U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Retired General Richard B. Myers, the 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will receive the United States Air Force Academy T.D. White Award here Monday.

A parade and award presentation will be held in honor of the general on the terrazzo during noon meal formation.

The T.D. White Award was established March 1, 1962. It is presented annually to a U.S. citizen who has contributed significantly to the national defense of the United States. The award may be based on outstanding contributions to national security in any fields of endeavor, including science, technology, leadership, management, national affairs, international affairs or a combination thereof.

The permanent Thomas D. White plaque will be displayed in the academy's Arnold Hall, with inscriptions of the names of the annual winners. For more information on the T.D. White Award, see

NOTE: Media wishing to cover the presentation ceremony, General Myers' address to the cadets during lunch at Mitchell Dining Hall, and a media availability afterward, please call the Academy Public Affairs office at (719) 333-7581 or 7731, no later than 9 a.m. Monday, March 19.