Kaleth Wright, a 32-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force with extensive experience in human resources, project management, and leadership development, joined the WPS Board of Directors in January 2021.
Before retiring from the Air Force, Wright was the 18th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, serving as senior adviser to the Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Air Force on issues affecting more than 600,000 Total Force Airmen. Two of his highest priorities were Airmen resiliency and readiness. He enlisted in the Air Force in March 1989. His overseas deployments included Afghanistan, Germany, South Korea, and Japan.
Wright currently is Chief Executive Officer of the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS), which is the official charity of the Air Force.
Wright is a highly regarded executive coach and professional speaker, having delivered more than 200 keynote speeches around the globe. He also has experience in legislative affairs, working with Congress to enhance quality-of-life policies and programs for service members and their families.
Wright earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Maryland (Global Campus) and a Master of Business of Administration degree from the University of Phoenix. He studied executive leadership at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government’s Center for Public Leadership, Cornell University’s SC Johnson College of Business, Howard University’s School of Business, and the National Defense University.