Retired Brigadier General Paul A. Maye to Visit CSU-Pueblo Campus

Brigadier General (retired) Paul A. Maye at the Center for American Values.

Colorado State University-Pueblo, in conjunction with the Military and Veteran Success Center, will host Brigadier General (retired) Paul A. Maye on Wednesday, September 11th.  This event highlights General Maye’s experience as the first person to fly a B-52 bomber in a combat zone.

General Maye boasts a 28 year career in the military. The general started his career in 1959 in the U.S. Army.  After completing basic training in 1960 he transferred to the Air Force as an aviation cadet and graduated from pilot training at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma as a second lieutenant in 1961.  He began his career flying B-52s in Texas at the Carswell Air Force Base, during his assignment to the 9th Bombardment Squadron.

General Maye will speak about his 28 years of service which include his operational and national defense leadership positions and his experience as the B-52 commander and instructor pilot, and subsequent B-52 combat missions out of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam during the Southeast Asia conflict.  In addition General Maye shares his experience as a Vietnam tour volunteer as wing and helicopter gunship commander.  He also provided air support for secret missions over Highlands, Cambodia, and Laos.  General May was awarded the Silver Star, two distinguished flying crosses, and ten Air Medals with Valor.  He retired in August of 1988.

Join CSU-Pueblo in hosting General May on Wednesday, September 11 in the Occhiato Student Center from 10:30 a.m. until noon in the Tundra Room 008.  Light refreshments will be served.  For more information please contact Michael Kennedy at (719)-549-2910 or

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