The Lance P. Sijan Chapter of the Air Force Association gathered at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort to recognize Major General (Retired) George M. Douglas as an Air Force Association Gold Life Member. General Douglas is only the 21st recipient of this award, joining a prestigious group of previous honorees, one of whom is Medal of Honor recipient, General Jimmy Doolittle, honored in 1959 as the second Gold Life Member. The award is only presented to members whose Air Force Association record, production and accomplishments on a national level have been outstanding over a period of years, reflecting the highest credit to the AFA mission, and culminating in a year of greatest individual achievement and distinction.
General Douglas entered the enlisted ranks in World War II and later earned a commission through Officer Candidate School. He rose to the rank of Major General in the Air Force Reserves, serving as Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the Secretary of the Air Force and two North American Aerospace Defense Command Commanders. These positions provided opportunities for him to engage at the highest levels of the Air Force, all service components and the Total Force comprised of active duty, reserves, and National Guard. He has been a member of the Air Force Association for over 50 years and has served as a National President and Chairman of the Board with focusing on leadership development to ensure a strong corps of senior leaders.
General Douglas has long been a strong supporter of the Colorado Springs community through his work in the Military Affairs Committee, National Defense Industrial Association, and founding member of the Pikes Peak Roundtable. The Roundtable promotes positive relations between military and community leaders. The Chapter is honored to have General Douglas as one of our members and proud that his lifetime of accomplishments has been recognized at the national level. Congratulations General Douglas!