Our Board of Directors include a wide range of leaders, who are highly engaged in all aspects of AFSC, actively developing strategies that ensure the fulfillment of our unique mission, and shaping AFSC as a very different type of company.
Lieutenant General Bradley C. Hosmer (USAF, Retired)
Chairman of the Board
Lieutenant General Bradley C. Hosmer (USAF, Retired) chairs the Board of Directors of the Armed Forces Services Corporation (AFSC). Formerly, he was a Director of the Army and Air Force Mutual Aid Association (AAFMAA). Hosmer served as Inspector General of the Air Force, the President of the National Defense University, and the Vice Director of the Joint Staff where he was fully engaged in all security and policy matters involving the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Chairman, JCS. Hosmer retired in 1994 as the Superintendent of the US Air Force Academy.
Since his retirement, he has chaired a Blue Ribbon commission, a variety of review groups, and helped establish long range planning for the Air Force. He sits on the Editorial Board of a scholarly journal and continues to participate in both government and private sector long-range strategic planning. He retains a strong interest in the evolving issues of national security. He is a Regent of the University of New Mexico and a Director of the UNM Health Sciences Center.
Hosmer commanded two fighter wings and a fighter Air Division, he was the Director for Plans for Air Forces in the Pacific. In his early service, Hosmer served in Vietnam as an Air Liaison Officer with the 1st Air Calvary Division, attended school with the U.S. Navy in Newport, Rhode Island and served on the Air Staff and in various Air Force units in the field. He has a B.S. in Basic Science from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a M.A. in International Relations and Economics from Oxford University.
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General Michael P.C. Carns (USAF, Retired)
General Michael P. C. Carns (USAF, Retired) serves on a number of Department of Defense panels, task forces, board of directors of corporations and is a consultant for a number of businesses. As a fighter pilot in the military flying combat missions in Vietnam, Carns earned the Silver Star, the nation's third highest combat decoration. His senior appointments include: Deputy Commander in Chief, Pacific; Director of the Joint Staff and Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Desert Storm period; Vice Chief of Staff USAF during the Bush and Clinton Administrations; and Commander of the 13th Air Force, Republic of the Philippines during the Philippine government crisis. He has also held a variety of senior military staff appointments in Europe and the Pacific.
Carns maintains extensive international contacts with senior level government, university and business officials. He has authored and published a number of articles on current issues including such topics as the need to substantially alter the military acquisition process, the benefits of privatizing military logistics functions, the lagging role of the United States in space, the role of the military war fighter, the eroding effectiveness of US nuclear deterrence, the evolving role of military force, and most recently applying energy efficiency standards to weapons system effectiveness.
After his retirement, Carns served as the Managing Director of a healthcare firm and afterwards as the Executive Director of a New York-based policy research firm specializing in Pacific Rim security, international capital flows and international energy demands. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Harvard Business School and the Royal College of Defense Studies (UK) with a M.A. in Business Administration.
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Rear Admiral S. Frank Gallo (USN, Retired)
Rear Admiral S. Frank Gallo (USN, Retired) served as the National Executive Director of the Armed Services YMCA, USA. He was an Ensign in the U.S. Navy serving on the USS Estes in San Diego and was designated as a naval aviator flying the P2v Neptune in Patrol Squadron Twenty-Three in Brunswick, Maine. He then served in Carrier Division Twenty and Carrier Division Fourteen on the USS Essex, USS Intrepid and USS WASP as a Communications Officer. Gallo was the Executive Officer and Commanding Officer at Patrol Squadron Twenty-Four in Jacksonville, Florida and commanded Patrol Wing Eleven. He also worked for the OPNAV Staff in Washington, DC as Executive Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Air Warfare).
Gallo has received many awards including the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (2), Meritorious Service Medal (2), Air Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Vietnamese Service Medal, Philippine Presidential Unit Commendation, Vietnamese Civil Action Ribbon, and the Federal Armed Forces Commendation Silver Cross from the Federal Republic of Germany.
Gallo was the Executive Assistant to the Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic; Commander-in-Chief, US Atlantic Command; and Commander-in-Chief, US Atlantic Fleet Staff. He was selected for Flag rank in 1985 and commanded Patrol Wings Atlantic Fleet and subsequently commanded Fleet Air Mediterranean. He served as Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel in Washington, DC prior to his retirement in 1993. Gallo earned a B.S. in Marine Engineering from the New York State Maritime College, earned a M.A. in Aeronautical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and attended the Naval War College.
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Major General Vernon B. Lewis, Jr. (USA, Retired)
Major General Vernon B. Lewis, Jr. (USA, Retired) has served on the boards of several public and private companies. He spent five years on the Army Science Board and was appointed by the Secretary of the Army as the first Honorary Colonel of his Regiment in the 82nd Airborne Division---an honor he held for six years. He was singled out by the Field Artillery Association for its annual special recognition honor after retirement. He served three tours in combat: first, as a Forward Observer and Fire Direction Officer in an Artillery Battalion in Korea; second, as a Sector Advisor in the Binh Thaun Province in Vietnam; and third, as a Battalion Commander in the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam.
Lewis entered the Army as a Recruit on his 18th birthday and retired 29 years later as a Major General. At the time of his retirement, he was the youngest Major General in the Army. After retirement in 1977, he conceptualized and founded two successful businesses: Cypress International Inc., a company involved in business development and international marketing of aerospace products, and Military Professional Resources, Inc. (now MPRI), a military training and education company. He served as CEO of Cypress International for 11 years until he resigned and became CEO and later Chairman of the Board of MPRI until the company was sold to L3 Communications in 2000. Both Cypress and MPRI remain in business today. He also founded the Lone Star Eagle, a weekly newspaper in East Texas, and was Chairman of the Board and an editorial writer of that publication. He is a leader in the Republican Party in his area of East Texas, and is in the Hall of Fame of the Roaring Lambs, a Christian business organization in Dallas.
Lewis' military awards and decorations include: Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star (two awards), Distinguished Flying Cross, Legion of Merit (two awards), Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Air Medal (eleven awards), Commendation Medal for Valor (two awards), Vietnamese National Honor Medal, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross (gold and silver), Master Parachutist Badge, and Combat Infantry Badge. Lewis began his college education at East Texas Baptist College, earning a Bachelor of Education Degree at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and an M.A. in Science at George Washington University. He is also a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College, the Armed Forces Staff College, and the National War College in Washington, DC.
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Major General Michael Joseph Nardotti, Jr. (USA, Retired)
Major General Michael Joseph Nardotti, Jr. (USA, Retired) served as a Reconnaissance Platoon Leader and later as a Company Commander in the 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) at Fort Carson, Colorado. He served as the Rifle Platoon Leader for B Troup, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) in Vietnam, where he was wounded in action. Following his recovery, General Nardotti served two years as an Instructor of Physical Education at West Point. Nardotti's awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal with "V" Device (Oak Leaf Cluster), Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab, and Army Staff Identification Badge.
Nardotti earned a B.S. from the United States Military Academy and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 1976. After his service in Europe, he attended the Judge Advocate Officer Graduate Course in Charlottesville, Virginia. Nardotti is also a graduate of West Point. He completed Airborne, Ranger and Infantry Officer training at Fort Benning, Georgia. He attended the Armed Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia and the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania.
Upon receiving his law degree, Nardotti served briefly as an Assistant Staff Judge Advocate at West Point and then was assigned to Germany as a Prosecutor and later Officer-in-Charge of the Butzbach Legal Center in the 3rd Armored Division. Nardotti was then assigned as a Litigation Attorney and later Chief of the Tort Branch of the Army Litigation Division in Washington, DC, and was subsequently assigned as the Staff Judge Advocate, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas. Nardotti then served as the Staff Judge Advocate of the U.S. Army Infantry Center at Fort Benning, Georgia. He served briefly in the Contract Appeals Division of the United States Army Legal Services Agency prior to his promotion to Brigadier General. He served as Assistant Judge Advocate General for Civil Law and Litigation and then was promoted and appointed as the Judge Advocate General of the Army in 1993. He served in that position until his retirement in 1997.
Following his Army retirement, Nardotti entered private practice with the law firm of Patton Boggs LLP in Washington, DC. His practice focuses on government investigations and a variety of defense and national security issues.
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CSM Felix W. Acosta (USA, Retired)
Command Sergeant Major Felix W. Acosta (USA, Retired) is a Farm Placement Specialist for the Virginia Employment Commission providing services to migrant and seasonal agricultural workers (MSAW) in the western region of Virginia. He provides advice on the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA) and labor laws pertaining to child labor, crew leaders, and Social Security.
Prior to this, Acosta was a Command Sergeant Major in the United States Army serving as principal advisor to the Commanding General of the 18th Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg in North Carolina on all matters pertaining to enlisted soldiers. Several positions held by Acosta at Fort Bragg include Command Sergeant Major for the 82nd Airborne Division, Command Sergeant Major for the 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, and Command Sergeant Major for the 3rd Battalion of the 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment.
Acosta studied at the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy. He served on the Advisory Board of the Migrant Health Network of Southwest Virginia and on the National Advisory Council on Migrant Health to the Secretary of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C.
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Captain Bradley J. Snyder (USA, Retired)
President Emeritus, AFSC
Captain Bradley J. Snyder (USA, Retired) was commissioned in the Regular Army as a 2nd Lieutenant in Armor, and later assigned to the 8th US Cavalry stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington. He was ordered to Vietnam as an advisor to the 4th Troop, 3rd Armored Cavalry Squadron, ARVN, and he served in this capacity for approximately eight months before being wounded. After seven months at Walter Reed, he was medically retired for his wounds. Snyder was awarded with the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Combat Infantry Badge.
After retiring in 1966, Snyder was employed by Army and Air Force Mutual Aid Association as the Assistant Secretary-Treasurer. He received the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation in 1970. He was promoted to Vice President and Secretary, then Vice President and Treasurer, and was eventually appointed President from 1987 through 2000. When AFSC was formed as a spin-off from Army and Air Force Mutual Aid Association, Snyder retired to become the President and CEO of the new organization. This corporation is a spin off from Army and Air Force Mutual Aid Association of which he was President from April 1987 to June 2000. Since the passage of the military Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) in September 1972, Snyder has given numerous talks and written a number of articles regarding the integration of Social Security and VA benefits with SBP.
After 41 years of service, Snyder retired as the President and CEO of AFSC in 2006. He is now President Emeritus of AFSC and a member of the Board of Directors. He remains in a part time status to continue providing services to members and their families. Snyder graduated from The Citadel, Class of 1962.
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Geoffrey J. Deutsch
President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Mr. Geoffrey J. Deutsch has spent nearly 25 years helping transform large healthcare and human service delivery systems. Deutsch’s early career as a “turnaround” executive spanned international hospital systems, health technology companies, case management firms and human service organizations where he established a record of rapid, breakthrough performance improvements.
In 2001 Deutsch began his service to AFSC as a volunteer supporting the organization's leadership. He was named President and CEO of AFSC in 2006. AFSC is recognized for bringing fast, committed staff to Federal programs serving the military community, and is now a top 1% high-growth company.
Deutsch has worked for leading nonprofits such as Johns Hopkins Hospital and the American Red Cross, where like AFSC, the mission goals come before the business goals. As a volunteer, Deutsch has spent years supporting the Presidents and Boards of several national charities, with a focus on applying business principles to the nonprofit sector. Much of his most important work deals with managing organizational change—specifically the change resistance inherent in systems and people.
Deutsch still does extensive volunteer work supporting his local community, as well several of the largest national charities serving the military. Deutsch is also on the Board of the National Center for Social Entrepreneurs.
Deutsch earned an M.B.A. from Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration and a B.S. in Architecture from the University of Virginia.
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CSM Keith R. Miller, CLU, ChFC (USA, Retired)
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Keith R. Miller has over 23 years of active duty military experience in personnel administration, senior level leadership and management. His career spanned various operational areas including Germany, Korea, Saudi Arabia and numerous stateside assignments. Miller has held various leadership positions including First Sergeant 546th PSC; Command Sergeant Major of the 3rd Personnel Group in Fort Hood, Texas with deployment to Desert Shield/Desert Storm, and Command Sergeant Major 8th Personnel Command, Korea.
He culminated his career as Command Sergeant Major of the U.S. Army Personnel Command in Alexandria, Virginia, where he served as the Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Department of the Army Personnel Command. Miller served as the Commanding General's Senior Advisor for Department of the Army Enlisted Affairs, Senior Liaison between major field commands and DA Personnel Command, and a Senior Training Developer for Personnel Command Soldiers.
Miller is a graduate of Class 15 (nonresident), U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy in Ft Bliss, Texas. After retiring from the Army in 1996, he was employed by Army and Air Force Mutual Aid Association (AAFMAA) in Arlington, Virginia, where he served as a Senior Benefits Counselor. In July 2000 when AFSC was formed as a spin-off from AAFMAA, Miller was appointed as the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the new organization. He is certified as a Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant from The American College in Bryn Mawr, PA, and is a Registered Investment Advisor and Licensed Insurance Consultant in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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General Jimmy D. Ross (USA, Deceased)
Honorary Director, AFSC Board of Directors
General Jimmy D. Ross retired from the Army in 1994 and went on to serve as a key member of several Boards of Directors, to include service as Vice Chair, Armed Forces Services Corporation. As our Vice Chair, General Ross epitomized the values of AFSC- a true gentleman, a brilliant strategist, and a tireless, compassionate force for improving lives within the military community.
General Ross was born in Hosston, Louisiana. Upon completion of a BS degree in Education from Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas in 1958, he was also commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Transportation Corps. He also held a Masters' degree in business administration from Central Michigan University.
General Ross was a distinguished officer in the military for 36 years. He culminated an exemplary career with duties as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, U.S. Army, where he served for four and a half years, and as Commanding General, Army Material Command from February 1992 to February 1994.
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Lieutenant General Henry Doctor Jr.(Deceased)
Honorary Director, AFSC Board of Directors
Lieutenant General Henry Doctor Jr., was widely known as an exceptional leader with a long history of distinguished service to our nation and to our organization. He served over 34 years in the military, culminating his career as The Inspector General of the United States Army. LTG Doctor served with distinction as a Director on the Armed Forces Services Corporation Board of Directors and on our parent organization’s Board of Directors, for over 16 years, up to the time of his passing on December 7, 2007, providing the members with devoted and tireless service. His service as Director exemplified the highest traditions of leadership, professionalism and dedication and was respected by all. LTG Doctor is recognized as an honorary Director of the Armed Forces Services Corporation and his legacy of leadership is honored each year through award of the AFSC LTG Henry Doctor, Jr., Award to an AFSC employee. of both organizations
LTG Doctor Jr. once said that his philosophy on life was based on three principles: faith, commitment and education. He was noted for his genuine spirit and his love for people. Retired Army General Colin Powell spoke at LTG Doctor’s funeral and stated that Hank was a mentor who was passionate about helping others, a uniquely powerful guiding beacon to many young minority officers.
AFSC is forever grateful to have benefited from the opportunity to work closely with him, and on behalf of the many soldiers, families, and fellow associates of AFSC, let it be known that Lieutenant General Henry Doctor will be missed, but he will never be forgotten.
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