The Chairman of the NATO Military Committee has received his fourth honorary degree.
Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach is the UK's most senior serving officer and military advisor to the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Council.
He was awarded his honorary award from the University of Lincoln at Lincoln Cathedral.
It took the university's Deputy Vice Chancellor around 20 minutes to sum up Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach's career.
"In the context of his outstanding achievements, I would like to call up on you to confirm for Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach the degree of Doctor of the university, Honoris Causae," said the Deputy Vice Chancellor in his speech.
This is the fourth honorary doctorate ACM Peach has received, with the other three awarded by Kingston, Loughborough and Sheffield universities.
However, this is the first doctorate from a university-based in a county he has called home for 20 years.
"During the Second World War, Lincolnshire was home to 26 bases and 52 squadrons," Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach said in his speech.
"What you might not be aware of is the average age of the aircrew in those aeroplanes was 19.
"What you also may not be aware of is that they came from 37 countries for what they believe was a just cause.
"They were your age, from all over the world," he added, addressing the students who were attending their graduation.
"Aim high and be prepared for changes. Be prepared for setbacks. Be resilient. But above all, be curious.
"The world is a wonderful, fascinating place, and the people in it deserve your skills and your talents," he told the students.