LTC (RET) Bob Kay
Director, Leadership Development
• Air Force Academy graduate, later an Air Officer Commanding at alma mater
• Career fighter pilot who commanded four squadrons in the Air Force
• Program Manager and Production Test Pilot for the QF-4 Full Scale Aerial Target System
• Currently a corporate pilot for a major Aerospace contractor as well as a USAFA Admissions Liaison Officer
Lt Col Bob Kay is a retired 1978 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. He has led and developed both military and civilian organizations for over 35 years. He is passionate about displaying empathy not only in his professional but personal life as well. Bob was a career fighter pilot for nearly 30 years and amassed over 5000 hours of flight time in F-4, F-117 and F-106 aircraft among others. He commanded four squadrons in the Air Force to include the 20th Air Support Operations Squadron at Ft Drum NY and was an Air Officer Commanding at his alma mater. Bob was the Program Manager and Production Test Pilot for the QF-4 Full Scale Aerial Target System for many years following his air force career.
He currently is a corporate pilot for a major Aerospace contractor as well as a USAFA Admissions Liaison Officer and member of two Congressional Academy Nomination Selection Panels. He and his lovely wife Ellie (his best friend of over 25 years) have seven children, three of whom proudly serve in the military. One son (USNA 2011/Stanford 2013) is a U.S. Marine Infantry Officer, another recently graduated from the Air Force Academy en route to pilot training and the third is a junior at West Point (class of 2017).