About the Gabriel Chapter

This chapter is named in honor of General Charles A. “Charlie” Gabriel, a widely-heralded fighter pilot and distinguished combat leader, a revered mentor, and U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff from 1982-1986. Chapter 433 is one of only four named after former Chiefs of Staff. Organized in 1988 and chartered in 1989, the Gabriel Chapter serves AFA members of the National Capital Region of Northern Virginia along the I-66 aerospace corridor from Rosslyn to beyond Dulles Airport.

The Gabriel Chapter focuses our energies on supporting the Space Force and Joint Space and intelligence communities at the National Reconnaissance Office and the Office of the Undersecretary of the Air Force for Space Programs. We also conduct a variety of programs to enhance the professional development of our AFA membership; encourage citizenship and military skills through Junior ROTC and Civil Air Patrol activities ; and serve as good corporate partners who advance the AFA mission to advocate and promote aerospace power to favoraby shape policy and resourcing decisions to guarantee the strongest aerospace forces in the world; educate Americans on the importance of our aerospace mission; and support the Total Air Force and Space Force team of military, civilians and contractors.

We appreciate your AFA membership and your active involvement to make these goals a reality. Our contact data is posted at the bottom of this page. Please find an area of interest and get involved. Together, we can make a difference for the Gabriel Chapter, the United States Air Force and the United States Space Force.

Past Chapter Presidents

The Gabriel Chapter has a great history of past chapter presidents:

  • 2018-         | Mike Winters
  • 2016-2018 | Joe Burke
  • 2012-2016 | John Kennedy
  • 2008-2012 | Ken Spencer
  • 2005-2008 | Terry Young
  • 2003-2005 | Jim Holt
  • 2001-2003 | Jeff Barnett
  • 1999-2001 | Fred Frostic
  • 1997-1999 | Tony Tolin
  • 1995-1997 | Tom Owens
  • 1992-1995 | Tom Hickey
  • 1991-1992 | John Hyde
  • 1990-1991 | Dick Ensign
  • 1988-1990 | Owen Worms

In Honor of General Charles A. “Charlie” Gabriel