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Class of 1960


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Class of 1960 - Key Data

  • Appointed:317 on Monday, July 09, 1956
  • Graduated:227 on Wednesday, June 08, 1960
  • Commissions:
  • USAF-218
  • US Navy-2
  • US Marine Corps-6
  • Not Commissioned-1
  • Graduation Speaker:
  • Dudley E. Sharp, Secretary of the Air Force
  • Presented Commissions:
  • Lt Gen John K. Gerhart, DCS Plans and Programs
  • Presented Diplomas:
  • Dudley E. Sharp, Secretary of the Air Force
  • Cadet Wing Commanders:
  • Anthony J. Burshnick (Fall), Donald L. Thurman (Spring)
  • Scholarships:
  • All-Americans (sports):
  • Class Officers:
  • President: Andi Biancur; Scribe: A.J. "Rosie" Cler, Jr.
Heraldry:

Class Motto: "Nulli Secundus", meaning "Second to None".

THE FALCONThe rampart falcon, representing the individual,appears to fly from left to right. He moves fromthe saber, representing cadetship, toward theNorth Star, which has been used by navigators,pilots, and travelers for centuries to find their trueheading. This depiction signifies the journey eachclass member will take through life, leaving histraining years as cadets, and moving on a directpath towards the future. The falcon is pictured abovethe clouds where vision is always clear and unrestricted.

CLASS YEARThe class year is predominant on the crest symbolizing that the whole supports the individual.

CLASS MOTTO:The falcon is carrying a banner inscribed with the Latin words "Nulli Secundus". Thetranslation "Second to None" designates our status as the second class to graduate, but alsoimplies that the Class of 1960 is inferior to no others.

CHAIN OF CLOUDSOf note is the double chain of clouds, represented by their heraldic symbology, around the baseof the ring. This signifies the spiritual binding of the Class of 1960, as represented by the classcrest, and carries on to the obverse of the ring, as represented by the (then) Air Force Academy crest.