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Encyclopedia > Hector Andres Negroni

Colonel Hector Andres Negroni (born January 30, 1938) born in Yauco, Puerto Rico, is a historian, author and the first Puerto Rican graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Yauco is a city (ciudad) in southwestern Puerto Rico bounded on the west by the municipalities of Sabana Grande and Guánica, on the north by Maricao, on the east by Guayanilla, and on the south, at the end of a narrow strip of territory, by the Caribbean Sea. ... A historian is a person who studies history. ... An author is the person who creates a written work, such as a book, story, article or the like. ...

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Colonel Hector Andres Negroni
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Biography

Negroni, was born in the town of Yauco, which is located in the southwestern region of the island. There he received his primary education. While still young, his parents moved to Santa Rosa, California. During this period of his life, his family continued to move and Negroni was to attend school in Veracruz, Mexico and finally in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center Luther Burbank Gardens, part of California Historical Landmark No. ... Veracruz is the name of a city and a state in Mexico. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates , Government Country  State   County United States  Pennsylvania   Philadelphia Founded Incorporated October 27, 1682 October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 369. ...


In 1953, he graduated from Frankford High School and enrolled in Drexel University located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he completed one year of civil engineering before he received appointments for all three service academies, The United States Military Academy at West Point, The United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland and the United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs. He decided for the Air Force Academy where in 1961 he earned a bachelor of science degree in Engineering with a major in Public Affairs. Negroni was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force and was awarded his navigator wings. Drexel University is an institution of higher learning located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The United States Military Academy, also known as West Point, or simply USMA (or Army, for NCAA purposes), is a United States Army fort and military academy. ... Alternate meanings: West Point (disambiguation). ... The United States Naval Academy (USNA) is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps and is located in Annapolis, Maryland. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Americas Sailing Capital , Naptown, San Diego East, Dogtown Motto: Vixi Liber Et Moriar (Latin:I have lived, and I shall die, free) Location Location in Maryland Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Maryland Anne Arundel County Founded Incorporated 1649 1708 Mayor Ellen O. Moyer (D... The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, (, ), is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers in the United States Air Force. ... Colorado Springs is a middle-sized city, located just east of the geographic center of the state of Colorado in the United States. ...


Military career

In 1962, he received his pilot wings after completing pilot training at Reese Air Force Base, in Texas. In 1964, the Air Force presented him with a scholarship to pursue a masters degree at the University of Puerto Rico. In 1967, he graduated from the University of Puerto Rico and earned a master of arts degree in Hispanic Studies. Negroni served as an Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Air Force Academy between the years 1967 to 1971. There he taught and directed all the Spanish courses. He also holds degrees from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and the Air War College. Official language(s) See: Languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq mi (695,622 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... The University of Puerto Rico (UPR) is the university system of Puerto Rico. ...


Negroni partcipated in combat missions during the Vietnam War and accumulated a total of 750 combat hours. Combatants Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) United States of America South Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand the Philippines Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) National Liberation Front Strength ~1,200,000 (1968) ~420,000 (1968) Casualties South Vietnamese dead: 230,000 South Vietnamese wounded: 300,000 US dead: 58,191...


In 1973, he was assigned to the 317th Tactical Airlift Wing, Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina, serving as an aircraft commander, flight commander, assistant operations officer, and wing chief of aircrew training. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in 1977 and became the Commander of the 3rd Mobile Aerial Port Squadron. Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 560 miles (901 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 9. ...

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In 1978, he was named the Chief of Liaison for the Joint United States Military Group in Spain. The Spanish Government presented Negroni with its highest Air Force peacetime award, the Aeronautical Merit Cross for his contributions to the successful implementation of the United States-Spain Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation. Chief of State King Juan Carlos I, since November 22, 1975. ...


In 1980, Negroni was reasigned to the Pentagon and in 1981 promoted to Colonel. Among the positions which he held in the Pentagon are the following: A pre-9/11 view of The Pentagon, looking east with the Potomac River and Washington Monument in the distance. ...

  • Latin America Politico-Military Affairs Officer for the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Vice Commander for the Air District of Washington at Bolling Air Force Base
  • Chief of the Policy and Management Division
  • Directorate of International Programs
  • Deputate of Programs and Resources at the Headquarters United States Air Force in the Pentagon

Later years

In October 1985. Negroni retired from the Air Force after 24 years of service. He then he joined the McDonnell Douglas Corporation. He was named Manager of the International Business Development for the Harpoon anti-ship missile program in the McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company. In 1987 he was appointed Manager International Program Development for McDonnell Aircraft Company. In 1990 he was named Vice President Operations for McDonnell Douglas Spain Ltd., a subsidiary of McDonnell Douglas Corporation. DC-10, retired from American Airlines fleet at gate McDonnell Douglas was a major American aerospace manufacturer, producing a number of famous commercial and military aircraft. ...


On December of 1992, Negroni decided to become a private management consultant specializing in project, marketing, and proposal management. Other ventures in which he was successful in the implementation and developement of new programs were the American Society of Mechanical Engineers where he acted as Eastern Regional Director; the Latin American Management Association as Executive Director and T.E. Systems, Inc. as Vice President of Business Development.


In 1996, he joined AlliedSignal Aerospace Company as the General Manager for their Huntsville, Alabama Office. His responsiblities include marketing, sales and support activities with NASA's Marshall Space Center and the U.S. Army's Aviation and Missile Command at the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. He retired from the aerospace defense industry in 2000. NASA logo Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2005-09-01, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... Huntsville is the county seat of Madison County, Alabama. ...


Negroni has also authored many articles which have been published in various U.S. and foreign journals. He is the author of "Historia Militar de Puerto Rico" (A Military History of Puerto Rico (the book)), was commissoned by Spain's Fifth Centennial Commission. His research of the Corsican-Puerto Rican connection has provided a wealth of information about the Puerto Rico's ties with Corsica. Among Negroni's works is "La Genealogía de Puerto Rico" (The Genealogy of Puerto Rico) which provides an indepth study of the Puerto Rican people, "The History of Yauco" and "The History of the Negroni Family". He is currently married to Joan Leah Blanco with he had two sons, Hector Emilio and Xavier Andres. Negroni and his wife currently reside in Vienna, Virginia. In the 19th century hundreds of Corsicans left their families and homeland, the island of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea, and immigrated to the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. ... Vienna is a town in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. ...


Awards and recognitions

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Foreign decorations

  • Cruz de Mérito Aeronáutico (Aeronautical Merit Cross), Spain
  • Command Pilot Wings, Bolivia

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