The Presidents Club of Dayton has announced that Lieutenant General (retired) Richard V. "Dick" Reynolds will be the 70th recipient of the region’s 2021 Citizen Legion of Honor award. The award, given every year since 1951 (2020 COVID exception), is the oldest, most continuous and prestigious recognition of volunteer servant leadership in the Dayton region.
General Reynolds served our military in the United States Air Force for thirty-four years of active duty, retiring as Vice Commander, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. He had an illustrious career beginning as a 1971 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, and along with his family, served with distinction in assignments and on Air Force installations across the United States.
Upon retirement, General Reynolds, his wife Joani, and daughters Brittany and Tori, settled in the Dayton area and have led active lives in our community. Dick took his love of education, flight, military service, and history and continued leadership as a volunteer in many community programs and projects.
He served as a principal fundraiser for WPAFB Fisher House II and the Dayton Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center Fisher House. He is also Past President and Board Chair of the Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc., a responsibility that included raising over $39 million for construction of the National Museum of the United States Air Force 4th major building at WPAFB near the community of Riverside.
He is a Co-founder, Secretary, and Vice Chairman of our region’s Air Camp, Inc., which hosts students and teachers from across the United States, and teaches the importance of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education, and paves the way for productive careers in the STEM disciplines. Dick is also a Trustee of our region’s United States Air and Trade Show and has served on advisory groups for the Dayton Development Coalition and Beavercreek Schools Strategic Planning.
Mike Parks, President of the Dayton Foundation said, “Dick is a tremendous example of what it means to make a true and lasting impact on one’s community. He is an amazing role model of volunteer dedication, strategic thinking, and enthusiastic leadership. We are so fortunate and pleased to have Dick here in our community.” The Presidents Club of Dayton agrees with Mr. Parks and believes General Reynolds is a role model for not only the many retired military men and women in our area, but for all volunteer servant leaders in our region.
The Presidents Club of Dayton is honored to recognize Lt General (retired) Dick Reynolds at its annual luncheon event on Thursday, October 7, 2021, at the Dayton Convention Center from 10:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Sponsorships and tables are available to honor General Reynolds by contacting Phil Parker at 937-478-3000 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The proceeds from this event go toward sustaining the Presidents Club scholarships at Sinclair Community College for active student volunteer leaders in our community.