Major General I.B. Holley Award

Created in 2007, the Major General I.B. Holley Award recognizes an individual who has made sustained, significant contributions to the documentation of Air Force and Space Force history during a lifetime of service. The Award’s inaugural presentation was to Major General I.B. Holley as a tribute to his decades of assistance, support, and encouragement to military historians.

Throughout the years, Major General Holley served as a visiting professor at the U.S. Military Academy. He taught many courses on Military History, the History of Technology, and similar subjects at Duke University beginning in 1947. Over the course of six decades, Holley wrote numerous books, scholarly papers, reviews, and critiques and demonstrated professional interests in various historical subjects, including the American Highway Revolution, Air Weapons Development and Acquisition, and Intellectual History.

Holley received the Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award in 1989. Well known for his service work, Holley inspired an effort by Duke scholars in 2004 to donate scholarly books, textbooks, and journal articles to Iraqi university and college libraries, which suffered damage in the second Gulf War and previously under Saddam Hussein’s rule.

Featured Award Winner

Daniel L Haulman - Significant Contributions Service Award
Daniel L. Haulman, PhD

Dr. Daniel L. Haulman was born in New Orleans, LA, where he attended public schools. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Studies Education from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1971 and subsequently taught high school social studies in south Louisiana for five years. Dr. Haulman received his Master of Education degree from the University of New Orleans in 1975 and his PhD in History from Auburn University in 1983. He worked at the Air Force Historical Research Agency at Maxwell Air Force Base, AL, for 37 years, retiring in 2019 as head of the organization’s organizational histories section. He is the author of eight aviation history books published by the United States Air Force and by NewSouth Books, and thirty-eight periodical articles, five encyclopedia articles, and fifteen articles published electronically.

Dr. Haulman is a member of the Society for Military History, the Alabama Historical Association, the Air Force Association, the Air Force Historical Foundation, the Tuskegee Airmen Incorporated, the Sons of the American Revolution, and One Montgomery. Dr. Haulman has presented papers at thirty-nine historical conferences. He is married to Ellen Ann Evans Haulman, and they have a son, Evan.

Past Holley Award Recipients

  • 2019: R. Cargill Hall
  • 2018: Lt. Gen. John L. “Jack” Hudson
  • 2017: Mr. Keith Ferris
  • 2016: Dr. Mark A. Clodfelter
  • 2015: Dr. Richard P. Hallion
  • 2014: Col. Walter J. Boyne
  • 2013: Mr. Jacob Neufeld
  • 2011: Mr. Joseph Caver
  • 2010: Dr. Alan Gropman
  • 2009: Mr. Herman S. Wolk
  • 2008: Brig. Gen. Alfred F. Hurley, USAF (Ret)
  • 2007: Maj. Gen. (Distinguished Professor Emeritus) I. B. Holley, Jr, USAF (Ret)