Huntsville, Ala. – The Huntsville Museum of Art (HMA) and Voices of Our Times series sponsors, PNC, Davidson Technologies, Colonial Printing and Packaging, and Donny’s Diamond Gallery are excited to welcome the next Voices of Our Times speaker, General Michael P.C. Carns on Thursday, January 25.

Voices of Our Times is an annual series that brings people of note in the arts, academia, design, publishing and politics to the Huntsville Museum of Art for candid, in-depth discussions and presentations.

General Carns graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1959; the Harvard Business School, with Distinction, in 1967; and the Royal College of Defense Studies, London, in 1977. His career was as a fighter pilot, serving four tours in Europe and four in the Pacific. He flew 200 combat missions in the F-4 Phantom II fighter and was awarded the Silver Star.  General Carns retired as Vice Chief of Staff, USAF, in 1994. General Carns has authored a number of articles and participated in numerous studies on current issues, including the critical role of a credible US nuclear deterrent, and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the Defense acquisition process.

General Carn’s presentation, The Terrorists of Today: Cyber Warfare, will be held at the Museum on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. and will include a talk and reception. Tickets are on sale now and only a limited number remain available.

For more information about the Voices of Our Times series and to purchase tickets, visit or call 256-535-4350.



Lead Sponsors – Phylis and Bob Baron, Butch and Jerry Damson, Anne and George Lewis, and Kord Technologies; Event Sponsors – Jackie and Tom Berg, Ivy Downs and AJ Albert, Carole Anne and Conway Ellers, Joyce Griffin, Guild Lecture Endowment, Teri and John Holly, Joanne and Lou Horn, Ruth Jurenko, Shelbie King, Dee and Richard Kowallik, Judy and Jim Link, Suzanne O’Connor, Gerry and Virgil Schaffer, Donna and Bill Shergy, Loretta Spencer, Virginia and George Thacker, Nancy and Richard Van Valkenburgh, Redstone Federal Credit Union, and Renasant Bank; Media Sponsors – Alabama Media Group; Additional Support – Debbie and Ben Washburn.