THE ONLINE CHRONICLE OF NEWS AT THE BUSH SCHOOL



Dean Welsh Receives “Living Legends of Aviation” Award

January 30, 2017

Mark Welsh

 

Mark Welsh, dean of the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, was recognized as a Living Legend of Aviation at an award ceremony held January 20 in Beverly Hills California.

Living Legends of Aviation are recognized annually for their remarkable accomplishment in aviation. Other 2017 honorees included Ray Conner, vice chairman of Boeing Company; Dr. Tom Enders, CEO of Airbus Group; Elling Halvorson, founder and chairman of the board for Papillon Group; and Nick Popovich, aviation repossession expert.

The Kiddie Hawk Air Academy, a nonprofit organization seeking to educate and spark children’s interest in aviation, produces the event, which is now in its fifteenth year.

A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Welsh became dean of the Bush School after a long and distinguished military career, which included service as the twentieth chief of staff of the Air Force, commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe, commander of NATO’s Air Command, associate director of Military Affairs at the Central Intelligence Agency, and commandant of the U.S. Air Force Academy.

“I’m honored and humbled to be recognized alongside individuals who have made such significant contributions to the field of aviation,” said Welsh.

Actor and pilot John Travolta hosted the awards ceremony, which also honored astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly as well as humanitarian aid pilot Peter Paul Luce.

[Return to homepage]


Tags: News /

Follow us!





In the Media

March 21, 2017: "Focus at Four: A&M counterterrorism expert discusses airline electronics ban" KBTX

March 15, 2017: "Trump’s Meeting with the Saudi Prince Is Being Praised as a ‘Historical Turning Point" Fortune

March 08, 2017: "A New Project from World Politics Review: Women’s Rights and Conflict" EBSCO post

March 06, 2017: "The Special U.S.-Saudi Relationship Has Outlived Its Usefulness" Intelligence Squared

March 05, 2017: "Texas A&M professor says energy secretary Rick Perry can shape smarter policy" The Eagle

Additional Media


Lastest Bush School News

Faculty Spotlight: Emily Sellars

Discussion on Unraveling of World Order to be Held at Bush School

Portney Named Presidential Impact Fellow by President Young

Bush School Welcomes Michael Bottiglieri as Development Director

Bush School Professor Wins International Studies Association Award

Bush School Staff Receive Service Awards from President Young

Perry Appointment Presents Opportunity for a Smarter Energy Policy