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Last Updated on April 29, 2022 by OCF Communications

Loren Reno, Lt Gen (USAF, Ret): “A Biblical Approach to Officering and Commanding”

About the Topic: The Bible has it all! Scripture reveals much to help the commander and staff officer: a reserve force’s activation, a failed intelligence-gathering mission, an early staff officer’s priorities and a later one’s approach to acquisition, and a decoration ceremony with an amazingly personal touch. Using stories from recently to illustrate the Stories of long ago, this week promises to be affirming, instructive, and challenging.

About the Speaker: Loren Reno, Lt Gen, USAF (Ret.), served on active duty for more than 38 years. Following his commissioning at officer training school in 1974, he served as a C-130 navigator early on and then later as a logistician. Five times a commander at the squadron, group, wing (equivalent), and center levels, he concluded his service at headquarters USAF as deputy chief of staff for logistics, installations, and mission support. His other staff tours include Air Mobility Command, Defense Logistics Agency, and office of the secretary of the Air Force legislative liaison. Upon retiring from the USAF in 2012, he served as inaugural dean of Cedarville University’s school of business administration, then as vice president for academics, and now as senior advisor in the office of the president. Loren and Karen have been married for 45+ years; they have three adult children and three grandchildren.

Concurrent Programs Available: Horsemanship Day Camp (ages 8+), Camp Caleb Day Camp on June 23 (2nd-3rd grade), Camp Caleb Adventure (5th-6th grade), and Camp Caleb Challenge (7th-8th grade), and Allegheny Outback! (9th-12th grade)

Horsemanship Day Camp is a great opportunity for kids (ages 8+) attending our Summer R&R program to learn more about horses. Our Wranglers teach aspiring equestrians basic horse anatomy, the essentials of riding equipment, techniques for tacking and grooming a horse, walking and trotting instructions for beginners, and then they’ll all hit the trails to gain real-world experience! Daily devotionals throughout the experience will focus on the lessons we can learn from one of God’s most majestic creatures.

A five-day traditional summer camp program with age-specific programs for rising 2nd-8th graders, Camp Caleb brings military youth into an authentic personal relationship with Jesus Christ, to strengthen their own family and peer relationships, and to prepare them for standing for Jesus Christ as teenagers.

A six-day program for rising 9th graders through recent high school graduates, Allegheny Outback! challenges teens to develop their very own personal knowledge of God by modeling Christ in real-life situations with plenty of adventure along the way.

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