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Aug 8, 2018 9:15:00 AM

General Paul Selva to Serve as 2018 Angels of the Battlefield Keynote Speaker

150731-F-EK235-061United States Air Force General Paul Selva will take the stage as Keynote Speaker for the ASYMCA's Angels of the Battlefield Awards Gala on Tuesday, October 2, at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia. Gen. Selva serves as the 10th Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In this capacity, he is a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the nation’s second highest-ranking military officer.

The Angels of the Battlefield Awards Gala is an Armed Services YMCA signature event that honors the individual men and women on the front lines who are saving lives and have demonstrated extraordinary courage. Each year, the Armed Services YMCA recognizes a single individual from each military branch for their accomplishments.

General Selva, Keynote Speaker for Angels of the Battlefield Awards Gala

"We're honored to have Gen. Selva join us as this year's Angels of the Battlefield keynote speaker," said William French, ASYMCA President and CEO. "ASYMCA is driven by our mission of strengthening our military family. We're proud to recognize such a dynamic group of soldiers and their families for their dedication and sacrifice."

General Selva graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1980, and completed undergraduate pilot training at Reese AFB, Texas. He has held numerous staff positions and has commanded at the squadron, group, wing and headquarter levels. Prior to his current assignment General Selva was the commander of U.S. Transportation Command, Scott AFB, Illinois. 

Selva has earned several prestigious awards throughout his career such as the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Service Medal and the Defense Superior Service Medal. All recognize exceptional performance.

Angels is the only event which recognizes the front line actions of military medical personnel. For more information on this year's Angels of the Battlefield Awards Gala please click here.


The Armed Services YMCA is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit that serves active duty military members and their families.  In 2017, we registered more than 250,000 participants and delivered more than 1.3 million points of services to junior enlisted Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen and family members at 200 service centers in 18 states. Whether providing respite child care for parents in need, summer camps for kids, or assisting with emergency needs, the Armed Services YMCA is a nonprofit with a mission: Strengthening Our Military Family. Visit our website to see how you can join us in supporting military families.