Education: Professors with Wings

The youngest general on active duty in the U.S. armed forces is Command Pilot Robert F. McDermott, 41. He was 109th in his West Point Class of 409 in 1943, won the Bronze Star and Air Medal with five Oak Leaf clusters flying a P-38 with the Ninth Air Force in World War II, graduated from Harvard Business School in 1950. Not long ago he belonged to that tiny covey of airmen who might some day soar to Chief of Staff. So when he began a teaching stint at the new Air Force Academy and did well enough to be asked...

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