National Press Club

Learn how to "Aim High" with former Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James at May 30 book event

May 15, 2019 | By Lori Russo |

As Secretary of the U.S. Air Force under President Barack Obama, Deborah Lee James says she "served as CEO” of a 660,000-person, $139 billion enterprise. She will discuss her experiences at the highest levels of the U.S. Armed Forces and her new book, “Aim High: Chart Your Course and Find Your Success” at a National Press Club Headliners Book Event at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 30.

It will take place in the conference rooms and will feature a moderated discussion with the author, an audience Q&A session and a book signing.

Tickets cost $5 for Club members and $10 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased online.

When buying tickets, you will also have the option of buying a book. Books will be available for pick up and signing at the event. You may also purchase a copy of the book at the event.

Proceeds from the book sales will benefit the National Press Club Journalism Institute, the non-profit affiliate of the Club, so the Institute asks that you leave all outside books at home.


May 17, 8:30 a.m. – Book Event with David Maraniss, author of “A Good American Family”

May 22, 12:30 p.m. – Luncheon with 60 Minutes Correspondent Scott Pelley

June 3, 12:30 p.m. – Luncheon with EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler

June 24, 12:30 p.m. – Luncheon with Army Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper