Air Force Historical Foundation.

Position:New Executive Director - Lt. Col. James A. Vertenten - Brief article


Lt. Col. James A. "Jim" Vertenten, USAF (Ret.) is the newly appointed Executive Director of the Air Force Historical Foundation. He succeeded Col. Tom Bradley in February. Jim comes to this position following an extensive career in banking in the Chicago area, where he rose to the position of President, Madison National Bank.

He entered the United States Air Force via Officer Training School (OTS) in 1967, following graduation from Loyola University in Chicago. Jim's military career spanned the fields of personnel, missile operations, and munitions security. Early on he earned a Master of Business Administration degree via the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) sponsorship at the University of Rochester, New York. Twice he was assigned to be the Base Director of Personnel: at Goose Air Base, Canada, and at McConnell AFB, Kansas. Later, at Malmstrom AFB, Montana, Jim served as a missile launch control officer...

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