Gen. John Jumper, USAF (Ret.), will receive the Goodpaster Award at a luncheon in Washington on December 10 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Gen. Jumper was the 17th U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff. He will be honored for his distinguished career in the U.S. Air Force as well for his many contributions to U.S defense.
His retirement in 2005 culminated a 39-year career in the Air Force during which he served as Commander of Air Combat Command at Langley Air Force Base, as Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations, as the Senior Military Assistant to two secretaries of defense, and as Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff for Roles and Missions. A command pilot with more than 5,000 flying hours, principally in fighter aircraft, Gen. Jumper served two tours in Southeast Asia, accumulating more than 1,400 combat hours.
In June 2007 Gen. Jumper joined the board of directors of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), and in March 2012 he became CEO. He was instrumental in splitting the company into two. After the split, he remained the CEO of the company which changed its name to Leidos. Gen. Jumper retired as CEO in July 2014 but stayed on as chairman of the board.
The Andrew J. Goodpaster Award of the George C. Marshall Foundation honors the life and service of General Andrew J. Goodpaster, a longtime trustee and chairman of the Foundation, a champion of the Marshall legacy, an American hero and an extraordinary public servant. The Goodpaster Award is presented to Americans in a variety of fields who have exhibited great courage, selfless service, patriotism and leadership in their lives and careers.