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Class of 1982


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Class of 1982 - Key Data

  • Appointed:1475 on Monday, June 26, 1978
  • Graduated:842 on Wednesday, June 02, 1982
  • Commissions:
  • USAF- 830
  • US Army- 2
  • US Navy- 3
  • US Marine Corps-1
  • Foreign- 4
  • Not commissioned-2
  • Graduation Speaker:
  • George H. W. Bush, Vice President of the United States
  • Presented Commissions:
  • George H. W. Bush, Vice President of the United States
  • Presented Diplomas:
  • George H. W. Bush, Vice President of the United States; The Honorable Verne Orr, Secretary of the Air Force
  • Cadet Wing Commanders:
  • Timothy Collins (Fall); Robert P. Otto (Spring)
  • Scholarships:
  • Rhodes Scholarships: Heather A. Wilson, and David S. Fadok; National Science Foundation Fellowships: Christopher R. Kedzie, Joseph E. Overbeck, and David R. Levy; Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellowship: Robert J. Scari and Robert E. Peterson, Jr.; Fulbright Scholarship: Steven C. Suddarth; Guggenheim Fellowship: David R. Levy; National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame Scholarship: Michael E. B. France; East-West Center Scholarship: Shawn V. Whitson; Princeton Fellowship: James D. Taiclet, Jr.; Kennedy School of Government - Harvard University Scholarship: Jon A. Kimminau, James D. Taiclet, and David M. Snyder; Boeing Endowments for Excellence: Christopher R. Kedzie, Herbert E. Klei, Robert E. Peterson, Jr., Steven C. Suddarth, and Thomas L. Yoder; Franklin C. Wolfe Fellowship: Timothy F. Lindemann; Departmental scholarships: Gail R. Cooper, Michael E. Damal, and Glenn E. James
  • All-Americans (sports):
  • Johnny L. Jackson: Football; Academic All American: Michael E. B. France
  • Class Officers:
  • President: James T. Demarest; Vice President: Unk; Secretary: Unk; Treasurer: Unk; Historian and Scribe: James M. Ratti
Heraldry:

Class Motto: Best in Blue

THE AMERICAN FLAGThe American Flag, with the Polaris Star serving as its support, gracefully wraps around theAcademy Saber showing the Class of '82s commitment to defend our country.

THE PROP AND WINGSThe Prop and Wings and the slogan, "Best in Blue," represent the pride '82 has in being the24th graduating class from the Academy.

"LORD GUARD AND GUIDE"This quote is taken from the hymn sung each Sunday in the Cadet Chapel asking God tolead and protect the Men who Fly.

THE AIRCRAFTThe four Thunderbirds symbolize the courage and expertise of the men whose mission is to"Fly and Fight."