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Aviation Week Presents Curtis Sword Award to USAF Major General James O. Poss

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviation Week today announced the presentation of the 2012 John Curtis Sword Award to Major General James O. Poss, the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.   The award was presented Wednesday night at a reception during the Farnborough International Airshow.

"Aviation Week is proud to present General Poss with the Curtis Sword Award.  His dedication to transatlantic leadership and cooperation in the aviation and aerospace industries exemplifies the spirit of this award," said Greg Hamilton, President, Aviation Week.

General Poss is responsible to the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force for policy formulation, planning, evaluation, oversight, and leadership of Air Force ISR capabilities. He has previously served as the Director of intelligence at both Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Combat Command. Prior to his current assignment, he was Director, ISR Strategy, Integration and Doctrine, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force.

The Curtis Sword award is named for John Curtis, former U.K. Marketing Director of Aviation Week & Space Technology.  Conceived as a tribute by Curtis' friends and colleagues, the sword was inspired by his tireless efforts to promote Anglo-American aerospace cooperation.

For news, videos and photos from Farnborough, go to http://aviationweek.com.  Farnborough attendees can also visit Aviation Week in Chalet C29 or at the ShowNews Office in the Media Centre.

About Aviation Week:

Aviation Week, part of The McGraw-Hill Companies, is the largest multimedia information and services provider to the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries, and includes Aviation Week & Space Technology, AviationWeek.com, Business & Commercial Aviation, ShowNews, Aviation Daily, Aerospace Daily & Defense Report, The Weekly of Business Aviation, Aviation Week Intelligence Network and MRO Links. The group also produces major events around the world. Industry professionals rely on Aviation Week for analysis, marketing and intelligence. The company's customers include the world's leading manufacturers, suppliers, airlines, militaries, governments and other organizations that serve this global market.

About The McGraw-Hill Companies:

McGraw-Hill announced on September 12, 2011, its intention to separate into two public companies: McGraw-Hill Financial, a leading provider of content and analytics to global financial markets, and McGraw-Hill Education, a leading education company focused on digital learning and education services worldwide. McGraw-Hill Financial's leading brands include Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, S&P Capital IQ, S&P Indices, Platts energy information services and J.D. Power and Associates. With sales of $6.2 billion in 2011, the Corporation has approximately 23,000 employees across more than 280 offices in 40 countries. Additional information is available at http://www.mcgraw-hill.com.

SOURCE Aviation Week



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