Gen. George Babbitt (ret.) was a four star general in the U.S. Air Force.  His highest command was Commander of Air Force Material.  He was a significant player in Air Force maneuverability all over the world.

And he played a mean set of drums!

George Babbitt was a member of hit recording group of the 1950s and 1960s The Ventures, one of the rock and roll era's greatest instrumental bands.  Known as "The Band That Gave Us A Thousand Other Bands" The Ventures hit is big with Tel-Star, Walk Don't Run, The Lonely Bull and the theme song from the hit TV show "Hawaii 5-0." The group sold millions of albums.

Take a look at this excellent video of a reunion in 1998 of The Ventures.  George Babbitt comes out and plays the drums in his FOUR STAR GENERAL'S UNIFORM!.  This is great.