Class of the Month: 1979
Every month we will recognize a featured class online, highlighting the accomplishments and catching up with where they are now.
- This month we are celebrating the Class of 1979!
- The Class of 1979 celebrated their 35th Reunion last year! Share your class and reunion photos using hashtag #usafa1979 on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
- What They've Done: 28 General Officers,
34 CEO/VPs, 16 Medical or Legal, 211 Airline Professionals, and an astronaut.
- Giving Back: 406 AOG Members,
25 Sabre Society Members
over $3.1M Lifetime Giving
1979 Award Statistics:
- Rhodes Scholars - 1
- Dist. Service Medal - 3
- Silver Star - 2
- Dist. Flying Cross - 20
The Air Force Academy marked its 60th anniversary last year. In 1979, the Academy celebrated its 25th silver anniversary.
Class of 1979 Links
- Class History
- 35th Reunion Video
- Gen. Robin Rand '79 - Commander, Air Education and Training Command, spoke at the Air Force Association's Air & Space Conference (video).
- Geoff Mulligan '79 is a Presidential Innovation Fellow working on the Cyber-Physical Systems project at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Learn more about the SmartAmerica Challenge.
If you would like your class to be highlighted as the Class of the Month in the future, send us an email with class news or projects that you'd like to have showcased.
People have asked "How do you choose the class of the month?", and your class involvement with the AOG and USAFA Endowment really helps determine what projects we feature at a given time. Grads in the news can also impact what class content gets showcased from month to month.