Eagle Profile

Lt Gen (Ret) David Deptula

Lt Gen (Ret) David Deptula was selected as an Eagle for his significant contributions to air and space power. He was instrumental in the planning and execution of Desert Storm operations using effects- based planning, and masterminded “Global Reach, Global Power,” the Air Force’s first Service-wide mission statement since it was established as a separate military branch in 1947. As the Commander of Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF) Operation Northern Watch, he flew over 80 combat missions. Post-retirement, he continues to serve, shape, and impact air, space, and cyber power through his role as the Dean of the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies.

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2024 Lithograph

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