Gen. Paul X. Kelley, center, speaks with Gen. James F. Amos and Amos' wife, Bonnie, following a 2014 ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. (Photo by Cpl. Tia Dufour/Marine Corps)
Gen. Paul X. Kelley, the 28th Marine Corps commandant whose 37-year career included two combat tours in Vietnam, has died. He was 91.
“From his service in Vietnam, to leading our Corps through the Beirut bombing aftermath, Gen. Kelley served with honor and distinction,” said Gen. David Berger, commandant of the Marine Corps.
Kelley, a Life Member of MOAA, was truly "a Marine's Marine,” said MOAA Board Member Lt. Gen. Edward Hanlon, Jr., USMC (Ret).
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The NDAA includes honorary promotion recommendations for two Air Force pilots: Lt. Col. Dick Cole, left, and Col. Charles McGee. (DoD photos)
Two heroic pilots – one a member of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen, one a participant in the Doolittle Raid – have been recommended to the president for honorary promotions for their distinguished service thanks to the recent passage of the National Defense Authorization Act.
Col. Charles E. McGee, USAF (Ret), has been recommended for promotion to brigadier general, and Lt. Col. Richard E. Cole, USAF (Ret), would be posthumously promoted to colonel. The measure, which was signed by President Donald Trump on Dec. 20 and includes several MOAA-backed provisions, recognizes the aviators’ service in air operations during World War II.
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Former Air Force Secretary Deborah James worked to set herself up for the job she thought she wanted — a diplomat with the State Department. She learned a foreign language and completed a coveted internship with the State Department. She graduated, submitted her application, and waited for a job offer that would never come.
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