GENERAL DUANE CASSIDY served thirty-six years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring in October 1989. He was, among other positions, commander-in-chief of U.S. Transportation Command and Military Airlift Command (responsible for global land, air, and sea transportation for all U.S. fighting forces), Air Force deputy chief of staff, manpower and personnel commander of MAC's 21st Air Force at McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey, and MAC's deputy chief of staff for operations. He is a command pilot and senior navigator with over 8,000 flying hours and assignments at Strategic. Air Command at McCoy, Little Rock, and Lincoln Air Force bases. General Cassidy served in Vietnam, first with the 7th Air Force's Tactical Air Control Center and then with the Military Assistance Command Vietnam Directorate of Public Affairs as an air briefer to the Saigon press corps. He is currently Senior Vice President--Sales and Marketing of CSX Transportation, Inc.
GENERAL GEORGE CRIST was the first Marine to be appointed a four-star unified commander. As Commander in Chief of the United States Central Command, he had military responsibility for nineteen countries in the Middle East and southwest Asia and directed the successful American escort and retaliatory operations in the Persian Gulf during the 1987-88 "tanker war." A veteran of Korea, Grenada, and two tours in Vietnam, General Crist's military career of more than thirty-six years encompassed diverse assignments in Washington,