USAFA Distinguished Graduates honored

The United States Air Force Academy and the Association of Graduates conducted their joint Founders Day gala at Arnold Hall Friday, April 5.

Approximately 400 people were in attendance to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the founding of USAFA and to honor four newly chosen Distinguished Graduates of the institution.

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Edward R. Jayne, II, Class of 1966; Col. (Ret.) Dr. H. Michael Lambert, Class of 1970; Gen. (Ret.) Mark A. Welsh, III, Class of 1976; and Brig. Gen. (Ret.) John C. Inglis, Class of 1976 received their Distinguished Graduate medals and videos about their lives were shown to the crowd.

The Academy and AOG have selected Distinguished Graduates each year since 2001. The award recognizes alumni who have set themselves apart by making a lifetime of significant contributions to our nation and their communities.

Jayne, Lambert, Welsh and Inglis bring the total number of USAFA alumni to be honored as distinguished graduates to 41.

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