The commander of Air Combat Command accepted the invitation for the Order of the Sword July 28.
Gen. Mike Holmes will be the ninth ACC commander who has earned the honor of being recognized by the command’s enlisted members as a “leader among leaders” and an “Airman among Airmen.”
Chief Master Sgt. David Wade, the command chief for ACC, polled the enlisted leaders from ACC’s wings to get the opinion if Holmes had earned the honor by dedicating his efforts to strengthening the enlisted corps during his time as the commander.
“I got a resounding, ‘Yes,’ from 100% of those people that I asked,” he said. “(General Holmes,) you are the leader that this award is meant for, and we want to congratulate you as the ninth inductee into the Air Combat Command Order of the Sword.”
The invitation came as a surprise to Holmes, who was delivering remarks and answering questions during a virtual…
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