Mark your calendars for SUNDAY, May 29 at 7 p.m. for the Hilton Head Choral Society’s annual “America Sings!” concert at First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway. In a first for the HHCS, one of our members, LtCol Kathryn Boudreau, will be the guest speaker.
LtCol Kathryn Boudreau is a retired Air Force intelligence officer, having served 29 years in the military. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in French from Louisiana State University-Shreveport, she enlisted in the Army and studied Russian at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California. She was commissioned as a 2LT in Military Intelligence in 1984. In 1986, she transferred to the Air Force as an intelligence officer and was initially assigned to the Air Intelligence Agency in Washington, D.C. After marrying an active-duty Air Force officer, she transferred to the Air Force Reserve Intelligence program.
While assigned to Rhein-Main Air Base Germany from 1988-91, she served as an escort officer for Soviet inspectors during inspections for the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty. From 1996-99, while living in Moscow and assigned to the U.S. Embassy, she worked in the Defense Attaché Office (DAO).
Returning to the U.S. in 1999, she frequently returned to Moscow to support the Defense Attaché Office during peak periods.
After the tragic events of September 11, 2001, LtCol Boudreau was recalled to active duty and served at the Pentagon and the Defense Intelligence Agency.
In June 2004, during the commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of D-Day, LtCol Boudreau served as a French liaison officer and interpreter for an Army Blackhawk Battalion which was providing VIP airlift from the Deauville, France airport to various locations in Normandy. In 2008, she served three months as the Defense Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Bujumbura, Burundi after the emergency medical evacuation of the active-duty attaché.
LtCol Boudreau’s late husband, Col (ret) Bob Boudreau, was a C-130 pilot who later worked in nuclear non-proliferation, travelling to nuclear facilities around the world. Their son, Air Force Capt Aaron Boudreau, is a 2016 graduate of The Citadel and flies the AC-130 Gunship.
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