An estimated 150 people attended the old Bate High School reunion Saturday at Danville High School.
Bate graduate Paul L. Smith of Fern Creek was the featured speaker.
Smith served in the Air Force from 1955 to 1977 and is a retired senior master sergeant.
In 1975, the Air Force chief of staff determined that the Air Force would lead the Department of Defense in developing an in-house management consultation service for senior Air Force commanders.
Col. Robert E. Chapman was selected personally by Gen. David C. Jones to head the newly formed Leadership and Management Development Center.
Col. Chapman had unlimited authority to select anyone from the Air Force to serve as the initial cadre of the first management consultation team. Smith was one of the first men chosen for the historical task.