~ 12/5 CAP Sugar Valley Composite Squadron welcomes Vernon Robinson as our December speaker. Mr. Robinson will be speaking about African-American Aviation Pioneers. As an applied military historian, he knows this topic well. He is the son of a Tuskegee Airman (the first squadron of African-American military aviators who served during World War II); the great, great grandson of civil war veterans; and the 5 great grandson of a veteran of the battle of New Orleans in 1815. This event is open to public, and all are welcome to join us at 6:30 pm in the Blue Hangar. Bio: Mr. Robinson is a former US Air Force Captain, conservative political activist, former candidate for U.S. Congress, and a former City Council member in Winston-Salem. He graduated from the US Air Force Academy in 1977 and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant. While in the Air Force, he trained and served as a nuclear missile launch commander. During his service in the Air Force, Mr. Robinson earned an MBA from the University of Missouri. After leaving the Air Force, he moved to Winston-Salem with his wife Helene, and taught business administration at Winston-Salem State University. Mr. Robinson was an appointee to the US Dept. of Education during the George H.W. Bush Administration. Mr. Robinson was also instrumental in getting charter legislation passed for the North Carolina Leadership Academy. He is currently the president of Robinson Stratavision Consulting in Winston-Salem.