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FORMER AOC BOARD MEMBER AND BILLY MITCHELL CHAPTER
LEGEND DANIEL A.K. "DAK" PROCTOR PASSES

Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and
Armed Forces Reserve Medal. In 1976, he was selected as
one of the United States Air Force's Outstanding Reservists.
During his concurrent federal civilian service, DAK
Proctor served as a supervisory intelligence operations specialist. At the time of his retirement in 1982, he was the
chief of the Intelligence Research
Division, United States Air Force's
Electronic Security Command (now
Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance,
Reconnaissance Agency). His civilian
decorations and awards include Civilian
Meritorious Service Award; Department
of Air Force Outstanding Unit Award;
Department of the Navy Meritorious Unit
Commendation; Department of the Air
Force Organizational Excellence Award;
The Evan's Trophy (Air Force Special
Communications Center's Outstanding
Civilian Mission Contribution Award);
Air Force Special Communications
Center Equal Employment Opportunity
(EEO) Supervisory Action Award; Air
Force Electronic Warfare Center EEO
Supervisory Action Award; United
Air Force Security Service (USAFSS)
EEO Supervisory Action Award;
USAFSS Distinguished EEO Award -
Supervisory Action; Letter of Favorable
Communications from the Office of the
Secretary, Department of the Air Force,
for Outstanding Contributions to the Air
Force EEO Program; four Outstanding
Performance Ratings and three Sustained
Superior Performance Awards.
Besides his active involvement in the AOC, he also held
lifetime memberships in the Air Force Association, the
National Military Intelligence Association, the Freedom
Through Vigilance Association, the National Active &
Retired Federal Employees Association and the Veterans
of Foreign Wars.
DAK is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Ann Proctor,
who was very active in supporting the BMC in many of its
activities. He is also survived by his daughter, Carla A.
Villyard, and two granddaughters, Jennifer and Stephanie
Villyard, along with a sister, Jo Ann Hardy, and brother,
Patrick R. Proctor.
DAK will be sorely missed, but his impact on the AOC and
Billy Mitchell Chapter will last a long time and will continue
with the BMC Education Foundation Scholarship program he
helped orchestrate. a

The Journal of Electronic Defense | December 2013

The AOC and the Billy Mitchell Chapter (BMC) have lost a
dedicated CROW with the passing of Daniel A.K. "DAK" Proctor.
DAK Proctor at the age of 85 died on Friday, September 27
in San Antonio, TX. DAK represented the heart and soul
of the BMC. Both the AOC and the BMC owe DAK a debt of
gratitude that we will never be able to repay. DAK was one
of the founding members of the BMC,
and he served as BMC President twice
from 1971 to 1973 and then again from
1989 to 1991.
He was awarded numerous citations
from the AOC, including the AOC Board
of Directors Silver Medal in 1994 for
"superior devotion to the aims and
goals of the AOC and singularly distinctive accomplishments in support
of electronic warfare for free world
forces." DAK was also awarded the AOC
Life Achievement Award in 1997 for his
lifelong achievements and contributions in support of EW. He worked tirelessly to expand the BMC and the AOC,
and DAK had recruited more than 300
AOC members. DAK was instrumental
in establishing the BMC FIESTACROW
symposium, which raised funding for
the BMC Education Foundation. DAK
established the local university scholarship and Enlisted Tuition Grant programs. Since the Education Foundation
was established in 1986, the BMC has
awarded more than $365,000 in scholarships as a direct result of DAK's efforts.
Several years ago the BMC established a
DAK Proctor Scholarship to honor DAK's
efforts and accomplishments. DAK and his wife Mary Ann
would be present at all BMC functions, from luncheons to St.
Patrick's Day parties on the San Antonio River walk to the
monthly games night held at Lackland AFB. Both DAK and
Mary Ann were named BMC Volunteer of the Year on numerous occasions. DAK was voted BMC Director Emeritus in 1996.   
DAK began his government service in 1950 after graduating from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science
degree. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S.
Army and served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. He served
honorably and was discharged as a captain in April 1957. Upon
completion of his active duty, he transferred to the U.S. Air
Force Reserves and also began his career in civil service. DAK
rose to the grade of colonel in the reserves before retiring
in 1980. His military decorations and awards include the
Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal,

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - December 2013

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
World Report
Seeing the Light: Laser Warning Systems Facing Increasingly Lethal Threats
2014 EW/SIGINT Resource Guide
EW 101
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - December 2013 - cover1
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JED - December 2013 - 5
JED - December 2013 - The View From Here
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JED - December 2013 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - December 2013 - Courses Calendar
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JED - December 2013 - From the President
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JED - December 2013 - The Monitor
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