John Buckley Class Of 1977
John Buckley, Class of 1977, lives in Colorado Springs. He flew the F-106 and other fighters. He served at USAFA in all four mission elements, including as an AOC. He commanded the USAF’s first space test and aggressor squadron before retiring as an O-5. He graduated from Harvard Law, and practiced law and did business in the Arab Gulf. Upon returning to Colorado Springs, he established a boutique law practice, working with his wife, Melinda. He volunteers in numerous capacities, serving his community and the Academy. John and Melinda have six children and 10 grandchildren between them.