Major General Douglas O. Dollar Distinguished Service Award
Dana D. Batey
Brigadier General Dana D. Batey, U. S. Army, enlisted into U. S. Air Force in 1951. After discharge in 1955 he enlisted into the 45th Infantry Division, Oklahoma Army National Guard, assigned to Army Aviation.
He attained the grade of master sergeant before entering Officer Candidate School, Fort Benning, Georgia. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in June 1959 and served in the 45th Aviation Company. He holds Bachelor and Master Degrees in Aerospace Management from Southeastern Oklahoma State University and the University of Southern California.
He attended several military schools including the U. S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. His many awards and decorations include three Exceptional Service Medals, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal and Master Army Aviator and General Staff Badges.
He is the past President of the Oklahoma Military Heritage Foundation, past Commander of the Colonel Pendleton Woods Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars and past Co-Director of the Southwest Youth Leadership Conference, Oklahoma City. He is an inductee into the Midwest City High School Wall of Fame, Oklahoma Aeronautics and Space Hall of Fame and the Military Hall of Fame, Fort Benning, Georgia.