Carlisle Invited to Order of the Sword

Air Combat Command boss Gen. Hawk Carlisle was invited to be inducted into the Order of the Sword—the highest honor awarded by the enlisted force—on June 28. Carlisle was presented with the invitation after concluding an enlisted all-call Tuesday morning, according to an ACC release. Toward the end of his presentation to the enlisted airmen, Carlisle said he probably wouldn’t be in the Air Force much longer. “And I have to tell you, nothing makes me prouder than standing side by side with you,” he said. He said receiving the invitation was an “incredible honor.”