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Chief Master Sgt. Robert Tibi, right, Air Force Global Strike Command command first sergeant, presents the Order of the Sword to retired Gen. Robin Rand, left, former AFGSC commander, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 23, 2021. The Order of the Sword is an Air Force tradition in which members of the enlisted corps recognize and honor senior officers and civilians who have made significant contributions to the welfare and prestige of the enlisted corps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)

Chief Master Sgt. Robert Tibi, right, Air Force Global Strike Command command first sergeant, presents the Order of the Sword to retired Gen. Robin Rand, left, former AFGSC commander, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 23, 2021. The Order of the Sword is an Air Force tradition in which members of the enlisted corps recognize and honor senior officers and civilians who have made significant contributions to the welfare and prestige of the enlisted corps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)

Retired Gen. Robin Rand, former Air Force Global Strike Command commander, sits at the head table during an Order of the Sword ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 23, 2021. The Order of the Sword is a rare honor bestowed on a senior officer or civilian by the enlisted corps of a command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)

Retired Gen. Robin Rand, former Air Force Global Strike Command commander, sits at the head table during an Order of the Sword ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 23, 2021. The Order of the Sword is a rare honor bestowed on a senior officer or civilian by the enlisted corps of a command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)

Retired Gen. Robin Rand, former Air Force Global Strike Command commander, is welcomed with a standing ovation during an Order of the Sword ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 23, 2021. The Order of the Sword is an Air Force tradition in which members of the enlisted corps recognize and honor senior officers and civilians who have made significant contributions to the welfare and prestige of the enlisted corps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)

Retired Gen. Robin Rand, former Air Force Global Strike Command commander, is welcomed with a standing ovation during an Order of the Sword ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 23, 2021. The Order of the Sword is an Air Force tradition in which members of the enlisted corps recognize and honor senior officers and civilians who have made significant contributions to the welfare and prestige of the enlisted corps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)

Airmen from Barksdale's honor guard present the ceremonious sword used in the Order of the Sword ceremony honoring retired Gen. Robin Rand, former Air Force Global Strike Command commander, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 23, 2021. The ceremonial presentation was adopted from the Royal Order of the Sword and passed to the United States during the Revolutionary War. However, it lay dormant until it was reinstituted in its current form in 1967. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)

Airmen from Barksdale's honor guard present the ceremonious sword used in the Order of the Sword ceremony honoring retired Gen. Robin Rand, former Air Force Global Strike Command commander, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 23, 2021. The ceremonial presentation was adopted from the Royal Order of the Sword and passed to the United States during the Revolutionary War. However, it lay dormant until it was reinstituted in its current form in 1967. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)

Chief Master Sgt. Robert Tibi, center, Air Force Global Strike Command command first sergeant, makes remarks during the Order of the Sword ceremony honoring retired Gen. Robin Rand, second from left, former AFGSC commander, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 23, 2021. The Order of the Sword ceremony was patterned after two orders of chivalry founded during the Middle Ages in Europe: the (British) Royal Order of the Sword and the Swedish Military Order of the Sword, still in existence today. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)

Chief Master Sgt. Robert Tibi, center, Air Force Global Strike Command command first sergeant, makes remarks during the Order of the Sword ceremony honoring retired Gen. Robin Rand, second from left, former AFGSC commander, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 23, 2021. The Order of the Sword ceremony was patterned after two orders of chivalry founded during the Middle Ages in Europe: the (British) Royal Order of the Sword and the Swedish Military Order of the Sword, still in existence today. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)

Retired Gen. Robin Rand, former Air Force Global Strike Command commander, wipes tears from his eyes after being honored at an Order of the Sword ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 23, 2021. The Order of the Sword is an Air Force tradition in which members of the enlisted corps recognize and honor senior officers and civilians who have made significant contributions to the welfare and prestige of the enlisted corps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)

Retired Gen. Robin Rand, former Air Force Global Strike Command commander, wipes tears from his eyes after being honored at an Order of the Sword ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 23, 2021. The Order of the Sword is an Air Force tradition in which members of the enlisted corps recognize and honor senior officers and civilians who have made significant contributions to the welfare and prestige of the enlisted corps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)

Retired Gen. Robin Rand, former Air Force Global Strike Command commander, is honored at an Order of the Sword ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 23, 2021. The Order of the Sword is a rare honor bestowed on a senior officer or civilian by the noncommissioned officers of a command to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the enlisted corps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)

Retired Gen. Robin Rand, former Air Force Global Strike Command commander, is honored at an Order of the Sword ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 23, 2021. The Order of the Sword is a rare honor bestowed on a senior officer or civilian by the noncommissioned officers of a command to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the enlisted corps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)

Retired Gen. Robin Rand, former Air Force Global Strike Command commander, wipes tears from his eyes after being honored at an Order of the Sword ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 23, 2021. The Order of the Sword is an Air Force tradition in which members of the enlisted corps recognize and honor senior officers and civilians who have made significant contributions to the welfare and prestige of the enlisted corps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)

Retired Gen. Robin Rand, former Air Force Global Strike Command commander, wipes tears from his eyes after being honored at an Order of the Sword ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 23, 2021. The Order of the Sword is an Air Force tradition in which members of the enlisted corps recognize and honor senior officers and civilians who have made significant contributions to the welfare and prestige of the enlisted corps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)

Retired Gen. Robin Rand, former Air Force Global Strike Command commander, makes remarks after being honored at an Order of the Sword ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 23, 2021. The Order of the Sword is a rare honor bestowed on a senior officer or civilian by the enlisted corps of a command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)

Retired Gen. Robin Rand, former Air Force Global Strike Command commander, makes remarks after being honored at an Order of the Sword ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 23, 2021. The Order of the Sword is a rare honor bestowed on a senior officer or civilian by the enlisted corps of a command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)

Retired Gen. Robin Rand, former Air Force Global Strike Command commander, makes remarks after being honored at an Order of the Sword ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 23, 2021. The Order of the Sword is a rare honor bestowed on a senior officer or civilian by the noncommissioned officers of a command to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the enlisted corps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)
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Retired Gen. Robin Rand, former Air Force Global Strike Command commander, makes remarks after being honored at an Order of the Sword ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 23, 2021. The Order of the Sword is a rare honor bestowed on a senior officer or civilian by the noncommissioned officers of a command to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the enlisted corps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)

Retired Gen. Robin Rand, center, former Air Force Global Strike Command commander, makes remarks after being honored at an Order of the Sword ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 23, 2021. The Order of the Sword ceremony was patterned after two orders of chivalry founded during the Middle Ages in Europe: the (British) Royal Order of the Sword and the Swedish Military Order of the Sword, still in existence today. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)
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Retired Gen. Robin Rand, center, former Air Force Global Strike Command commander, makes remarks after being honored at an Order of the Sword ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 23, 2021. The Order of the Sword ceremony was patterned after two orders of chivalry founded during the Middle Ages in Europe: the (British) Royal Order of the Sword and the Swedish Military Order of the Sword, still in existence today. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)

Retired Gen. Robin Rand, second from right, former Air Force Global Strike Command commander, and his former Command Chief Master Sgts. make a toast during an Order of the Sword ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 23, 2021. The Order of the Sword is a rare honor bestowed on a senior officer or civilian by the enlisted corps of a command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)
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Retired Gen. Robin Rand, second from right, former Air Force Global Strike Command commander, and his former Command Chief Master Sgts. make a toast during an Order of the Sword ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 23, 2021. The Order of the Sword is a rare honor bestowed on a senior officer or civilian by the enlisted corps of a command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)

Barksdale's honor guard presents the ceremonious sword used in the Order of the Sword ceremony honoring retired Gen. Robin Rand, former Air Force Global Strike Command commander, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 23, 2021. The ceremonial presentation was adopted from the Royal Order of the Sword and passed to the United States during the Revolutionary War. However, it lay dormant until it was reinstituted in its current form in 1967. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)
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Barksdale's honor guard presents the ceremonious sword used in the Order of the Sword ceremony honoring retired Gen. Robin Rand, former Air Force Global Strike Command commander, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 23, 2021. The ceremonial presentation was adopted from the Royal Order of the Sword and passed to the United States during the Revolutionary War. However, it lay dormant until it was reinstituted in its current form in 1967. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)

Barksdale's honor guard presents the ceremonious sword used in the Order of the Sword ceremony honoring retired Gen. Robin Rand, former Air Force Global Strike Command commander, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 23, 2021. The ceremonial presentation was adopted from the Royal Order of the Sword and passed to the United States during the Revolutionary War. However, it lay dormant until it was reinstituted in its current form in 1967. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)
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Barksdale's honor guard presents the ceremonious sword used in the Order of the Sword ceremony honoring retired Gen. Robin Rand, former Air Force Global Strike Command commander, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 23, 2021. The ceremonial presentation was adopted from the Royal Order of the Sword and passed to the United States during the Revolutionary War. However, it lay dormant until it was reinstituted in its current form in 1967. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. -- Chief Master Sgt. Robert Tibi, right, Air Force Global Strike Command command first sergeant, presents the Order of the Sword to retired Gen. Robin Rand, left, former AFGSC commander, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 23, 2021. The Order of the Sword is an Air Force tradition in which members of the enlisted corps recognize and honor senior officers and civilians who have made significant contributions to the welfare and prestige of the enlisted corps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)