Former Cypress Mayor and Retired Lt. Colonel Leroy Mills will be the guest speaker at the Cypress Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast Tuesday, July 9th at the Residence Inn by Marriott (4931 Katella Avenue, Los Alamitos) at 7:30 a.m.
Leroy Mills will be sharing his unique, insider perspective in a now declassified government project that he describes as “Uncovering a Piece of Top-Secret U.S. History.”
Attendees at the breakfast will learn the formerly untold story behind the classified, GAMBIT-3 (KH-8) photographic satellite that assisted our nation in winning the Cold War with Russia and mitigated the national consequences of Air Force pilot Francis Gary Powers’ CIA U-2 spy plane being shot down over the Soviet Union in 1960. Veteran Leroy Mills is a graduate of West Point (1964), was commissioned as an Air Force 2nd Lt. and spent the first 20 years of his career as Active Duty in the Air Force. The next 2 decades were spent serving with the Department of Defense as a photoscientist. Throughout his tenure at the D.O.D., nearly all his experience was working with top-secret satellite information.
Reservations are recommended for the monthly breakfasts and can be made directly on the Cypress Chamber website at cypresschamber.org. For more information call 714 484-6015. Cost of the breakfast is $20 in advance or $25 for nonmembers or those who do not register in advance. Attendees are also encouraged to bring door prizes to promote their product or service. The programs include a meet and greet time, self-introductions, breakfast, speaker and a question and answer session if time permits.
This article was released by the Cypress Chamber of Commerce.