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Robert Tralles Herres
Birth: Dec. 1, 1932
Denver
Denver County
Colorado, USA
Death: Jul. 24, 2008
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA

United States Air Force General. He served as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1987 to 1990, under General and former Secretary of State Colin Powell. He received his undergraduate degree from the United States Naval Academy in 1954, and post graduate degrees from the Air Force Institute of Technology in 1960, and George Washington University in 1965. Initially commissioned as a naval officer, he switched military branches in 1955 to fly jet fighter aircraft. In 1966 he was selected as a an astronaut candidate in the Manned Orbiting Laboratory Program, a position he held until the program's cancellation in 1969. Advancing to the rank of colonel in the early 1970s, he was assigned as vice commander of the 310th Strategic Wing in Southeast Asia, before assuming command of the 449th Bomb Wing. From 1974 to 1975 he served with the Strategic Air Command as director of command and control operations, and from 1981 to 1982 as commander of the 8th Air Force based out of Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. In 1982 he was appointed as commander-in-chief of the North American Aerospace Defense Command, and two years later as the first commander of the United States Space Command. He retired from active military service in 1993 before entering the private sector. He served as chairman and corporate executive officer (CEO) of USSA, a San Antonio based insurance and financial services company until 2002. Active in community services, he served as chairman of the United Way in San Antonio, Texas, as a national board member for the Boy Scouts of America, and as a community fund raiser for children's health care issues. In 2005 he was diagnosed with brain cancer, before eventually losing his life to the disease at the age of 75.  (bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) 
 
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Burial:
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section AI Site 529
 
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Originally Created by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
Record added: Aug 05, 2008
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Robert Tralles Herres
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 Added: Sep. 26, 2014
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- Mike Caldwell
 Added: Jul. 24, 2014
Remembered 6 years later
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 Added: Jul. 21, 2014
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