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Lucius Theus

Lucius Theus, American manufacturing company executive, retired air force officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Air Force Commendation medal with oak leaf cluster; recipient Distinguished Federal Service award Denver Federal Executive Board, 1978, Alumni Achievement award Harvard Business School, 1979.

Background

  • Theus, Lucius was born on October 11, 1922 in near Bells, Tennessee, United States. Son of William O. and Flora Ann (Walker) Theus.

  • Education

    • Graduate, Armed Forces Staff College, 1960. Graduate (honorary), Industrial College Armed Forces, 1964. Graduate (honorary), Air War College, 1966.

      Bachelor of Science, University Maryland, 1956. Master of Business Administration, George Washington University, 1957. Postgraduate Advanced Management Program, Harvard, 1969.

    Career

    • Joined United States Army Air Force, 1942, commissioned Second lieutenant, 1946, advanced through grades to major general, 1975. Assigned chief clerk, 1st sergeant Keesler Field, Mississippi, 1942-1945. Squadron adjunct Tuskegee Air Force Base, Alabama.

      With statistical services Lockbourne Air Force Base, Ohio, Erding Air Depot, Germany (Headquarters United States Air Force), Washington, Chateauroux Air Base, France, 1946-1957. Management analyst (Eastern Air Logistics Office), Athens, Greece, Larson Air Force Base, Washington, 1958-1962. Comptroller Kingsley Field, Oregon, 1962-1965.

      Comptroller, deputy base Commander Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, 1966-1967. Senior data automation staff officer, director management analysis, special assistant for social actions (Headquarters United States Air Force, Pentagon), Washington, 1967-1974. Commander Air Force Accounting and Finance Center, also director accounting and finance Headquarters United States Air Force, Denver, also assistant director defense security (Agency for Foreign Military Sales Accounting), 1974-1979.

      Retired, 1979; assistant corporation controller, corporation director civic affairs Bendix Corporation, Southfield, Michigan, 1979-1982. Director civic affairs Allied Corporation, 1982-1985, Allied-Signal, Inc., from 1985. Extension instructor business administration Central Washington State College, 1961-1962.

      Director Empire Insurance Group, New York City. Guest lecturer colleges, universities, television and radio. Speaker professional service schools.

      Member policy committee Denver Federal Executive Board. Member Colorado Governor's Military Advisory Council.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional publications.

    Membership

    Co-chairman Mile High United Way, 1975, chairman, 1976, now board directors. Board directors Denver Area council Boy Scouts American, 1975. Regional chairman Explorer Scouts, 1975.

    Now trustee, chairman finance committee Detroit Area council. Member American Society Military Comptrollers (president Washington chapter 1972-1973, Denver chapter 1975), Association Computing Machinery, Denver Chamber of C., American Radio Relay League, National Rifle Association, Harvard Business School Association (executive council since 1976), National Black Master of Business Administration Association Clubs: Rotarian. (Washington), Harvard (Washington), Harvard Business School (Washington) (service vice president 1973, advanced management program vice president 1975, director since 1976), Tuskegee Airmen (Washington) (national vice president since 1978), George Washington University (Washington).

    Connections

    • Married Gladys Marie Davis, February 28, 1942.
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    Born October 11, 1922
    Died October 15, 2007
    (aged 85)
    • 1960
      Armed Forces Staff College
    • 1964
      Industrial College Armed Forces
    • 1966
      Air War College
    • 1956
      University Maryland
    • 1957
      George Washington University
    • 1969
      Harvard
    • 1942 - 1945
      assigned chief clerk, Keesler Field
      Mississippi, United States
    • 1942 - 1945
      1st sergeant, Keesler Field
      Mississippi, United States
    • 1942
      Joined United States Army Air Force
    • 1946 - 1957
      with statistical services Lockbourne Air Force Base
      Ohio, United States
    • 1946
      Joined United States Army Air Force
    • 1958 - 1962
      management, analyst (Eastern Air Logistics Office)
      Athens, New York, United States
    • 1962 - 1965
      comptroller, Kingsley Field
      Oregon, United States
    • 1966 - 1967
      comptroller
      Vietnam
    • 1967 - 1974
      senior, for social actions (Headquarters United States Air Force
      Washington, United States
    • 1967 - 1974
      director, for social actions (Headquarters United States Air Force
      Washington, United States
    • 1967 - 1974
      special assistant, for social actions (Headquarters United States Air Force
      Washington, United States
    • 1974 - 1979
      Commander Air Force Accounting, accounting and finance Headquarters United States Air Force
      Denver, Colorado, United States
    • 1974 - 1979
      also director, accounting and finance Headquarters United States Air Force
      Denver, Colorado, United States
    • 1975
      Joined United States Army Air Force
    • 1979 - 1982
      assistant, civic affairs Bendix Corporation
      Southfield, Michigan, United States
    • 1979 - 1982
      corporation director, civic affairs Bendix Corporation
      Southfield, Michigan, United States
    • 1979
      retired
    • 1982 - 1985
      director, civic affairs Allied Corporation
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