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In Honor of Mal Wakin's Retirement

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In Honor of Mal Wakin's Retirement

Brigadier General Malham M. Wakin, USAF, Retired is the Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the Air Force Academy, where he has taught from 1959 to 2016. He served on active duty with the Air Force from 1963 to 1995, including early tours as an Air Rescue Navigator and a combat tour in Vietnam in 1968. He holds a number of military decorations including the Distinguished Service Medal, and three Legions of Merit. 

To continue Mal's legacy and honor him for all of the incredible work he has put forth at the Air Force Academy and the Center for Character and Leadership Development (CCLD), we are conducting a fundraising campaign. 100% of all gifts will be used to support CCLD programs, an area that Mal has tremendously impacted throughout the years.  Also, we are accepting gifts that are designated for the Department of Political Science. If you wish to designate your gift to the Department of Political Science or elsewhere, please contact Greg Knedler at  

Please make a gift to the CCLD in honor of Mal Wakin for all that he has done to advance the mission of the Air Force Academy and CCLD. 

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Years of Service

Make a gift in honor of the years Mal has served the Air Force Academy.


$100 for 100%

Mal affected 100% of the Cadet Wing during his tenure at the Air Force Academy - give in honor of his service and dedication to USAFA.


April 25th retirement speech

Mal gave an inaugural address on April 25th that marked his retirement from regular cadet teaching, the first academic event conducted in Polaris Hall, and the relocation of the CCLD to its new and inspiring location.


4 great books

Mal has authored and edited four tremendous books - War, Morality, and the Military Profession (1979), The Viet Cong Political Infrastructure (1968), Introduction to Symbolic Logic (1991), and The Teaching of Ethics in the Military (1982)


Reporting for Duty

Give at the $1959 level to honor the year Mal arrived at USAFA - 1959.