Lt. Gen. Lee Paschall
Lt. Gen. Paschall was the first recipient of the Air Force Communications and Information Hall of Fame Award in 1999. The Hall recognizes an elite list of individuals who helped ensure the Air Force has the best communications and information capabilities in the world. "These visionaries guided the Air Force toward a technological and information-enabled future and began the tradition of excellence," said Lt. Gen. John L. "Jack" Woodward Jr., Air Force deputy chief of staff for Communications and Information.
General Paschall paved the way for many communicators through mentoring, challenging job opportunities, extraordinary foresight and genuine concern for the Air Force and its people. He is a "father of modern command, control, communications and computers." Following a series of communications assignments both stateside and overseas, General Paschall was assigned to Air Force headquarters as deputy director of Command, Control, and Communications, and in 1971 as director. In 1974 he was named director of the Defense Communications Agency. His contributions to the Air Force are recognized with an annual award in his name to the top student in each Advanced Communications and Information Officer Training class at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.