Former service historian to speak to modern history makers

Dr. Richard P. Hallion is slated to be the 2007 AEDC Fellows banquet speaker June 25 at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. Dr. Hallion is the senior adviser for air and space issues in the directorate for security, counterintelligence and special programs in Washington, D.C. (Courtesy photo)

Dr. Richard P. Hallion is slated to be the 2007 AEDC Fellows banquet speaker June 25 at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. Dr. Hallion is the senior adviser for air and space issues in the directorate for security, counterintelligence and special programs in Washington, D.C. (Courtesy photo)

Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. -- A former Air Force historian will be the 2007 Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) Fellows banquet speaker June 25.

Dr. Richard P. Hallion is the senior adviser for air and space issues in the directorate for security, counterintelligence and special programs oversight at the Pentagon in Washington D.C.

He graduated from the University of Maryland with both a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1970 and a doctorate of philosophy degree in 1975. He has broad experience in science and technology museum development, research and management analysis. 

He was the Air Force Historian from 1991-2002.

An author and editor of numerous books on aerospace technology and military operations, as well as articles and essays for a variety of professional journals, he also teaches and lectures.

The Fellows Program honors individuals who have made substantial and exceptionally distinguished contributions to the nation's aerospace ground testing capability. All military, civilian and operating contractor or subcontractor members presently or once assigned to AEDC are eligible. Candidates must have personally made sustained, notable, valuable and significant contributions in aerospace ground testing while at AEDC. Inductees are honored annually on a date to coincide with General of the Air Force Gen. Henry H. "Hap" Arnold's birthday for whom the award and the installation are named.

Selection as an Arnold Fellow is AEDC's highest honor.