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Former Chief of Staff of the Air Force retired Gen. Norton Schwartz has received the highest honor the enlisted force can bestow upon an individual. On Feb. 1, nearly 700 enlisted Air Force Special Operations Command airmen from around the world inducted Schwartz, the 19th Chief of Staff of the Air Force, into The Order of the Sword at the Emerald Coast Convention Center in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Schwartz is the AFSOC Order’s eighth inductee, according to a release from the 1st Special Operations Wing. He was nominated for the honor in November after his retirement. According to Air Force…

Air Force Academy Superintendent Mike Gould will become the 234th person inducted into the Order of the Sword. The enlisted corps of the academy invited Gould, who has served as superintendent since June 2009, to join the order during a Dec. 13 ceremony, according to academy public affairs. The award was established by Military Airlift Command’s enlisted corps in 1967 and is presented to individuals whom the noncommissioned corps chooses to honor.  It also is the highest recognition enlisted airmen can bestow upon a senior leader, according to the academy. Gould is scheduled to be inducted March 19.