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National Academy of Engineering
NAE Distinguished Honoree
Gen. James H. Doolittle
distinguished aviator, engineer, and leader, has exemplified by his achievements the highest standards of the engineering profession; and
WHEREAS Gen. Doolittle, as a pioneer in the theory and practice of the design and analysis of aircraft structures, has significantly advanced the safety and reliability of flight; and
WHEREAS Gen. Doolittle, as an expert pilot, flight instructor, and inventor, has exemplified the spirit of engineering by his personal and practical application of aeronautical theory; and
WHEREAS Gen. Doolittle, through extensive service to both the private and public sectors, has shaped national science and technology policy;
NOW, THEREFORE, the Council of the National Academy of Engineering hereby designates Gen. James H. Doolittle as a Distinguished Honoree of the Academy in recognition of his outstanding achievements and his distinguished service to the advancement of aviation, engineering, and the nation's welfare.
September 29, 1992
Robert M. White Richard M. Morrow