Richard A. Devall

Title: Lieutenant Colonel (Retired)
Company: United States Air Force
Location: Jennings, Louisiana, United States


  • Air Command and Staff College
  • Air Force Association (Life Member)
  • Air War College
  • American Legion
  • Brooks Air Force Base, Catholic Chapel (Eucharistic Minister, 1983-1984)
  • Brooks Air Force Base, Texas (Keyworker Air Force Assistant and Fund Campaign, 1983)
  • International Order of Alhambra, New Orleans (Former Grand Commander)
  • Kessler Air Force Base, Catholic Chaplin Fund Council, Mississippi (Member, 1988-1991) (Chairman, 1989-1991)
  • Kessler Air Force Base, Mississippi (1988-1991)
  • Knights of Columbus Convention (Delegate to Louisiana State, 1994)
  • Knights of Columbus, 4th degree (Honorary Life Member) (Bishop Ott Assembly and Faithful Navigator, 1996-1998) (Council Delegate to Metro Chapter, 1994-1996) (Grand Knight for Council, 1994-1996) (Treasurer, 1995-1996) (Delegate to Louisiana State, 1994)
  • Louisiana State University
  • Midwestern University
  • Osan Air Base, Catholic Chaplain Fund Council, Korea (Member, 1984-1985)
  • Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, Jennings, Louisiana (2006-2009)
  • Sheppard Air Force Base, Council of Catholic Men (Vice President, 1971-1972)
  • St. Jean Vianney Catholic Church (1994-2006)
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars (Life Member)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2021)
  • Inductee, Marquis Who’s Who Top Military Professional of the Year (2020)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2019)
  • Honoree, Longevity Service Ribbons
  • Honoree, Outstanding Unit Citations (four times)
  • Recipient, Decorated National Defense Service Medal (with one device)
  • Recipient, Air Force Commission Medal
  • Recipient, Good Conduct Medal
  • Recipient, Air Force Meritorious Service Medal (with one device)
  • Recipient, Humanitarian Service Medal
  • Recipient, Air Force Commendation Medal

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