Class of 1987

Class of 1987


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Class of 1987 - Key Data

  • Appointed:1447 on Wednesday, July 6, 1983
  • Graduated:989 on Wednesday, May 27, 1987
  • Commissions:
  • USAF-972
  • US Army-1
  • US Navy-1
  • US Marine Corps-7
  • Foreign-3
  • Not commissioned-5
  • Graduation Speaker:
  • The Honorable Edward D. Aldridge, Secretary of the Air Force
  • Presented Commissions:
  • The Honorable Edward D. Aldridge, Secretary of the Air Force
  • Presented Diplomas:
  • The Honorable Edward D. Aldridge, Secretary of the Air Force
  • Cadet Wing Commanders:
  • Terrence A. Brown (Fall) Dale A. Holland (Spring)
  • Scholarships:
  • Rhodes: Tran, Hoang N; Marshall: Rhodes; Guggenheim: Oertel, Peter R., Toplikar, Charles F.; JFK: Giczy, Alexander V., Farris, David B., Marrs, James R.; Hertz: Boe, Eric A., McCroskey, Erick D., Rhodes, Jeffrey H.; East-West: Chin, Keric B. O., Stilwell, David R.; Gerhart: Christensen, Brian P., Zumwalt, Michel P.; Nutter; Garrett, Christopher A.; Wolfe: Self, Kerry W.
  • All-Americans (sports):
  • Shwan Flournoy, Thomas L. Rempfer, Steven Kokora, Angel Diaz, Carlton Glitzke, Stephen B. Schifani, Kevin Munger (Boxing); Terry Maki, Tom Rotello, Mark Simon (Football); Barbara Fogel, Pat Goodall, Shannon Averill (Indoor track); Barbara Fogel (Outdoor Track); Jean Heffernan (Swimming, 2 time); Nicole Berry (Swimming)
  • Class Officers:
  • President: Jeffrey R. McDaniels; Scribes: John & Carolyn Sammartino
Heraldry:

Class Motto: Nostri Vires De Caelo Est (Our Strength Is From Heaven)

Contributions of Graduates:

Eric Boe, Astronaut (2002).

Henry Thompson receives Jabara Award for Airmanship (2002).

Kelly Latimer becomes first woman to join Virgin Galactic Test Pilot Team (2015).

Patrick Mordente named Director of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum (2017).





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