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Foundation executive , air force officer

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.


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.


  • Certified cost accountant.


Everyone needs salvation. Everyone can reach salvation.


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.


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.


Willard L. Vaught

Margaret J. (Pierce) Vaught