|John A. Collins|
|Born||September 17, 1931|
|Died||May 7, 2003(aged 71)|
|Place of birth||Boston, Massachusetts, US|
|Place of death||Long Branch, New Jersey, US|
|Service/branch||United States Air Force|
|Commands held||Chief of Chaplains of the United States Air Force|
John A. Collins (September 17, 1931 – May 7, 2003) was Chief of Chaplains of the United States Air Force.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Career[edit | edit source]
Collins joined the United States Air Force in 1960. Eventually, he would become Deputy Chief of Chaplains of the United States Air Force in 1980 before being promoted to Chief of Chaplains with the rank of Major General in 1982. He held the position until his retirement in 1985.
Awards he received include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Outstanding Unit Award and the National Defense Service Medal.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Obituary; Rev. John Collins, at 71, retired major general". Boston Herald. May 12, 2003. https://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/bostonherald/access/335242831.html?dids=335242831:335242831&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&type=current&date=May+12%2C+2003&author=&pub=Boston+Herald&desc=Obituary%3B+Rev.+John+Collins%2C+at+71%2C+retired+major+general&pqatl=google.
- "Chaplain (Major General) John A. Collins". United States Air Force. Archived from the original on 2012-07-24. https://archive.is/20120724123802/http://www.af.mil/information/bios/bio.asp?bioID=5045. Retrieved 2011-10-03.
- "John A. Collins". Arlington Cemetery.net. http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/jacollins.htm. Retrieved 2011-10-03.
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