Wayne W. Lambert

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United States Air Force general

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According to Wikipedia, Wayne Winston Lambert was an Air Force Brigadier General . He attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, after already having served a year in the US Army. Lambert graduated from the Academy in 1959 with a B.S. degree in military science and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the USAF that same year. He trained as a bomber pilot, receiving his Aviator badge in 1960. He has logged over 5,800 flying hours with the US Air Force. A seasoned combat veteran, Lambert flew over 225 combat missions in South East Asia as a B-52 crew member. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and received 10 awards of the Air Medal for his service during the Vietnamese War. After serving in a succession of lesser command positions, Lambert was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General in 1983, assuming command of the former Strategic Air Command's 7th Air Division, headquartered then at Ramstein Air Base in West Germany, and overseeing SAC operations throughout the European theater. The Brigadier General retired from the US Air Force in 1989.

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