Ronald J. Webb


Distinguished Alumni Service Award (2006)
School of Education
B.S., 1960


Ronald Webb received an education degree from IU in 1960. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War and was held as a prisoner of war in Hanoi for nearly six years after a mid-air collision led to his capture. After his release, he continued to serve in the Air Force and earned two Silver Stars before retiring as a colonel in 1985. President Ronald Reagan appointed him a special assistant to the administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, and President George H.W. Bush appointed him FAA aviation assistant to the Secretary of Transportation.