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Major General Carl H. McNair, Jr.

For over 32 years, Major General Carl H. McNair, Jr. served in the U.S. Army in key Research and Development, Infantry, and Army Aviation command and staff positions. Major General McNair culminated his military career as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Combat Development and Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command retiring in the grade of Major General in 1987.
        Major General McNair’s overseas assignments included Vietnam, Korea, and Taiwan, with combat service spanning six campaigns during the active conflict in the Republic of Vietnam, 1967-69.  During this period, he flew over 1,500 combat flying hours. He received four awards of the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star with “V” for Valor, 53 air medals, and multiple other honors and service awards from the U.S. and allied nations.  
     After retiring from military service, Major General McNair spent 23 years in executive leadership in U.S. corporations, including Burdeshaw Associates, Ltd., DynCorp, and Air Methods Corporation. 
     Major General McNair’s academic credentials include a BS in Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Bachelors and Masters in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, as well as a Master of Science in Public Administration from Shippensburg University while attending the Army War College in Carlisle, PA. 
    Citing his positive experience at Shippensburg, General McNair has established the Major General Carl H. McNair, Jr. ROTC Scholarship for a talented and motivated ROTC cadet at Shippensburg University. His goal is to assist cadets in preparation for a rewarding career in the U.S. Army and the opportunity to serve their country as he has done for many years. “I encourage my fellow graduates of the Army War College/Shippensburg University Master’s program and other comrades to join me in supporting our Army’s future leaders,” Major General McNair said.
Scholarships associated with Major General Carl H. McNair, Jr.
  • Major General Carl H. McNair, Jr. ROTC Scholarship
  • ROTC General Scholarship