ARMED FORCES: Chain Reaction

The transfer of General Curtis LeMay from the Strategic Air Command to the Pentagon as Air Force Vice Chief of Staff set off an Air Force job-switching chain reaction. New top commands posted last week paraded a battle-seasoned new team of generals, showing both LeMay's increasing influence and the wealth of U.S. air talent. Chief among them:

Lieut. General Thomas S. Power, 51, picks up four-star rank as LeMay's hand-picked successor as boss of SAC. Long Island-born Bomber-Specialist Power quit the twelfth grade to work, joined up as an Army Air Corps flying cadet at 23, in World War II...

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