The Air Force honored four airmen with the 2005 Lance P. Sijan Air Force Leadership Award. They are: Lt. Col. Gerald J. Ven Dange, Capt. William M. Dains, MSgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez, and SrA. Grailin M. Blamer. The award, which is named for the first Air Force Academy graduate to receive the Medal of Honor, recognizes airmen who have exemplified outstanding leadership.
Adm. Christopher Grady, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs and head of the Joint Requirements Oversight Council, is pushing a “portfolio” approach to requirements and wants his position to have “more teeth” so he can enforce it.