Brig. Gen. Terrence A. Adams of the U.S. Air Force will be the speaker at an event set to honor veterans at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3.
Veterans Day is Friday, Nov. 11.
Sponsored by the Beta Eta Lambda chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, the program will be held at the Prospect Baptist Church, 2809 N. Missouri Ave.
Video presentations will be made, guest choirs will be featured, and other presentations will be made by civic and social organizations.
“This event will honor and recognize the service of all veterans, specifically the contributions of African-American veterans, who served in World Wars and II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan,” a statement said.
Brig. Gen. Adams is the director of cyberspace operations and warfighter communications of the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance at the Pentagon.
He is responsible for integrating cyberspace warfare capabilities into the joint fight through strategic vision, policy, guidance, and resource advocacy.
The Air Force officer was born in Tuskegee, Ala., and enlisted in the U.S. Army as a private after high school.
After serving in the Army for six years, he entered the Air Force through the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Alabama State University, after graduating from Auburn University in Montgomery, Ala.
He commanded six times at the squadron, group and wing levels, with three of these commands while deployed.
Most recently, he served as commander 628th Air Base Wing Joint Base Charleston, S.C.
Brig. Gen. Adams deployed to Seeb Air Base, Oman; Kirkuk AB, Iraq; Ali AB, Iraq; and Al Udeid AB, Qatar, in support of operations Southern Watch, Iraq Freedom, Enduring Freedom, New Dawn, and Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa.
He has held a variety of positions at squadron, group, wing, major command, air staff and joint levels.
Prior to his current position, the general was the special assistant for cyber effects operations at the Pentagon.