Larry D. Welch

Larry Welch
General Larry D. Welch (born June 9, 1934) is a retired United States Air Force four star general who served as the 12th Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force.wikipedia
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Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force

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General Larry D. Welch (born June 9, 1934) is a retired United States Air Force four star general who served as the 12th Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force.

Defense Science Board

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He currently serves as the Chairman of the Nuclear Weapon Surety Task Force for the Defense Science Board.

Liberal, Kansas

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Welch was born in Guymon, Oklahoma, and graduated from Liberal (Kansas) High School in 1952.

Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force

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In November 1982, he was assigned as deputy chief of staff for programs and resources at Air Force headquarters and became Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force in July 1984.

Jeremy Michael Boorda

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Welch is one of only a handful of modern service chiefs to have risen from enlisted rank to his service's highest position (the others being Marine Corps General Alfred Gray, Army General John Shalikashvili and Navy Admiral Jeremy Boorda).
Boorda was the first Chief of Naval Operations to have risen from the enlisted rates, one of only four such modern service chiefs (the others being Air Force General Larry D. Welch, General Alfred Gray, USMC and Army General John Shalikashvili).

Rumsfeld Commission

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In 1998 he spent several months on the Rumsfeld Commission, which reported to Congress on the ballistic missile threat to the United States.

2007 United States Air Force nuclear weapons incident

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In October 2007, Welch was asked by Robert Gates to lead the Defense Science Board task force that would study the 2007 United States Air Force nuclear weapons incident as part of a larger review of US Department of Defense procedures and policies for handling nuclear weapons.
Retired USAF Chief of Staff General Larry Welch was asked by Gates, who had reportedly raised concerns with USAF officials that the original investigation may have unfairly limited blame to midlevel officers, to lead the Defense Science Board advisory panel that would study the mishap as part of a larger review of procedures and policies for handling nuclear weapons.

General (United States)

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General Larry D. Welch (born June 9, 1934) is a retired United States Air Force four star general who served as the 12th Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force.

United States Air Force

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General Larry D. Welch (born June 9, 1934) is a retired United States Air Force four star general who served as the 12th Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force.

Four-star rank

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General Larry D. Welch (born June 9, 1934) is a retired United States Air Force four star general who served as the 12th Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force.

Joint Chiefs of Staff

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Welch is one of only a handful of modern service chiefs to have risen from enlisted rank to his service's highest position (the others being Marine Corps General Alfred Gray, Army General John Shalikashvili and Navy Admiral Jeremy Boorda). As a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he and the other service chiefs functioned as the principal military advisers to the Secretary of Defense, National Security Council and the President.

United States Secretary of Defense

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As a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he and the other service chiefs functioned as the principal military advisers to the Secretary of Defense, National Security Council and the President.

United States National Security Council

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As a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he and the other service chiefs functioned as the principal military advisers to the Secretary of Defense, National Security Council and the President.

President of the United States

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As a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he and the other service chiefs functioned as the principal military advisers to the Secretary of Defense, National Security Council and the President.

Guymon, Oklahoma

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Welch was born in Guymon, Oklahoma, and graduated from Liberal (Kansas) High School in 1952.

Bachelor of Arts

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He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Master of Science degree in international relations from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C..

Business administration

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He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Master of Science degree in international relations from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C..

University of Maryland, College Park

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He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Master of Science degree in international relations from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C..

Master of Science

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He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Master of Science degree in international relations from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C..

International relations

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He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Master of Science degree in international relations from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C..

George Washington University

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He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Master of Science degree in international relations from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C..

Washington, D.C.

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He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Master of Science degree in international relations from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C..

Joint Forces Staff College

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Welch completed Armed Forces Staff College at Norfolk, Virginia, in 1967, and National War College at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C., in 1972.

Norfolk, Virginia

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Welch completed Armed Forces Staff College at Norfolk, Virginia, in 1967, and National War College at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C., in 1972.

National War College

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Welch completed Armed Forces Staff College at Norfolk, Virginia, in 1967, and National War College at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C., in 1972.