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LIEUTENANT GENERAL K.L. TALLMAN

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Lieutenant General K.L. Tallman is superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy.

General Tallman was born in 1925, in Omaha, Neb. He graduated from Cheyenne, Wyo., High School in 1942, and from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., in 1946. He received a master's degree in international affairs from The George Washington University in 1967 and an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University of Wyoming in 1978.

General Tallman earned his pilot wings at Stewart Field, N.Y., in 1946, and then served in a succession of fighter unit assignments, including aircraft carrier duty with the Navy.

In 1956, General Tallman became a training officer at the U.S. Air Force Academy, eventually assuming the duties of cadet group air officer commanding. AOCs assist and advise cadet commanders in the operation of their units.

Three years later he was transferred to Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe as an operations staff officer. Returning from Europe in 1962, he entered the Marine Corps Senior Staff School, Quantico, Va., completing it a year later. He then had a series of operational duties in the United States until 1965 when he become executive assistant to the commander, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, in Saigon.

He completed the National War College in 1967 and was assigned to Headquarters U.S. Air Force as assistant for colonel assignments under the Deputy Chief of Staff, Personnel. In 1970 he become commander, 836th Air Division, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.

The next year he was named deputy commander, Air Force Military Personnel Center, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, and in 1972 assumed command of the center. In June 1973, he moved to Headquarters U.S. Air Force to serve as director of personnel plans, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Personnel. He became deputy chief of staff, personnel, Headquarters U.S. Air Force in August 1975.

General Tallman became the eighth U.S. Air Force Academy Superintendent on June 27, 1977.

His military decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Air Medal, and Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters.

General Tallman was promoted to lieutenant general Sept. 1, 1975, with date of rank Aug. 27, 1975.

(Current as of August 1978)

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