Title: Military Officer
Company: United States Air Force
Location: Potomac Falls, Virginia, United States
Lt. Gen. Arnold W. Braswell, Military Officer with the U.S. Air Force, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Military for dedication, achievements, and leadership in air operations.
Boasting more than 30 years of service in the U.S. Air Force, Lt. Gen. Braswell has long been motivated by a childhood dream of flying military airplanes. Upon graduating from the U.S. Military Academy with a Bachelor of Science, with honors, in 1948, he subsequently joined the U.S. Air Force, where he would go on to fly in 195 combat missions in Korea and Vietnam and was stationed in seven foreign countries for a total of nine years. In 1967, Lt. Gen. Braswell attained a Master of Business Administration from George Washington University and a diploma from the National War College.
Throughout the course of his career in the U.S. Air Force, Lt. Gen. Braswell has served in numerous roles domestically, as well as in South Korea, France, Germany, Vietnam, Turkey and Belgium. At the tail end of his military career, he had been the lieutenant general and director for plans and policy J-5 for the Pentagon’s Organization of the Joint Chief of Staffs from 1977 to 1983, as well as the commander of Tactical Air Command’s Ninth Air Force and Rapid Deployment Joint Task Force of the U.S. Readiness Command at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina from 1978 to 1981. He finalized his career in 1983 as the commander-in-chief of Pacific Air Forces in Hawaii. Notably, Lt. Gen. Braswell has been decorated with a Distinguished Flying Cross, a Distinguished Service Medal With Oak Leaf Cluster, a Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster and an Air Medal with Four Oak Leaf Clusters.
Outside of his military career, Lt. Gen. Braswell excelled as the president of the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute in Arlington, Virginia, from 1984 to 1994. During this time, he cooperated with leading environmental groups to draft and submit legislation that was passed unanimously by Congress to establish mandatory efficiency standards for all air-conditioning, refrigeration and heating equipment. Likewise, he served on the board of directors of the American National Standards Institute and National Association of Manufacturers, through which he currently maintains membership along with the Daedalian Society. To attest to his legacy, Lt. Gen. Braswell can also be found in various editions of Who’s Who in America.
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