A TRIBUTE TO LT. GEN. LEONARD H. PERROOTS -- HON. IKE SKELTON (Extension of Remarks - May 22, 1989)
HON. IKE SKELTON
in the House of Representatives
MONDAY, MAY 22, 1989
- Mr. SKELTON. Mr. Speaker, I take this moment to salute the distinguished service career of Lt. Gen. Leonard H. Perroots, a devoted man and personal friend who retired from the U.S. Air Force on January 1, 1989.
- He received a bachelor's degree in history from West Virginia University, where he went through the Reserve Officer Training Corps Program, and entered active duty in 1955. In late 1960, the general completed Squadron Officer School.
- After serving in Vietnam, the general returned to the United States and engaged in many special projects, including intelligence briefings to the White House staff, congressional committees, Secretary of Defense, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In 1975, he received a master's degree in international affairs, and was a distinguished graduate of the National War College.
- With the completion of his assignment at Ramstein Air Base, West Germany, the general became assistant chief of staff for intelligence at Air Force headquarters and commander of the Air Force Intelligence Service here in Washington. In 1985, he assumed his final duties as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.
- I wish to express my great appreciation for Lt. Gen. Leonard H. Perroots' years of dedicated service to the Air Force and to our country. May the general and his wife Mickey enjoy the time of his retirement.