Ret. General Mark Welsh visits USAF Prep School

Retired General Mark Welsh, who was the 20th Chief of Staff of the Air Force, visited the Prep School and spoke with the Prep CC's. General Welsh spoke about how it was a good time to be the best person that you can be, because you're going to be making an impression on people that will last a lifetime. He spoke about asking for help when needed and wants anyone who needs help to reach out to him or someone at the Prep School because they aren't alone and they are there to help them succeed.  He said he could see their potential and couldn't wait to see them succeed.

Below is General (retired) Mark Welsh career information from Bush School.

General (Ret.) Mark A. Welsh III became Dean of the Bush School on August 15, 2016, after retiring from the United States Air Force Welsh, who was born in San Antonio, earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S Air Force Academy, a Master of Science degree in computer resource management from Webster University, and graduated from the Army Command and General Staff College,  the Air War College, and the Nation War College. He was a fellow of Seminar XXI at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a fellow of the National Security Studies Program of Syracuse University and Johns Hopkins University, a fellow of Ukrainian Security Studies at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, a fellow of the Pinnacle Course of the National Defense University, and a graduate of the General Manager Program at the Harvard Business School. During his long military career, he received numerous awards and decorations, including the Defense Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, and the Distinguished Flying Cross with oak leaf cluster.

Welsh became the 20th Chief of Staff of the Air Force  in August 2012, serving as the senior uniformed Air Force officer responsible for the organization, training and equipping of 664,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve, and civilian forces serving in the United States and overseas. As a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he and other service chiefs functioned as military advisers to the Secretary of Defense, National Security Council, and the President. His most recent previous post was Commander of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Commander of NATO’s Air Command, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. He also served as Associate Director of Military Affairs at the Central Intelligence Agency, and as Commandant of the United States Air Force Academy.



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