Lt. Col. Raymond. F. Besecker, USAF/GE (Ret.)

Title: Lt. Col. U.S. Air Force/New York Air National Guard (Retired)

Company: General Electric

Location:  East Syracuse, New York
United States



  • AARP®
  • Air Force Association
  • American Security Council Foundation (ASCF)
  • Boy Scouts of America (committee chairman)
  • East Syracuse Girls League, softball coach
  • East Syracuse Jaycees (past member)
  • Environmentalist Ventures with Inner-City Kids
  • Friends of Carpenters Brook Fish Hatchery (charter life member)
  • General Electric Engineers Association
  • General Electric Foremen’s Association
  • General Electric Golf and Bowling Leagues, Syracuse, NY (president)
  • Izaak Walton League of America, Central New York Chapter (board of directors)
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars (life member)
  • Military Officers Association (life member)
  • National Advisory Board (member)
  • National Geographic and Smithsonian Society
  • National Rifle Association (NRA)
  • New York Air National Guard Association
  • New York State Conservation Council, Inc.
  • New York State Militia Association
  • North American Fishing Club
  • Republican National Committee (member)
  • Republican Presidential Task Force (past member)
  • Reserve Officers Association
  • Sportsman’s Alliance
  • The Residents Association, Thonotosassa, FL (president, 2010-2012)
  • United States Defense Committee
  • United States Navy League of America, Central New York Chapter (president, 1974-1975)
  • United States Republican Senatorial Club (member)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2021)
  • Inductee, Top Professional of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2020)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2020)
  • Inductee, New York State Outdoorsman Hall of Fame (2015)
  • Honoree, Hero of Conservation, Post Standard of Syracuse, NY (2010)
  • Honoree, National Aviation and Space Exploration Wall of Honor (2010)
  • Certificate of Support, U.S. Olympic Committee (2009)
  • Onondaga County Federation of Sportsman’s Club Award for Sportsman of the Year (2002)
  • Recipient, FCB FH Award, President of the Onondaga County (2000)
  • Honoree, Honor Brick, 109th New York Air National Guard Base, Scotia, NY
  • Honoree, Honor Brick, Veterans Park, New York State Fair
  • Honoree, Veterans War Memorial
  • Honoree, Vietnam Honor Wall, Syracuse, NY
  • Airman’s Medal, United States Air Force
  • Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon, with multiple Oak Leaf Clusters
  • Air Medal, with multiple Oak Leaf Clusters, United States Air Force
  • Combat Readiness Medal, with Five Oak Leaf Clusters, United States Air Force
  • Meritorious Service Medal, United States Air Force
  • New York State Conspicuous Service Cross
  • New York State Conspicuous Service Star
  • New York State Long and Faithful Service Ribbon with Device
  • New York State Medal of Merit
  • Recipient, Izaak Walton League of America Award
  • Recipient, Judge Tobin Volunteer Award, volunteer work in the areas of Environment and Conservation
  • Recipient, Presidential Award
  • Recipient, Sportsman of the Year Award
  • Numerous Awards and Recognitions, Onondoga County and New York State

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