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Air Force Chief of Staff is Doolittle Dinner guest of honor
Taylor Fravel and General David W. Allvin

General David W. Allvin, the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, was awarded the General James Doolittle Award by MIT's Security Studies Program on Tuesday, May 7. He is pictured with MIT SSP Director M. Taylor Fravel. 





General David W. Allvin, the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, joined MIT SSP for it’s annual Doolittle Dinner in early May.  As Chief, he serves as the senior uniformed Air Force officer responsible for the organization, training and equipping of 689,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian forces serving in the United States and overseas. As a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the general and other service chiefs function as military advisers to the Secretary of Defense, National Security Council and the President.

The annual event commemorates the legacy of James “Jimmy” Doolittle, a US Air Force General, aviation pioneer, and MIT alumnus, who led the Doolittle Raid on Toyko during World War II.

In 2017, Pierre (MIT SB 1988) and Amy Chao made a generous pledge to SSP in support of the Doolittle Award. Mr. Chao, who has had an active career in the aerospace and defense industry, earned dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Political Science and Management Science from MIT. The endowment allows SSP to sustain the Doolittle award event, ensuring that future MIT graduate students and fellows are acquainted with the contribution that science and engineering can make to national security.

Learn more about the Doolittle Award here.