Lt Col (Ret) Felix "Sam" Sambogna has been a mainstay of the leadership in the ACA for many years. Sam never forgot the past as he embraced the changes needed for the ACA to move into the future. The ACA is extremely lucky for Sam's guidance and experience as we continue to explore ways in which we can fulfill our mission to support Air Commandos, past, present, and future! Congratulations Sam!
- Lt Col Felix Sambogna was an attack pilot with a reputation as a skilled and experienced combat operator
- Completed two tours of duty in SEA: flying AT-28 aircraft (logging 130 sorties at night along the Ho Chi Minh Trail) and A-37B aircraft (including duty as a Special Operations Force Liaison Officer flying as an observer in almost all SOF aircraft)
- Led the ACA in many capacities including President from 2004-2008 (including time serving as treasurer while executing President’s duties)
- Advised subsequent ACA leaders on developing the Association’s hallmark as a service organization
- Still serves as the Treasurer and book-keeper for the charitable McCroskie Threshold Foundation, an ACA partner organization known for providing humanitarian supplies to indigenous people in SEA and South America
The distinctive accomplishments of Lt Col Sam Sambogna across five decades of service to Air Commandos and families reflect great credit upon himself and the Air Commando Association