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Meet the Air Force Aid Society


Overseeing an annual budget of $20 million and managing an endowment of more than $140 million, Kaleth O. Wright, the Chief Executive Officer for the Air Force Aid Society, helps to support America’s Airmen through the organization’s programs. A 32-year Veteran of the United States Air Force, Kaleth has led multiple organizations, concluding as the 18th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force where he served as the senior advisor to Chief of Staff on all issues impacting over 600,000 Total Force Airmen.

Kaleth’s impressive resume includes a dynamic, engaging and motivating speaking style, a talent for teaching, coaching and providing leadership expertise to individuals at all career levels, and experience in international leadership and development of policies and programs for servicemembers and their families.  

Sarah Bumgardner, AAFMAA Director of Partnership and Member Engagement, spoke with Kaleth O. Wright, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, RET, about how the Air Force Aid Society supports Airmen and their families through challenging financial times. Tune in to their discussion below to learn more. 

Use of DoD imagery does not constitute or imply DoD endorsement. Photo by Miriam Thurber, Air Force. A servicemember embraces a loved one at a graduation ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio, March 10, 2022. More than 700 airmen and guardians assigned to the 320th Training Squadron graduated from basic military training.