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George Scratchley Brown

  • Member of the 329th Bomb Squadron and flew 25 missions from England before transferring to the Italian Front.
  • Awarded the Distinguished Service Cross in 1943 for assuming command of the Ploesti, Romania oil fields low altitude raid after the group commander and ten others planes were shot down.
  • Appointed assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in May 1966.
  • Took command of the Seventh Air Force in Vietnam in August, 1968.
  • Became commander of the Air Force Systems Command Headquarters at Andrews Air Force Base in September 1970.
  • Became Air Force Chief of Staff in August, 1973.
  • Promoted to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in July 1974.

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