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Wilma L. Vaught

Wilma L. Vaught, American foundation executive, retired air force officer. Certified cost accountant. Decorated Bronze Star medal, Defense Distinguished Service medal, United States Air Force Distinguished Service medal; recipient Illinois Achievement award University Illinois, 1983.


  • Vaught, Wilma L. was born on March 15, 1930 in Pontiac, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Willard L. and Margaret J. (Pierce) Vaught.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Illinois, 1952. Master of Business Administration, University Alabama, 1968. Postgraduate, Industrial College Armed Forces, 1973.

      Doctor Public Affairs (honorary), Columbia College, 1992.


    • Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Air Force, 1957, advanced through grades to brigadier general, 1980, chief data services division 306th Combat Support Group McCoy Air Force Base, Florida, 1963-1967, management analyst Office Deputy Chief of Staff, comptroller Military Assistance Command Saigon, Vietnam, 1968-1969, chief advanced logistics systems plans and management group Air Force Logistics Command Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, 1969-1972, chief cost factors branch, chief security assistance branch Washington, 1973-1975, Directorate Management Analysis, Office of Comptroller, 1973-1975, director program and budget Office Deputy Chief of Staff, comptroller Headquarters Air Force Systems Command Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, 1980-1982, Commander United States Military Entrance Processing Command North Chicago, Illinois, 1982-1985, retired, 1985. President Women in Military Service Memorial Foundation, Arlington, Virginia, since 1987. President board directors Pentagon Federal Credit Union, 1975-1982.

      Board regents Institute Cost Analysis, 1979-1983. Air Force senior military representative Defense Advisory Committee on Women in Services, 1982-1985. Chairman Committee on Women in Armed Forces, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Brussels, 1984-1985.

    Major achievements

    • Certified cost accountant.


    The state should not attempt to control the church, nor should the church seek to dominate the state. The separation of church and state should not be misconstrued as the abolition of all religious expression from public life.


    Everyone needs salvation. Everyone can reach salvation.

    Denomination: Methodist


    Small groups inside the Methodist Church should be developed. Thus all members of “societies” could receive support and be challenged in their faith.


    Board directors Air Force Retired Officer Community, 1986-1990. Member advisory board Jane Addams Conference. Member board trustees The Teller Foundation.

    Member International Women's Forum.


    • father: Willard L. Vaught
    • mother: Margaret J. (Pierce) Vaught
    Wilma L. Vaught
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    Born March 15, 1930
    • 1952
      University Illinois
    • 1968
      University Alabama
    • 1973
      Industrial College Armed Forces
    • 1992
      Columbia College
    • 1957
      Commissioned 2nd lieutenant United States Air Force
    • 1963 - 1967
      Commissioned 2nd lieutenant United States Air Force
      Florida, United States
    • 1980
      Commissioned 2nd lieutenant United States Air Force
    • 1982 - 1985
      Commissioned 2nd lieutenant United States Air Force
      Illinois, United States
    • 1987
      president, Women in Military Service Memorial Foundation
      Arlington, Virginia, United States
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