Lt. Col. Alvin A. Salge
Lt Col Alvin A. Salge is currently Chair of the Santa Barbara County Veterans Advisory Commission, Commander of Solvang VFW Post 7139, Solvang Military Liaison to Vandenberg SFB, and Vice President of We Support the Troops Board of Directors. In these roles, he assists in implementing new policies to help county veterans, revitalizing the VFW Post, recognizing the outstanding VSFB Space Force Members and Civilians, and supporting the We Support the Troops’ care packages sent to Service men and women serving overseas.
Lt Col Salge graduated from the University of Texas in Austin in 1966. He entered the USAF in 1966 and was commissioned in 1967 through the Officer Training School. His tours included Vietnam, Germany, U.S. AFBs, Tehran Iran, Hawaii, and the Pentagon. He retired from the USAF in 1987 and became a Program/Business Development Manager for Science Applications International Corporation, Hughes Aircraft, and Raytheon until 2008. He is currently retired from his professional career living in the Santa Ynez Valley.