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Class of 1996


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Class of 1996 - Key Data

  • Appointed:1226 on Monday, June 29, 1992
  • Graduated:922 on Wednesday, May 29, 1996
  • Commissions:
  • USAF-889
  • US Army-4
  • US Navy-9
  • US Marine Corps-4
  • Foreign-10
  • Not commissioned-6
  • Graduation Speaker:
  • General Ronald R. Fogleman (Class of 1963), Chief of Staff,
  • Presented Commissions:
  • General Ronald R. Fogleman (Class of 1963), Chief of Staff,
  • Presented Diplomas:
  • General Ronald R. Fogleman (Class of 1963), Chief of Staff, USAF
  • Cadet Wing Commanders:
  • Parker H. Wright (Fall) Linell A. Bartholic (Spring)
  • Scholarships:
  • JFK: Bruhn, Matthew Albert, English, David Lawrence, Hook, Alan Michael, Meehan, Andrew Michael; Draper: Burba, Matthew Kyle, Coop, Andrew Ernst, Fischer, Jack David, Giustino, Antonio, Schwartz, George Nelson, Taylor, Jonathan Brett, Tilbury, Chad Allen; Gerhart: Douglas, Eve Alison; Wolfe: Hughes, James Parks; MIT: Nelson, Eric Benjamin; NSF: Birch, Paul Robert, Myers, Amanda Sue
  • All-Americans (sports):
  • Christopher Lantagle (Boxing, 4 time); Christopher A. Cullenbine (Boxing, 2 time); Zachary N. Hess, Jacob B. Oldham, Daryl V.D. Brown, Jr., Richard Greene, Michael Dee (Boxing); Eric Mack (Cross Country); Brian Rizzoli (Gymnastics, 3 time); Beau Neal (Gymnastics, 2 time); Eric Mack (Indoor Track); Eric Mack (Outdoor Track); Roberta Breyen (Rifle); Jennifer Kornacker, Michelle Truesdale, Dolly Patel (Cross Country); Jennifer Kornacker, Kristi Lowenthal ( Indoor Track); Tracy Healey (Soccer); Yiotula Chiligris (Swimming, 4 time); Robbie Kilroy (Swimming, 2 time); Meg Martin (Swimming)
  • Class Officers:
  • President: Todd W. Cook; Scribe: Melissa S. Cunningham
Heraldry:

Class Motto: Aut Viam Inveniemus Aut Faciemus (We Will Find a Way or Make One)

FLAGSignifying service to country.THE "EAGLE AND FLEDGLINGS" STATUEStatue with its inscription "Man's Flight Through Life isSustained by the Power of His Knowledge" signifying theacademic rigor of the Academy.THE AMERICAN FLAGSignifies service to country.

THE CADET CHAPELA major architectural landmark, representing the spiritual,moral, and ethical growth of cadets.

THE PROP AND WINGSThe cadet collar insignia, which signifies the military growth of cadets. It also represents alinkage with the past-the insignia of the Army Air Crops (from which the Air Force sprang wasthe Prop and Wings)

THE FRONT RANGEIn the background stands the Front Range of the Rockies, a major part of the Academyenvironment which also signifies endurance and lasting strength.
THE AIRCRAFTAn F-16 and an F-22, reminding us of the Air Force mission and totaling 38, the number of thegraduating class.