After three years with the Air Force Aid Society, Kaleth Wright will be stepping down from his position as CEO following the conclusion of his contract later this month. We wish Kaleth all the best as he pursues other opportunities. AFAS is grateful for Kaleth’s tenure and leadership and appreciates his service to the organization and the U.S. Air Force.
In regard to the transition, Kaleth said: “It’s been a privilege and an honor to serve AFAS and provide our Airmen and Guardians the assistance they need to thrive. I am incredibly proud of all that we have accomplished together over the last three years. I foresee a successful future for AFAS’ and the next CEO to serve at its helm.” – Kaleth O. Wright, 18th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force (Retired)
Chief Operating Officer Kris McBride will serve in an acting capacity as AFAS undergoes a national search for our next CEO. Kris is a 26-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and is highly regarded among AFAS staff and community. She held various positions within the personnel career field, served as a professional military education commandant, and culminated her career as a Command Chief Master Sergeant. Kris is well-equipped for the role, having earned her B.S in Management from American Military University, a Master of Strategic Studies from Air University’s, Air War College and has studied executive leadership at such distinguished programs as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Center for Creative Leadership and the Department of Defense’s National Defense University.
With an excellent team in place, Air Force Aid Society is prepared to execute our essential programs and continue our 80+ year legacy of service to Airmen, Guardians, and their families.