Retiring next March as U.S. representative to the Military Committee and the Standing Group of NATO: Army General J. Lawton ("Lightning Joe") Collins, 59, successful as a combat com mander in Guadalcanal and Western Europe, less successful as Army Chief of Staff (1949-53) and as special U.S. representative to strife-torn South Viet Nam (1954-55).

Slated to succeed Collins at NATO: Air Force Lieut. General Leon W. Johnson, 51, until recently head of the Continental Air Command. Johnson was born in Columbia, Mo., graduated from West Point ('26). He was one of the first four flying officers of the famed U.S....

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