The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) on Friday announced that Col. David Shea (ret.) had been named the 2012 recipient of the Lauren D. Lyman Award for outstanding achievement in aerospace communications.
While serving as an information officer in the U.S. Air Force, Shea was the official spokesman for Project Blue Book, the controversial Air Force investigation into Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs). According to an AIA press release,
Shea retired from the Air Force in 1988 and immediately joined the Hughes Aircraft Company, which joined with Raytheon Company in 1997, where he served as Director of Media Relations Training and Development and was a mentor to communicators across the company. He is co-author of “Media Isn’t a Four Letter Word,” a guidebook that has been praised as a “must-read” for media relations professionals, providing tips and techniques for executives on how to deal with the press. He is a founding member of the Air Force Public Affairs Alumni Association, a worldwide Air Force Organization with more than 650 members representing all areas of the public affairs profession.
Shea will be honored with the Lyman award during a luncheon on Wednesday.
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