Marquez, Leo, Lt Gen

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Last Rank
Lieutenant General
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
41-Director of Logistics
Last AFSC Group
Transportation and Logistics
Primary Unit
1983-1987, 41, Headquarters Command (HQ USAF)
Service Years
1954 - 1987
Lieutenant General

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Home State
New Mexico
New Mexico
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSgt Robert Bruce McClelland, Jr. to remember Marquez, Leo, Lt Gen USAF(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Tome, New Mexico
Last Address
New Mexico

Date of Passing
Dec 30, 2011
Location of Interment
Santa Fe National Cemetery - Santa Fe, New Mexico
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Headquarters Air Force Air Force Commander Air Training Command Instructor (pre-1966) Air Force Retired

Missileman (Senior)

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Throughout his 33-year career, Marquez is credited with revolutionizing the maintenance and logistics career field.  
Today, an Air Force award bears his name. The Lieutenant General Leo Marquez Award recognizes military and civil service aircraft, munitions and missile maintenance personnel who perform hands-on maintenance or manage a maintenance function. 
"He is and will always be an icon in the maintenance and logistics community because of his ability to see the problem and cut right to the issue," said Lindsley, a Lieutenant General Leo Marquez Award recipient. "He's responsible for the Air Force Combat Ammunition Center, our world-class munitions school known as "Ammo U", and had a hand in the very badge maintainers wear above their left pocket. We have an award named after him that is coveted by maintainers at all levels. His is a lasting legacy and a reminder of the difference one person can make."
He was selected as Air Force Logistics Command Systems Manager of the year in 1974. In 1977, Marquez was the recipient of the Air Force Association's Executive Management Award. In 2003 he was awarded the Logistics Officer Association Lifetime Achievement Award. 
Upon his retirement from the Air Force, Marquez stayed active in New Mexico military affairs, serving on the Kirtland Partnership Committee and the New Mexico Military Base Planning Commission.
He is survived by his wife, Stella, five children and three grandchildren.
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Aviator (Senior)
Maintenance (Master)

 Unit Assignments
Headquarters Command (HQ USAF)
  1983-1987, 41, Headquarters Command (HQ USAF)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
New Mexico State UniversityGeorge Washington UniversityAir Command and Staff CollegeCarnegie Mellon University
  1950-1954, New Mexico State University
  1965-1967, George Washington University
  1966-1967, Air Command and Staff College
  1967-1967, Carnegie Mellon University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)  F-86 Sabre  F-102 Delta Dagger  F-106 Delta Dart  
F-5 Tiger II  A-37 Dragonfly  F-100 Super Sabre  F-101 Voodoo  
F-104 Starfighter  T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)  CIM-10  BOMARC Missile  F-111 Aardvark  
  1956-1958, T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)
  1958-1959, F-86 Sabre
  1959-1962, F-102 Delta Dagger
  1962-1966, F-106 Delta Dart
  1967-1967, F-5 Tiger II
  1967-1968, A-37 Dragonfly
  1967-1970, F-100 Super Sabre
  1968-1970, F-101 Voodoo
  1968-1970, F-104 Starfighter
  1968-1970, T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)
  1968-1970, CIM-10 BOMARC Missile
  1970-1975, F-111 Aardvark
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