at the Crowne Plaza - Chateau Lacombe
at 10111 Bellamy Hill
Cost: $27 for lunch starting at 12 noon - tickets available at the door
Our Speaker is Ken Usher.
Topic: "The Last Post - "Lest We Forget""
Abstract: Our organization is coming up to 100 years old in 2009 and I would like to take your audience through a bit of our history, what we are doing today and where we see ourselves in the very near future.
Major KENNETH J. USHER CD
Kenneth Usher, originally from New Westminster, BC joined the Canadian Forces as a Private in 1970. Ken spent his 30 year career with the military primarily involved with airlift transportation throughout the world. He amassed over 5000 flying hours on the Hercules Aircraft. In 1979, Ken was Commissioned from the rank of Sergeant to Lieutenant and continued to work around the globe in support of United Nations Peacekeeping and humanitarian missions.
In 1993, now Major Usher was transferred to a National Defense Liaison post with the United States Army in Washington, DC. Ken served on the Commanding Generals headquarter staff of Military Transportation Management Command as the Canadian Forces Transportation Advisor for three years. Ken was awarded the United States Meritorious Service Medal for recognition of his work with the United States Army.
Ken is the Alberta Branch Manager of the Last Post Fund. He is married to Karen (nee: Laychuk) and has two sons, Myles 11 and Mitchell 8.
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