Hank Hoffman Class Of 1963
Graduated in 1963, Colonel Hoffman had four combat tours in Vietnam in the B-52 and A-37, combining 377 combat missions from ’67 to ’71. After grad school at Arizona State University and Test Pilot School, he spent another 11 years in the flight test community. He retired from flying as a C-141 instructor pilot in the AF Reserve forces, with more than 10,000 military flying hours. He added another 8,000 hours flying as Captain for American Airlines. He has spent the last eight years as a volunteer for the AOG.
As a volunteer I give tours to graduates and candidates, have sponsored eight cadets, substitute teach in the Aero department, and make videos about our heritage. You can see these videos on YouTube by searching for “Hank Hoffman”. I am currently working with cadets to create a virtual site that will show details about all our men and women on our monument to our graduates killed in action. I am proud to participate in such a worthy project. I am privileged to have done a “warfighter” talk for all 4th classmen in December. I am deeply involved with the AOG and cadets, and I think serving on the Board of Directors is the logical continuation of my service. Every year I make a special effort to thank Mike Gould for allowing me to continue to serve, and I will thank you for your vote for the same reason.