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Left to right GEN Lew Allen, Air Force chief of staff, GEN Robert C. Mathis, Verne Orr, secretary of the Air Force, and GEN David C. Jones stand during the retirement ceremony for GEN Mathis

Left to right GEN Lew Allen, Air Force chief of staff, GEN Robert C. Mathis, Verne Orr, secretary of the Air Force, and GEN David C. Jones stand during the retirement ceremony for GEN Mathis

Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger hosts the 27th Annual (for 1981) Presentation of the Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Awards. Secretary Weinberger presents medals to recipients and each recipient is presented a plaque by their sponsor. Ms. Marie B. Acton and Dr. John D. Weisz, John O. Marsh Jr., Secretary of the Army, sponsor; Mr. John R. Kenny, Verne Orr, Secretary of the Air Force, Sponsor; Mr. Donald B. Shycoff, Jack Borsting, Assistant Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), sponsor; Mr. Charles P. Ducey, Rear Admiral Edward A. Burkhalter Jr., Deputy or Intelligence Agency, sponsor; and Mr. Joseph Amato, Lieutenant General Lincoln D. Faurer, USAF,...

Secretary of Defense hosts award ceremony for four Astronauts. Three military, Colonel Gordon C. Fullerton, USAF, a Marine Corps Colonel and a Navy Captain receive the Defense Superior Service Medal and the civilian also receives a medal (?). Other attendees include: Deputy Secretary of Defense, Frank C. Carlucci; Secretary of the Air Force, Verne Orr; General Charles A. Gabriel, USAF, CHIEF of STAFF and General Robert II. Barrow, Commandant of the Marine Corps. Colonel Fullerton was on the Space Shuttle, STS-03, crew

Secretary of Defense hosts award ceremony for four Astronauts. Three military, Colonel Gordon C. Fullerton, USAF, a Marine Corps Colonel and a Navy Captain receive the Defense Superior Service Medal and the civilian also receives a medal (?). Other attendees include: Deputy Secretary of Defense, Frank C. Carlucci; Secretary of the Air Force, Verne Orr; General Charles A. Gabriel, USAF, CHIEF of STAFF and General Robert II. Barrow, Commandant of the Marine Corps. Colonel Fullerton was on the Space Shuttle, STS-03, crew

Secretary of Defense hosts award ceremony for four Astronauts. Three military, Colonel Gordon C. Fullerton, USAF, a Marine Corps Colonel and a Navy Captain receive the Defense Superior Service Medal and the civilian also receives a medal (?). Other attendees include: Deputy Secretary of Defense, Frank C. Carlucci; Secretary of the Air Force, Verne Orr; General Charles A. Gabriel, USAF, CHIEF of STAFF and General Robert II. Barrow, Commandant of the Marine Corps. Colonel Fullerton was on the Space Shuttle, STS-03, crew

Secretary of Defense Weinberger hosts a dinner in honor of Secretary of State, George P. Shultz, attended by Cabinet members, Congressmen and the Joint Chiefs of STAFF. Attendees included; Deputy Secretary of Defense, Frank C. Calucci; Secretaries of the Army and Air Force, John O. Marsh Jr. and Verne Orr; General John W. Vessey Jr., USA, Chairman Joint Chiefs of STAFF; General Robert II. Barrow, USMC, Commandant of the Marine Corps; General Edward C. Meyer, USA, CHIEF of STAFF and General Jerome F. O'Malley, USAF, Vice CHIEF of STAFF. Military personnel are wearing civilian attire

Departing Deputy Secretary of Defense W. Paul Thayer, receives Distinguished Performance Service Medal from Secretary of the Army John O. Marsh Jr., a gift from Secretary of the Air Force, Verne Orr in ceremonies attended by Pentagon Army and Air Force General Officers including; General Charles A. Gabriel, USAF, CHIEF of STAFF

Departing Deputy Secretary of Defense W. Paul Thayer, receives Distinguished Performance Service Medal from Secretary of the Army John O. Marsh Jr., a gift from Secretary of the Air Force, Verne Orr in ceremonies attended by Pentagon Army and Air Force General Officers including; General Charles A. Gabriel, USAF, CHIEF of STAFF

Departing Deputy Secretary of Defense W. Paul Thayer, receives Distinguished Performance Service Medal from Secretary of the Army John O. Marsh Jr., a gift from Secretary of the Air Force, Verne Orr in ceremonies attended by Pentagon Army and Air Force General Officers including; General Charles A. Gabriel, USAF, CHIEF of STAFF

Departing Deputy Secretary of Defense W. Paul Thayer, receives Distinguished Performance Service Medal from Secretary of the Army John O. Marsh Jr., a gift from Secretary of the Air Force, Verne Orr in ceremonies attended by Pentagon Army and Air Force General Officers including; General Charles A. Gabriel, USAF, CHIEF of STAFF

Retiring Senator John Tower, Texas, Chairman Senate Armed Services Committee, receives awards from etary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger, etary of the Services, John O. Marsh Jr., USA; John F. Lehman, USN, Verne Orr, USAF and MASTER CHIEF PETTY Officer, Navy, William H. Plackett assisted by Sergeant Major, Marine Command CHIEF MASTER Sergeant William B. Tapp Jr. Also in attendance were Defense etary William H. Taft IV, Joint Chiefs of STAFF; General John W. Vessey Jr., USA, Chairman, General John A. Wickham Jr., USA, Admiral James D. Watkins, USN, General Charles A. Gabriel, USAF and General Paul X. Kelly, USMC; Major General Colin L. Powell, USA, Military Assistant to the...

Retiring Senator John Tower, Texas, Chairman Senate Armed Services Committee, receives awards from etary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger, etary of the Services, John O. Marsh Jr., USA; John F. Lehman, USN, Verne Orr, USAF and MASTER CHIEF PETTY Officer, Navy, William H. Plackett assisted by Sergeant Major, Marine Command CHIEF MASTER Sergeant William B. Tapp Jr. Also in attendance were Defense etary William H. Taft IV, Joint Chiefs of STAFF; General John W. Vessey Jr., USA, Chairman, General John A. Wickham Jr., USA, Admiral James D. Watkins, USN, General Charles A. Gabriel, USAF and General Paul X. Kelly, USMC; Major General Colin L. Powell, USA, Military Assistant to the...

Retiring Senator John Tower, Texas, Chairman Senate Armed Services Committee, receives awards from etary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger, etary of the Services, John O. Marsh Jr., USA; John F. Lehman, USN, Verne Orr, USAF and MASTER CHIEF PETTY Officer, Navy, William H. Plackett assisted by Sergeant Major, Marine Command CHIEF MASTER Sergeant William B. Tapp Jr. Also in attendance were Defense etary William H. Taft IV, Joint Chiefs of STAFF; General John W. Vessey Jr., USA, Chairman, General John A. Wickham Jr., USA, Admiral James D. Watkins, USN, General Charles A. Gabriel, USAF and General Paul X. Kelly, USMC; Major General Colin L. Powell, USA, Military Assistant to the...

Artwork: "Verne Orr", Artist: Nick Jaros. US Air Force Art Collection

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