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Donald Shepperd

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Donald W. Shepperd
Donald W. Shepperd
Born (1940-09-14) September 14, 1940 (age 83)
AllegianceUnited States
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of service1962–1998
RankMajor General
Commands heldAir National Guard
Battles/warsVietnam War
AwardsSilver Star
Legion of Merit
Distinguished Flying Cross (3)

Major general Donald William Shepperd (born 1940) is a retired United States Air Force officer who served as the director of the Air National Guard from 28 January 1994 to 28 January 1998.[1] Shepperd holds a master of science degree from Troy State University and attended the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. He graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1962 as a distinguished graduate.[2] The retired major general has also functioned as a military aviation analyst for CNN. His wife is Rose.[3]

Shepperd is also the author or co-author of several books:

  • Bury Us Upside Down.[4]
  • Fly Girl
  • The Class of '58 Writes a Book[5]
  • Chronicle Series
    • Wonder Years - The Wheat Ridge Chronicles
    • Big Mama & Daddy Zach - The South Texas Chronicles
    • Think Like a Trout - The Frying Pan Chronicles
    • Bwana Shep - The African Chronicles
    • Mayday - The Vietnam Chronicles
    • Mr. Dumbsquat – The Academy Chronicles

In 2010 the new Air National Guard Readiness Center was named Shepperd Hall after him.[6]

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  1. ^ "Active Major Command and ANG Leaders", Air Force Magazine, Air Force Association, p. 106, May 2011, archived from the original (PDF) on 8 January 2013, retrieved 20 December 2011
  2. ^ "2008 Distinguished Graduates" (PDF). March 2009.
  3. ^ Donald W. Shepperd Archived March 23, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Double, Double, Toil and Trouble·Implications of the Modern World (Especially the Mid-East) for Aviation" (PDF). June 21, 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 13, 2012. Retrieved 29 Aug 2011.
  5. ^ Shepperd, Donald (August 2008). The Class of '58 Writes a Book. AuthorHouse. ISBN 978-1-4343-9727-0.
  6. ^ Orrell, John (September 16, 2010). "Air Guard dedicates Shepperd Hall at Andrews". Air National Guard. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |url= (help)

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Military offices
Preceded by Director of the United States Air National Guard
Succeeded by