon completion of IWIC, Lieutenant Colonel Ladymon became the Chief of Intelligence Operations for the 18th Operations Support Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan, where he oversaw all intelligence training and intelligence support for six operational squadrons. Additionally, during this time, he was deployed as the Wing Intelligence Weapons Officer in support of Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM. In April 2012, he was made the Director of Staff for the Commandant of the United States Air Force Weapons School. In July 2016, Lieutenant Colonel Ladymon was assigned at the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) Intelligence Advisor providing support and guidance to the RSAF/A2, and was Chief of the United States Air Force Division Operations Branch.