Author: Galen Pickard
Each of the titles is the current (or terminal) title of a sitting or recently retired Air Force General. The first letters of their surnames spell EIGHT DAYS A WEEK, the answer to the puzzle.
The dates, in each case, are dates on which that General received a promotion earlier in their career, as are helpfully indicated at the bottom of each's official Air Force Biography page, e.g., http://www.af.mil/AboutUs/Biographies/Display/tabid/225/Article/105022/major-general-david-j-eichhorn.aspx.
Using standard pay grade notation (2LT = O-1, LT = O-2, etc.), each of these promotion events gives a before/after pair of indices, which index into the General's name to give a translation from one letter to another. Applying all of these translations to the series of letters in the last line spells ACTORJAMESORSPAINSGENERALISSIMO, so the title is FRANCO.
The Generals and associated promotions and translations are, in order: