William J. "Hoot" Gibson of Ogden recently received the Air Force Association's Presidential Citation.

Gibson was honored for his outstanding performance as national vice president of the association's Rocky Mountain Region, said Sam E. Keith Jr., the association's national president.

The association is an international, non-profit organization with chapters and state organizations throughout the U.S. and in Europe and the Far East. The organization supports a strong national defense and the application of aerospace technology for the betterment of mankind.

Gibson also was chairman of the association's 12-member national vice president's group where he effectively fused divergent opinions into committee suggestions that have benefited the organization nationally, Keith said. "He (Gibson) is a symbol of hard work, dedication and superb leadership."