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Richard Y. Newton, III Lieutenant General, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
Dick Newton has successfully led thousands of men and women during peacetime and times
of crisis. His 34 years in the U.S. Military culminated as a Lieutenant General and the United
States Air Force Assistant Vice Chief of Staff. He has significant corporate board experience
including Director, Terran Orbital Corp, the leader of small satellite solutions, (NYSE: LLAP),
Director, Victory Capital Management, Inc.(NASDQ: VCTR), United Services Automobile
Association Mutual Fund Board of Trustees, Director, New World Developments creating luxury
destination hotel/residence properties in the Bahamas, and previous Chairman of the Board of
the $10B for profit Army and Air Force Exchange Service retail global store chain, among
others. He is also a founding partner of Legends Sports Advocates Group, a consortium that
purposely develops pro athletes to take control of their personal and financial well-being over a
lifetime in order to flourish beyond sports and influence the people and communities around
Dick is presently Managing Partner, Pioneer Partnership Development Group, a consulting
firm in retail and defense industry sectors and Chief Operating Officer of BenchMark5
Management Consulting firm in south Florida.
With over twenty-five years of successful senior executive leadership positions, he has
served as EVP of a 100K member non-profit national association, Executive Director of the
prestigious Union League Club, New York City, commander of the nation’s first B-2 Stealth
Bomber squadron, in addition to leading the US Air Force human resources enterprise. He
oversaw the Global Operations directorate for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, responsible for
overseeing worldwide cyber security, reconnaissance, space and missile defense, the National
Military Command Center and US military special technical operations, among others.
With a focus on Strategic Planning, National Security Strategy and Senior Executive
Leadership Development, General Newton is sought after for numerous speaking engagements.
He is also a frequent national security guest contributor on Fox News and NewsNation and a
faculty member with the Thayer Leader Development Group located at West Point, New York,
home of the United States Military Academy.
He is a command pilot with nearly 3000 flying hours, and commanded Minot Air Force Base
and the 5th Bomb Wing, ND, the B-1B Operations Group at Ellsworth AFB, SD and the first B-2
Stealth Bomber squadron at Whiteman AFB, MO. Dick graduated from the United States Air
Force Academy (B.S. History), Webster University (M.A. Industrial Psychology and Human
Relations) and the National War College, (M.S. National Security Strategy) in Wash DC.