USAFA Class Exemplars

Since the Class of 2000, each class has chosen someone who "exemplifies" the type of person the class wishes to emulate.



2000

General James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle

2001

Brigadier General William "Billy" Mitchell

2002

Captain Lance P. Sijan

2003

Major Richard I. Bong

2004

Captain Eddie Rickenbacker

2005

General George S. Patton Jr.

2006

General Carl A. "Tooey" Spaatz

2007

Lieutenant Colonel Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom

2008

1LT Karl W. Ritcher

2009

Colonel Hubert "Hub" Zemke

2010

2Lt Frank Luke Jr.

2011

Brigadier General Robin Olds

2012

General of the AF Henry H. "Hap" Arnold

2013

General Curtis E. Lemay

2014

Lieutenant Colonel Jay Zeamer Jr.

2015

Wilbur and Orville Wright

2016

Major David Brodeur



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