Monday Lunch: December 2, 2019

Lunch Program: Col. Peter Velesky '94  - Deputy Commander, JBSA


"JBSA by the Numbers" - The size, scope, scale of the JBSA and the larger mission partners.

U.S. Army Col. Peter Velesky is the Deputy Commander for Joint Base San Antonio and the Vice Commander of the 502d Air Base Wing. The 8,000-person 502d ABW consolidates 49 installation management support functions for a military community with an annual operating budget of more than $700 million, and a $32 billion plant replacement value. It encompasses more than 80,000 full-time personnel, 145,000 students and a retiree community of more than 250,000. The 502d ABW also supports in excess of $4.5 billion in directed projects. The organization has host base responsibilities for Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, JBSA-Camp Bullis, JBSA-Lackland and JBSA-Randolph.


Colonel Velesky is a native of Copperas Cove, Texas. He enlisted in the Texas Army National Guard as a Combat Medical Specialist in 1991 and graduated from Texas A&M University in 1996 with a degree in Construction Science. Upon graduation he received his active duty commission as an Aviation Officer and was trained as an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior aviator. The colonel has a Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security from the Bush School at Texas A&M University and a Master of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Lunch Menu:
Lunch, Sides and Salad bar. Catered by Circle G BBQ.
$10 - Member Price
$15 - Regular Price


  • Doors open - 11:00am
  • Lunch Buffet - 11:30am
  • Program - 12:00am - 1:00pm

Location: Aggie Park, 6205 West Ave. San Antonio TX 78213