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Senator Kent Lambert
Kent Lambert retired from the United States Air Force in 2004 as a Colonel. His varied career included tours as a B-52 instructor; a senior scientific analyst in the Pentagon; the air and defense attache in Jordan and Sweden; the Deputy Defense Intelligence Officer for Europe in the Defense Intelligence Agency; and the Deputy Director of the Air Force Space Command Space Analysis Division.
He demonstrated his leadership skills at the United States Air Force Academy by serving on the Cadet Wing Staff in one of only two positions elected by the cadets themselves, the Chairman of the Cadet Professional Ethics Committee. He was commissioned from the Academy in 1974, and has had a diverse career in Air Force operations, scientific analysis, and international affairs, receiving many awards and medals.
As an instructor pilot, he proved his leadership, management, teaching, and team building ability. He led other wing instructors to teach in-flight B-52 combat tactics. As a wing staff officer, he led wing planning, flight scheduling, and served as director of the battle staff for an entire B-52 wing.
His analytical talents were developed through eight years of highly successful work as a scientific analyst, branch chief, and division chief at the Air Force Studies and Analyses Agency, where he was recognized as their top field grade officer in 1995. He was instrumental in high profile studies that helped determine final government policies on major military systems, the structure of all U.S. bomber and ICBM forces, saved billions of taxpayer dollars, and reprioritized money for systems that directly affected our success in Afghanistan and Iraq - saving American lives.
As an attache and international security assistance officer, Colonel Lambert’s diplomatic skills were instrumental in re-establishing the professional military relationships between the United States and Jordan following Desert Storm. These actions contributed significantly to the political and military isolation of the Government of Iraq. He received special national citations three years in a row for his work in this position. In Sweden, he established the first office of defense cooperation on bilateral trade, and Baltic and Scandinavian regional security issues. He was assigned to Air Force Space Command in 2001, where he led the initial standup of the command’s Space Analysis Division and led many studies that examined all its mission areas, including support for the Space Shuttle Columbia accident investigation.
Following his retirement from the Air Force, he ran for Colorado state representative, and served as legislative aide to two state representatives. He also was instrumental in forming and organizing the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, where he served as the Executive Director until the end of the 2005 session. In that capacity, he provided direct support to a broad range of Republican legislative activities.
Senate Committee Assignments
Joint Budget Committee
Appropriations - Ranking Republican
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