Lt. Gen. Michael Hamel, commander of the United States Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center
was named the Air Force Association’s 2007 Gen. Thomas D. White USAF Space Trophy winner earlier
this summer for his outstanding contribution to the nation's progress in aerospace. The award is named
for General White, who served as the fourth Air Force chief of staff from 1957 to 1961. Previous
recipients of the award include astronauts, major command commanders and Secretaries of the Air Force.