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On April 6, 2018, Merrill McPeak informed the Company's Board of his intent to resign, effective April 6, 2018, from his position as a member of the Board and all committees thereof, for personal and other business reasons. Mr. McPeak served as a member of the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, ...
TAMPA — Hours before news broke that President Donald Trump will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Merrill McPeak sat in the restaurant of a Tampa hotel and offered a dire warning. Any overtures by Kim, McPeak said, may amount to a delaying tactic as his nascent nuclear weapons program ...

I am a strong supporter of our military and veterans. I volunteer in our community in support of veterans and contribute annually to veterans' causes. However, I do not support President Trump's plan for a large-scale military parade down Pennsylvania Avenue, and hope these plans to not come to fruition.
I spent 1967 flying air shows with the Thunderbirds, the Air Force aerobatic team, and worrying the war in Vietnam would be over before I got there. All my fighter pilot buddies were in the thick of it, and here I was in front of friendly crowds instead of enemy troops — recruiting duty instead of combat — and in ...
Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Bob Gates and former Air Force Chief of Staff Merrill McPeak. (Wikimedia Commons). Excerpt from an interview in the San Diego Union-Tribune: Merrill McPeak: That was Gates. Don't even get me started on that. Carl Prine: I think he might be the most overrated secretary ...

Merrill McPeak: Look, they filled 72 cemeteries along the Ho Chi Minh Trail — the remains of truck drivers and engineers, logistic guys and the infantry trying to come down the road to the south.So we killed an awful lot of people. And our threat wasn't the only one.These guys didn't get drafted for a year or ...
Merrill McPeak's road to the head of the U.S. Air Force began when he was an impoverished San Diego State student. (Courtesy U.S. Air Force). Peter RoweContact Reporter. Merrill “Tony” McPeak's journey to the top ranks of the U.S. Air Force began as a poor San Diego State undergraduate. “In those days, ROTC paid $1 ...

When retired Air Force Chief of Staff Merrill McPeak says of Vietnam “we were fighting on the wrong side,” I thought he was close to crossing the line, perhaps even the equivalent of soiling himself. Still, his credentials for making this claim are thin and certainly not evenhanded. He is aptly described as an ...
As a retired four-star general and former Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Merrill McPeak is familiar with conflict. So, he's not too bothered by the dramatic reactions some people have had to "The Vietnam War," the PBS documentary made by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. "It's interesting that we are being ...
Burns was joined in the question-and-answer session by Novick, former Air Force Chief of Staff and retired four-star General Merrill McPeak -- who lives in the Portland area -- and Mai Elliott (author of "The Sacred Willow: Four Generations of a Vietnamese Family.") Both McPeak and Elliott are interviewed ...
Former U.S. Air Force chief of staff Merrill Anthony “Tony” McPeak was named chairman of the American Battle Monuments Commission on June 3, 2011. Established in 1923, the commission administers and maintains overseas U.S. war monuments and military cemeteries where almost 125,000 American ...


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