Betty L. Mullis

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Betty L. Mullis
Portrait of woman in US army uniform
MAJOR GENERAL BETTY L. MULLIS
Born St. Francis, Kansas
Nationality American
Occupation USAF pilot
Years active 1972-2005
Awards Recipient of the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal & Legion of Merit

Betty L. Mullis is a retired USAF command pilot born in Kansas[1]. She is now a civilian airline pilot. Joining the USAF in 1972, she had a 33 year service career in the USAF, before she retired in 2005. During her service, she was awarded the Legion of Merit and the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal and achieved the rank of Major-General.[2][3]

Military career[edit]

Mullis began her career in the Arkansas Air National Guard (ANG), where she was one of the first women in there to earn her wings. In 1988, she transitioned to the Air Force Reserve. In 1993, Mullis took command of a flying squadron and became the first woman in the Air Force Reserve to do so. She became the first woman in the US Air Force to command a flying wing in 1996.[4] Mullis went on to become the first female command pilot in the US Air Force to reach the rank of Brigadier-General in 2000 and attained Major-General in 2002.[5]

Awards[edit]

According to the US Air Force, she has been awarded the following decorations:[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MAJOR GENERAL BETTY L. MULLIS". 23 January 2007. Retrieved 2 October 2017. 
  2. ^ "MAJOR GENERAL BETTY L. MULLIS > U.S. Air Force > Biography Display". www.af.mil. Retrieved 2 October 2017. 
  3. ^ "Valor awards for Betty L. Mullis". valor.militarytimes.com. Retrieved 2 October 2017. 
  4. ^ Citizen airmen : a history of the Air Force Reserve 1946-1994. DIANE Publishing. p. 384. ISBN 9781428991620. Retrieved 2 October 2017. 
  5. ^ "Major General Betty Mullis | Women in Aviation International". www.wai.org. Retrieved 2 October 2017. 
  6. ^ "MAJOR GENERAL BETTY L. MULLIS". archive.li. 23 January 2007. Retrieved 2 October 2017.