Alfred K. Flowers, Maj Gen, USAF (Ret), is a Board member and senior advisor to the Airman Heritage Foundation Board. General Flowers began his USAF career as an enlisted supply warehouseman in 1965, then a transportation specialist and then an accounting specialist. He was selected for promotion to MSgt and then commissioned following graduation from Officer Training School as a distinguished graduate in 1978. He served as a budget officer at the squadron, major command and Air Staff levels. He joined Air Combat Command as Budget Operations Division Chief and later, Chief of Budget. He served on the Joint Staff as a Defense Resource Manager; as Air Force Director of Budget Programs; as a Director for US Special Operations Command Center for Force Structure, Requirements, Resources and Strategic Assessments; Commander, Air Force Officer Accession and Training Schools; Commander, 2nd Air Force; and as Air Force Budget Director. He retired in 2012 and was the longest serving active duty airman in the history of the USAF, the longest serving African American in the history of Defense and at the time of his retirement, the longest serving in all of Defense. He is a Board member of the Air Force Aid Society and Lackland Fisher Houses. General Flowers joined the AHF Board in 2012.