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					                                                                     Rich Gugat
                                              Air Force Men’s Tennis Coach
                                                  1974 - 75, ‘76 - 2009
                                           Career Dual Match Record: 730-268
                                  Rich Gugat recently retired after 36 years as the men’s tennis coach at the Air Force Acad-
                                  emy. Gugat posted 730 victories in his career at USAFA, the most in any sport in the history
                                  of the school and the fifth-most by any Division I men’s tennis coach in history. He posted
                                  23 consecutive 20-win seasons and produced a 50-match home-court winning streak from
                                  1995-97. Gugat won his first career match on March 15, 1974, a 9-0 vicotry over South
                                  Dakota State.

             Most Career Wins                                            G UGAT ’ S C AREER R ECORD
      Division I Men’s Tennis Coaches
                                                                            Year          Wins        Losses     Pct.
Rk    Coach                               Wins              Yrs             1974          16          6          .727
1.    Paul Scarpa (Furman)                835               46              1975          18          7          .720
2.    Jim Schwitters (Hawaii)             819               38              1977          20          9          .690
3.    Dick Gould (Stanford)               776               28              1978          20          7          .740
4.    Robert Screen (Hampton)             756               38              1979          25          5          .833
5.    RICH GUGAT (Air Force)              730               36              1980          23          10         .697
6.    Ron Smarr (Rice)                    724               36              1981          23          5          .821
7.    Dan Magill (Georgia)                706               34              1982          25          8          .756
8.    Dave Snyder (Texas, Arizona)        697               42
                                                                            1983          28          4          .875
9.    Bobby Bayliss (Notre Dame)          692               40
                                                                            1984          24          7          .774
10.   Chuck Kriese (Clemson)              685               33
                                                                            1985          25          7          .781
                                                                            1986          26          6          .813
                                                                            1987          27          8          .771
                                                                            1988          28          4          .875
          G UGAT           AT A        G LANCE                              1989          26          5          .839
                                                                            1990          26          5          .839
-- 730 wins -- the most in any sport in AFA history and the fifth-
most by any Division I men’s tennis coach in history                        1991          22          6          .786
                                                                            1992          24          9          .727
-- 35 seasons as head coach -- the most in AFA history in any               1993          25          2          .926
sport                                                                       1994          24          5          .826
                                                                            1995          26          4          .867
-- Second-longest tenure of any head coach in the Mountain                  1996          23          6          .793
West Conference, regardless of sport
                                                                            1997          25          4          .862
-- 30 years as director of one of the country’s most successful             1998          22          6          .786
youth summer tennis camps -- The Academy’s Falcon Tennis                    1999          21          8          .724
Camp                                                                        2000          18          9          .667
                                                                            2001          16          10         .615
-- Served 21 years as an Air Force officer, retiring in                     2002          14          9          .609
1987 from active duty                                                       2003          20          5          .800
                                                                            2004          12          13         .480
-- In high school, was an all-Northern California
selection in basketball and was runner-up in the Northern Cali-             2005          18          10         .643
fornia singles championships in tennis                                      2006          12          11         .522
                                                                            2007          11          16         .407
-- Lettered in freshman tennis at UCLA and three years at San               2008          10          15         .400
Jose State; played on UCLA’s 1962 Final Four                                2009          7           18         .280
basketball team
                                             2009-10 A IR F ORCE T ENNIS
                       What’s Inside                                                                                 Falcon Facts
 Inside Front Cover . . . . . . . . . . Former Head Coach Rich Gugat                         School Information
                                                                                             Location.....................................................USAFA, Colo. 80840
 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Coach Lt. Col. Dan Oosterhous                  Founded..............................................................................1954
                                                                                             Enrollment .........................................................................4,400
 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coaching / Support Staff        Nickname .......................................................................Falcons
                                                                                             Colors..................................................................Blue and Silver
 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009-10 Preview
                                                                                             Affiliation ........................................................................NCAA I
                                                                                             Conference .........................................................Mountain West
 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009-10 Roster
                                                                                             Home Courts..................................................Cadet Gymnasium
                                                                                             Superintendent ..................................Lt. Gen. Michael C. Gould
 6-12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Meet The Falcons
                                                                                             Athletic Director .................................................Dr. Hans Mueh
 13. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008-09 Review      Associate AD/Intercollegiate Programs ................Marti Gasser


 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Best of the Best   Coaching Staff
                                                                                             Head Coach ..........................................Lt. Col. Dan Oosterhous
 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Singles Records - Season           Alma Mater............................................................USAFA, 1993
                                                                                             Office Phone......................................................(719) 333-2564
 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Singles Records - Career         E-Mail..........................................Daniel.Oosterhous@usafa.edu
                                                                                             Career Record ....................................................0-0 (First Year)
 17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Doubles Records - Career
                                                                                             School Record ...................................................................Same
                                                                                             Assistant Coaches .............Capt. Tyler McClung (USAFA, 2005)
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                                                                                                                                     Rich Gugat (San Jose State, 1965)
 19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gugat’s Graduates
                                                                                             Team Information
 20-21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Where Are They Now            2008-09 Record ..................................................................7-18
                                                                                             Postseason..........................................0-1 @ MWC Tournament
 22. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-Time Letterwinners        Letterwinners Ret./Lost ........................................................8/3

 23. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The USAFA
                                                                                             Athletic Communications
                                                                                             Associate AD/Communications ............................Troy Garnhart
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                                                                                             Men’s Tennis SID .....................................................Jerry Cross
                                                                                             Office Phone .....................................................(719) 333-3950
                                   Credits                                                   Office Fax ..........................................................(719) 333-3798
                                                                                             E-Mail.....................................................Jerry.Cross@usafa.edu
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2009-10 AIR FORCE MEN’S TENNIS                                                                                                                                                            1
                      H EAD C OACH LT. C OL . D AN O OSTERHOUS
                                         1993 GRAD ENTERS FIRST SEASON                                       AT     HELM
                                  Lt. Col. Dan Oosterhous was          Technology by completing the Advanced Study of Air Mobility
                              named the new men's tennis coach         program and then served as C-5 Evaluator Pilot, Chief of
                              at the Air Force Academy on              Standardization and Evaluation for the 3rd Airlift Squadron and
                              October 1, 2009. Oosterhous, a           Senior Wing Executive Officer at the 436th Airlift Wing at Dover
                              1993 graduate of the Academy, is         AFB, Del., before transferring to Scott AFB.
                              the 12th head coach in program his-          Oosterhous, a native of Texarkana, Texas, is a senior pilot
                              tory and replaces legendary head         with over 3,000 hours in the C-5, C-21, T-38, and T-37. He is
                              coach Rich Gugat, who retired after      married to his high school sweetheart, Allison, and they have
                              36 years at the helm of the men’s        three children, Emma (13), Anna (11), and Andrew (9).
                              tennis program.
    "I am truly honored to return to the Air Force Academy and
follow in the footsteps of my coach and mentor, Rich Gugat,”
said Oosterhous. "Coach Gugat not only put Air Force tennis on
the map, he built the program into one of the best in the country
and produced some of the best leaders the United States Air
Force has to offer. I am thrilled to be given this opportunity and I
look forward to continuing the strong legacy of Air Force tennis
and developing our next generation of Air Force officers."
    Oosterhous returns to the Academy from Scott AFB, Ill.,
where he was the Chief of the Program Objective Memorandum
branch and Executive Officer to the Director of Strategic Plans,
Requirements, and Programs. In this capacity he was responsible
for developing, coordinating, and presenting Air Mobility
Command's appropriated budget consisting of 240 Mobility Air
Force programs valued at over $110 billion. While at Scott AFB,
                                                                                   The Oosterhous Family
he completed two deployment tours in Southwest Asia and most
recently returned from Baghdad, Iraq, serving as an advisor to             Allison, Dan, Andrew, Emma and Anna
the Iraq Civil Aviation Authority. He successfully transitioned U.S.
Air Force control of civil aviation operations back to Iraqi sover-
eignty for the first time since 2003.
    The new coach is one of the best tennis players to graduate
from the Air Force Academy. Oosterhous, the 1989 Texas High
School 5A state singles champion, is fifth on the Academy's
career list with 56 wins at the No. 1 singles position and second
on the career list with 57 victories at the No. 1 doubles position.
As a senior, Oosterhous posted an outstanding 22-3 singles
record at the No. 1 position, the fourth best single-season win-
ning percentage (.880) at that spot in program history.
    As co-captain, he led the Falcons to a phenomenal 25-2 dual
match record in 1993, the best mark in the 53-year history of Air
Force tennis. That season he earned his third team MVP award,
one of just seven players in the program to win the award at least
three times. He was also selected to the all-conference team in
each of his four seasons at AFA and received the Arthur Ashe
Leadership and Sportsmanship Award for Region VII.
    Oosterhous graduated from USAFA in 1993 with athletic dis-
tinction and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. Upon gradu-
ation, he remained at the Academy as assistant men’s tennis
coach for the 1994 season and was the 1993 DOD Interservice
Men’s Singles champion.
    Oosterhous then completed Euro-NATO Joint Pilot Training at
Sheppard AFB, Texas, followed by assignment as C-21 Instructor
Pilot and Chief of Training for the 457th Airlift Squadron,
Andrews AFB, Md. He then served as C-5 Instructor Pilot and                Head coach Dan Oosterhous posted an
Chief Wing Air Mobility Director at Travis AFB, Calif. Oosterhous           outstanding 22-3 record at the No. 1
earned his master’s degree from the Air Force Institute of                   position his senior season in 1993.

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                                C OACHING / S UPPORT S TAFF
                             CAPT. TYLER MCCLUNG - ASSISTANT COACH
                               Capt. Tyler McClung enters his second season as the assistant coach for the men’s tennis program at the
                            Air Force Academy. McClung, a 2005 graduate and four-year letterwinner in tennis at the Academy, had been
                            stationed at McChord Air Force Base in Washington since his graduation.
                               McClung, a two-year captain for the Falcons, enjoyed a very successful tennis career at Air Force. He was a
                            two-time all-Mountain West Conference selection in both singles and doubles and is No. 3 on AFA’s career
                            list for dual match doubles victories with 72, including 51 at the No. 1 position.
                               During his senior campaign, McClung paired with Shannon Buck to produce a 19-3 overall doubles record
                            and a 14-2 mark at the No. 1 spot. They made a great run that season at the Icy Hot/ITA Men’s All-American
Championships in Chattanooga, Tenn., winning five straight matches, including two against top 10 teams, before falling in the quarter-
finals of the main draw.
     McClung, a native of Puyallup, Wash., earned all-conference honors in both singles and doubles as a junior after posting an
impressive 24-13 overall singles record. He was 18-8 in dual matches and shared a 17-8 doubles record with Buck. As a sophomore,
he teamed with Eric Pittman for a 24-5 overall doubles record and a 21-4 mark at No. 1 doubles. They finished the season ranked No.
5 in the Mountain region and selected to the All-MWC team.
     Prior to his return to the Academy, McClung was assigned to the 62nd Contracting Squadron at McChord AFB. During this time,
he oversaw the contracting squadron system administration as well as the Government Purchase Card Program. He also served as the
lead contracts officer for the 2007 Air Mobility Command Rodeo and was named Contracting Squadron Junior CGO (Company Grade
Officer) of the Year in 2006 and ‘07.
     McClung and his wife, Nicole, were married in July of 2006, and welcomed a daughter, Natalie, on Nov. 12, 2009.




                           COL. DAVID GIBSON -- OFFICER REPRESENTATIVE
                            Col. David S. "Hoot" Gibson is the permanent professor and head of the department of computer science
                         at the Air Force Academy. This is his eighth year as an officer representative for the men’s tennis team.
                            Gibson has been an avid tennis player since playing on his high school's varsity tennis team. He earned
                         a bachelor's degree from Duke University in physics and computer science in 1983. He later earned his
                         master’s degree in computing and information sciences from Trinity University in San Antonio in 1986 and
                         his Ph.D. in computer and information science from Ohio State University in 1997.
                            Since his commissioning into the Air Force, Gibson has been assigned to Kelly Air Force Base in San
Antonio, Texas, the National Security Agency at Fort Meade, Md., Peterson AFB in Colorado Springs, Colo., and KFOR Headquarters
in Pristina, Kosovo. He is currently on his second tour at the Air Force Academy.




                           DAVID FITZKEE -- ELIGIBILTY CHAIR
                             David Fitzkee is an assistant professor of law at the Air Force Academy. This is his sixth season as the eli-
                          gibility chair for the men’s tennis team. Courses he has taught at the Academy include Law for
                          Commanders, The American Legal System, Comparative Legal Systems, Constitutional Law, Law and
                          Literature and Law and Economics. He is active in curriculum development and assessment and the cadet
                          honor system.
                             Fitzkee retired from the Army in 1995 after 20 years of service as a judge advocate, an artillery officer and
                          an enlisted infantryman. His Army career included service as the legal advisor to the commander of mili-
tary community in Germany, a prosecutor, an artillery battery commander, and an artillery forward observer in and near Korea's de-
militarized zone. His final assignment in the Army was teaching law at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.
     Fitzkee earned his bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s of science in education from the University of Pennsylvania. He
also received his juris doctorate from The Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pa.



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                                         2009-10 S EASON P REVIEW
       A new era begins this season for the Air            Sophomore Mike Tope is the lone second-
Force men’s tennis program. For the first time       year player on the squad for the spring. Tope
since the bicentennial, someone other than           played in one match last season as a freshman
Rich Gugat will be the head coach of the             and was named a scholar-athlete by the
Falcons. Lt. Col. Dan Oosterhous, a 1993 grad-       Mountain West Conference.
uate of the Academy, took over the program in              The freshman class entered the Academy
October of 2009 after Gugat announced his            with high hopes from the coaching staff and
retirement in September.                             their play during the fall did not disappoint, as
       Oosterhous is one of the best tennis play-    three of the four that played during the fall
ers to graduate from the Air Force Academy. He       posted a winning singles record. Lance
is fifth on the Academy's career list with 56        Wilhelm (Gig Harbor, Wash.) led the team with
wins at the No. 1 singles position and second        seven victories and won three of his four
on the career list with 57 victories at the No. 1    matches at the Region Championships.
doubles position. As a senior, Oosterhous post-      Wilhelm won the Washington 3A state champi-
ed an outstanding 22-3 singles record at the         onship as a senior at Peninsula High School.
No. 1 position, the fourth best single-season        Stephen Katrein (Dallas, Texas) won four
winning percentage (.880) at that spot in pro-       matches this past fall and paired with Francis
gram history.                                        for a 6-5 doubles mark, including a 3-1 record
       As co-captain, he led the Falcons to a phe-   at the Lobo Balloon Fiesta Classic in
nomenal 25-2 dual match record in 1993, the          Albuquerque, N.M. Katrein was a two-time dis-
best mark in the 53-year history of Air Force        trict champion at Richardson High School and
tennis. That season he earned his third team         ranked 27th in the state of Texas for boys 18-
MVP award, one of just seven players in the          and-under category.
program to win the award at least three times.             Vinni Lodolo (Arcadia, CA) went 3-1 in             Junior
He was also selected to the all-conference team      singles this fall and advanced to the semifinals      Taylor Soster
in each of his four seasons at AFA and received      of the “B” flight at the Lobo Balloon Fiesta
the Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship         Classic. Prior to joining the Falcons, Lodolo
Award for Region VII.                                was a four-time all-league selection at St.         2009-10 S CHEDULE
       The new coach inherits a very experienced     Francis High School and won the Mission
team this season, with seven of the top eight        League singles championship as a junior. Sam        Date          Opponent                     Time
players back from last season and adding a           Barnes (Katy, Texas) had a 3-2 record during        Sept. 25-27   HEB Invitational           All Day
mix of talented newcomers, Oosterhous in             the fall season and was 2-2 in doubles with         Oct. 9-11     UNM Balloon Fiesta Classic All Day
looking forward to the challenge of his first        Lodolo. Barnes was a two-time district doubles
                                                                                                         Oct. 21-25    ITA Mountain Regionals All Day
head coaching experience and will team with          champion at Cinco Ranch High School and led
Capt. Tyler McClung, who is in his second sea-       his team to a district championship and region-     Jan. 29       Denver                    6 p.m.
son as the assistant coach.                          al runner-up finish as a senior.                    Jan. 30       Northern Colorado        12 p.m.
       Leading the way this season are seniors             Kschristopher Anda (Whittier, Calif.) and     Feb. 13       Northern Arizona        10 a.m.
Austin Francis and Brett Rodgers. Francis held       Sean Hoang (Lakewood, Colo.) round out the          Feb. 19       Lewis & Clark            10 a.m.
down the No. 1 singles spot for the majority of      list of Air Force newcomers for the 2009-10
                                                                                                         Feb. 20       Montana State-Billings    1 p.m.
the ’08-09 campaign and won seven matches            campaign. Anda posted a career singles record
                                                                                                         Feb. 21       Montana State             9 a.m.
at that position. Francis enters his final season    of 58-1 at California High School and was
with 27 career singles victories. Rodgers,           named tennis player of the year by the Whittier     Feb. 28       Portland State          10 a.m.
meanwhile, played most of the season at the          Daily Newspaper, while Hoang earned two first-      Mar. 6        Metro State             10 a.m.
No. 3 singles spot and captured a team-high 15       team all-conference selections at D’Evelyn High     Mar. 6        Colorado College          2 p.m.
doubles wins including a 13-7 overall mark and       School and was named MVP of the Jeffco              Mar. 12       Seattle Univ.             2 p.m.
12-6 record at No. 2 doubles with Taylor             League as a senior.                                 Mar. 13       St. Peters College        2 p.m.
Soster. James Tomlin rounds out the senior                 The 2010 spring season begins on              Mar. 21       Army                   9:30 a.m.
class after seeing most of his action at the Nos.    Saturday, Jan. 29 at the University of Denver.      Mar. 25       Central Florida           2 p.m.
5 and 6 singles positions last season.               The Falcons host MWC opponents BYU (April
                                                                                                         Mar. 28       Illinois State          10 a.m.
       Soster, one of three juniors on the squad,    1), Utah (April 3) and New Mexico (April 24)
                                                                                                         Mar. 29       Univ. of the Pacific    10 a.m.
won 10 singles matches last spring after not         this spring. The MWC Championships begin on
playing in the fall of 2008 due to an injury. He     Wednesday, April 27 in Las Vegas, Nev.              Apr. 1        BYU*                      2 p.m.
finished the spring campaign at 10-13, playing                                                           Apr. 3        Utah*                   10 a.m.
the majority of his matches at No. 4. He and                                                             Apr. 9        San Diego State*          5 p.m.
Rodgers had an impressive 2009 fall season,                                                              Apr. 11       UNLV*                    10 a.m.
posting a 7-4 record and winning four of five                                                            Apr. 16       TCU*                     10 a.m.
doubles matches at the ITA Mountain Region                                                               Apr. 17       Texas-Arlington          10 a.m.
Championships in October, including a thrilling                                                          Apr. 18       Nicholls State            9 a.m.
9-8 decision over Mountain West Conference
                                                                                                         Apr. 24       New Mexico*             11 a.m.
foes Phil Anderson and Carl Ho of New Mexico.
                                                                                                         Apr. 27-May 1 MWC Championships            TBA
Johnny Buckingham and Alex Beaussart also
return for their junior campaigns. Buckingham                                                            Home Matches in Bold
played in 17 of the team’s 25 dual matches for                                                           * MWC Match
singles last season and posted a 7-6 dual                                                                # Las Vegas, NV
match doubles record, while Beaussart played                   Freshman Lance Wilhelm
                                                                                                         Times are local to site
five matches at No. 6 singles.

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                                            2009-10 R OSTER




 Back Row: Head Coach Lt. Col. Dan Oosterhous, Assistant Coach Capt. Tyler McClung, Sam Barnes, Kschristoper Anda, Lance
 Wilhelm, Alex Beaussart, Vinni Lodolo, Stephen Katrein, Sean Hoang, Assistant Coach Rich Gugat, Officer Rep. Col. David Gibson

 Front Row: Johnny Buckingham, Taylor Soster, Austin Francis, Brett Rodgers, James Tomlin, Mike Tope, Cody Hall


                                             A LPHABETICAL R OSTER
Name                              Yr.          Ht.            Wt.        Hometown / Previous School
Kschristopher Anda                Fr.          5-11           175        Whittier, CA / USAFA Prep School
Sam Barnes                        Fr.          5-8            145        Katy, TX / Cinco Ranch HS
Alex Beaussart                    Jr.          6-2            185        Charlotte, NC / Charlotte Latin HS
Johnny Buckingham                 Jr.          6-1            175        Richland, WA / Kennewick HS
Austin Francis                    Sr.          5-11           180        Weddington, NC / Keystone National HS
Sean Hoang                        Fr.          5-8            145        Lakewood, CO / USAFA Prep School
Stephen Katrein                   Fr.          5-8            150        Dallas, TX / Richardson HS
Vinni Lodolo                      Fr.          5-9            160        Arcadia, CA / St. Francis HS
Brett Rodgers                     Sr.          6-8            200        Midland, TX / Robert E. Lee HS
Taylor Soster                     Jr.          5-8            140        Allen, TX / Canyon Creek HS
James Tomlin                      Sr.          6-1            185        Tyrone, GA / Sandy Creek HS
Mike Tope                         So.          6-0            165        Colorado Springs, CO / Rampart HS
Lance Wilhelm                     Fr.          6-1            173        Gig Harbor, WA / Peninsula HS

Head Coach:                             Lt. Col. Dan Oosterhous
Assistant Coach:                        Capt. Tyler McClung




2009-10 AIR FORCE MEN’S TENNIS                                                                                                    5
                            M EET T HE F ALCONS - T EAM C APTAINS
                             AUSTIN FRANCIS                                                                 BRETT RODGERS
                                          Senior                                                                       Senior
                                        5-11 / 180                                                                    6-8 / 200
                                      Weddington, NC                                                                 Midland, TX
                                       Keystone HS                                                                 Robert E. Lee HS
                                       Management                                                                   Management
2008-09 (Junior)                                                               2008-09 (Junior)
Played the majority of the season at the No. 1 singles and doubles positions   Posted an impressive 13-7 doubles record with Taylor Soster the duo had
   posted eight singles and doubles wins won all his doubles matches           a six-match winning streak in the middle of the campaign they went 12-
with Cody Hall, including six at the No. 1 position the duo advanced to        6 at the No. 2 position led the team with 15 overall doubles victories
the semifinals of the doubles draw at the HEB Invitational last fall seven     won six singles matches, five of them at the No. 3 spot finished second
of his singles matches went three sets, he went 3-4.                           at the ITA Summer Circuit Event played at the Academy.

2007-08 (Sophomore)                                                            2007-08 (Sophomore)
Tied for second on the team with 12 overall singles victories played the       Led the team with 14 overall singles victories and 11 dual match singles
majority of the season at the No. 2 position only Falcon to have a winning     wins, all at No. named MWC Player of the Week five-match winning
record (4-3) during the fall tournament season won his only match at the       streak at No. 1 singles paired with Taylor Soster to post an impressive
No. 1 spot, defeating Brian Thirkell of Colorado College, 6-0, 6-1 posted      16-13 overall doubles record and 13-11 mark at No. 1 doubles        they
seven doubles victories with fellow sophomore James Tomlin.                    recorded AFA’s lone individual match win during conference play over
                                                                               UNLV.
2006-07 (Freshman)
Posted eight overall singles victories and six dual wins went 1-0 at No. 2     2006-07 (Freshman)
singles, defeating Idaho State, and 5-4 at the No. 6 spot played 10 dou-       Recorded nine overall singles victories and seven dual wins posted a 13-
bles matches posted the only MWC doubles win for the Falcons with              5 doubles record with Mike Youn, winning all 13 in a row after losing their
Brett Rodgers, downing Utah at the No. 2 position.                             first two all the doubles matches were at the No. 2 position played sin-
                                                                               gles and doubles at the Racquet Club Invitational in his hometown.
Before Air Force
Two-year letterwinner in tennis    two-time all-conference selection    all-   Before Air Force
state pick as a freshman.                                                      Four-year letterwinner in tennis first-team all-district honors for singles
                                                                               and doubles each of his four years     advanced to the semis of the state
Personal                                                                       tournament as a senior      member of National Honor Society and National
Parents are Mark and Lark Francis                                              Spanish Honor Society high school tennis coach was Steve Buck.
has a younger brother, Luke (18)
would like to work as a hurricane hunter                                       Personal
in the future was a personnel officer                                          Parents are Michael and Charliss
for Basic Cadet Training this past sum-                                        Rodgers has an older sister, Erin (24)
mer also took an astronautical engi-                                               completed a Cadet Summer Research
neering academic class active in his                                           Program at L.A. AFB this past summer
squadron as a public affairs officer                                               also worked Basic Cadet Training
hobbies include skiing and mountain                                            chairman of the Student Athlete
biking       also recruited by Middle                                          Advisory Committee also recruited by
Tennessee State, Furman, UNC                                                   Midwestern State and University of
Charlotte and UNC Wilmington                                                   Redlands hobbies include working out
favorite food is pizza favorite movie is                                       and music        favorite food is Coach
The Matrix favorite book is The Bible                                          Gugat’s desserts person in history he
   favorite TV show is House credits                                           would most like to meet is Pete Sampras
his mom with the biggest influence on                                              credits his parents with the biggest
his sports career     member of cadet                                          influence on his sports career mem-
squadron 17.                                                                   ber of cadet squadron 18.

                         Francis’ Career Stats                                                         Rodgers’ Career Stats
                                  Singles                                                                       Singles
Year             Dual                 Open                 Overall             Year            Dual                 Open                 Overall
2007             6-12                   2-2                  8-14              2007             7-18                  2-5                 9-23
2008             8-16                   4-3                 12-19              2008            11-13                  3-4                 14-17
2009             7-15                    1-4                 8-19              2009            6-13                   0-4                  6-17
Totals          21-43                   7-9                28-52               Totals         24-44                  5-13                29-57

                                  Doubles                                                                       Doubles
Year             Dual                 Open                 Overall             Year            Dual                 Open                 Overall
2007               2-6                 0-2                    2-8              2007            14-11                  2-2                 16-13
2008              5-19                 3-3                  8-22               2008            13-11                  3-2                 16-13
2009             6-15                   2-1                  8-16              2009             13-7                  2-2                  15-9
Totals          13-40                  5-6                 18-46               Totals         40-29                   7-6                47-35

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                                                   M EET T HE F ALCONS
                             JAMES TOMLIN                                                           ALEX BEAUSSART
                                      Senior                                                                      Junior
                                     6-1 / 185                                                                  6-2 / 185
                                    Tyrone, GA                                                                Charlotte, NC
                                  Sandy Creek HS                                                             Charlotte Latin
                               Business Management                                                         Operations Research
2008-09 (Junior)                                                           2008-09 (Sophomore)
Played 11 singles matches throughout the season        won matches at      Played 11 overall singles matches, winning four of them posted a 2-
the No. 3, 5 and 6 positions.                                              3 record at No. 6 singles went 4-6 in doubles, including a 3-1 record
                                                                           during the fall tournament season paired with James Tomlin to win
2007-08 (Sophomore)                                                        the No. 1 doubles match vs. Colorado College.
Played in 18 singles matches before suffering a season-ending injury
most of his matches were at the No. 3 position paired with Austin
                                                                           2007-08 (Freshman)
Francis to post a 7-10 overall doubles record they started the season
off with a bang, advancing to the semifinals of the UNM Balloon Fiesta     Posted an 8-10 overall singles record and participated in dual matches
Classic in Albuquerque, N.M.                                               during the second half of the season played No. 5 singles in all six
                                                                           MWC matches went 4-1 at the No. 6 position saw most of his dou-
2006-07 (Freshman)                                                         bles action at the No. 2 spot with Austin Francis.
Posted 13 doubles victories with Keith Cronican, including four on their
way to an appearance in the finals of the season-opening UNM Balloon       Before Air Force
Fiesta Classic won 10 matches with Cronican at No. 3 doubles 1-            Four-year letterwinner in tennis two-time all-conference selection
1 record at No. 5 singles.                                                 led team to the conference championship as a junior all-state pick as
                                                                           a senior named to the Charlotte Weekly’s Boys Super Tennis Team in
Before Air Force                                                           ’07 two-time winner of coach’s award member of French Honor
Four-year letterwinner in tennis four-time most valuable player            Society high school tennis coach was CW Stacks.
four-time team captain high school tennis coach was Lisa Pearce.
                                                                           Personal
Personal
Parents are Chuck and Patty Tomlin has a younger sister, Kelly (18),       Parents are Jean-Jacques and Sandra Beaussart has three sisters,
and a younger brother, Alex (11) nickname is “Colby” will attend           Diana (22), Denise (18) and Audrey (12), and two brothers, Stan (25)
pilot training following his time at the Academy worked Summer             and Tommy (20) nickname is “Air France” would like to attend pilot
Seminar this past summer         com-                                      training following his time at the Academy completed Operation Air
pleted the Powered Flight program,                                         Force at Eglin AFB, Fla., this past summer also was a flight com-
flying an airplane solo for the first                                      mander for Combat Survival Training
time active in his squadron as an                                              hobbies include going to the
assistant flight commander hobby                                           movies and sleeping favorite food is
is playing the alto-saxophone                                              pasta     favorite book is Fahrenheit
favorite food is surf and turf                                             451 favorite movie is The Bourne
favorite movie is Gladiator favorite                                       Ultimatum        favorite TV show is
TV shows are SportsCenter and
                                                                           SportsCenter person in history he
House favorite book is Angels and
Demons person in history he would                                          would most like to meet is Pete
most like to meet is Jesus credits                                         Sampras greatest moment in sports
his father with the biggest influence                                      was beating Charlotte County Day to
on his sports career       member of                                       win the conference championship in
cadet squadron 21.                                                         2006      credits his personal coach,
                                                                           Mike Conroy, with the biggest influ-
                                                                           ence on his sports career member
                                                                           of cadet squadron 14.
                        Tomlin’s Career Stats
                               Singles
Year           Dual                Open                Overall                               Beaussart’s Career Stats
2007             1-4                 0-4                  1-8                                            Singles
2008            4-12                  1-1                5-13              Year           Dual               Open               Overall
2009            3-8                 0-0                  3-8               2008           6-8                  2-2                8-10
Totals         8-24                  1-5                9-29               2009            3-5                  1-2                4-7
                                                                           Totals         9-13                 3-4               12-17
                               Doubles
Year            Dual               Open                Overall                                          Doubles
2007           10-16                3-2                 13-18              Year           Dual              Open                Overall
2008             5-9                 2-1                 7-10              2008           0-11                1-2                  1-13
2009             1-10               0-0                  1-10              2009            1-5                3-1                 4-6
Totals        16-35                 5-3                21-38               Totals         1-16               4-3                  5-19

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                         JOHNNY BUCKINGHAM                                                                TAYLOR SOSTER
                                         Junior                                                                     Junior
                                        6-1 / 175                                                                  5-8 / 140
                                      Richland, WA                                                                 Allen, TX
                                      Kennewick HS                                                             Canyon Creek HS
                                      Management                                                             Business Management
2008-09 (Sophomore)                                                          2008-09 (Sophomore)
Won six singles matches and nine doubles matches posted a 4-4                Finished second on the team with 10 singles wins and 13 doubles wins
record at the No. 5 singles spot paired with Will Brown to go 5-4 at           won eight matches at the No. 4 singles spot and both matches at No.
No. 3 doubles went 2-2 at the same spot with Mike Gies.                      5 posted an impressive 13-7 doubles record with Brett Rodgers
                                                                             the duo had a six-match winning streak in the middle of the campaign
2007-08 (Freshman)                                                              they went 12-6 at the No. 2 position.
Tied for second on the team with 12 overall singles victories posted
an impressive 10-4 record a the No. 5 singles spot in dual matches
one of only three players on the team to win at least 10 singles match-      2007-08 (Freshman)
es in dual play had a seven-match winning streak during the middle           Tied for second on the team with 12 overall singles victories played
of the campaign produced a 9-9 record with Mike Gies at No. 3 dou-           at Nos. 3 and 4 singles throughout the season        paired with Brett
bles.                                                                        Rodgers to post an impressive 16-13 overall doubles record and 13-11
                                                                             mark at No. 1 doubles, including a seven-match winning streak during
Before Air Force                                                             the middle of the season they recorded AFA’s lone individual match
Four-year letterwinner in tennis also lettered three years in football       win during conference play, defeating Elliot Wronki and Brian Miller of
and two in hockey led team to regional championship as a senior              UNLV, 8-7, at the top doubles spot.
advanced to the state tournament his senior year first-team all-league
and second-team all-area selection two-time team captain in tennis           Before Air Force
and captain of football team honorable mention all-conference quar-          Three-year letterwinner in tennis also lettered one year in basketball
terback for football high school tennis coach was Eddie Smith.                 ranked 39th in Texas first-team all-state selection as a junior and
                                                                             senior team MVP advanced to the finals of the 4A state tournament
Personal
Parents are Steve and Imelda Buckingham                 has three sisters,   as a senior member of National Honor Society high school tennis
Stephanie (13), April (7) and Janie (4) nickname is “J Buck” would           coach was Eric Mullins.
like to attend pilot training following his time at the Academy worked
the USAFA Sports Camps this past summer                    also completed    Personal
Operation Air Force at Scott AFB, Ill. hobbies include swing dancing         Parents are Jerry and Dalton Soster       has one sister, Jacqui (22)
and baking favorite foods are candy                                          completed Operation Air Force at
and cheesecake           favorite movies                                     Aviano AFB, Italy, this past summer
include Old School and Wedding                                               flew the F-16 fighter      also worked
Crashers       favorite book is Harry                                        Basic Cadet Training      active in his
Potter and the Half Blood Prince                                             squadron as an element leader hob-
favorite TV show is The Office peo-                                          bies include listening to music and
ple in history he would most like to
                                                                             playing ping pong favorite food is
meet is Luke Skywalker and Michael
Jordan greatest moment in sports                                             Italian food     favorite TV show is
was throwing three touchdowns to                                             Grey’s Anatomy       person in history
beat his cross-town rival in high                                            he would most like to meet is
school credits his parents with the                                          Socrates       credits his personal
biggest influence on his sports career                                       coach, Doug Kruger, with the biggest
   member of cadet squadron 35.                                              influence on his sports career
                                                                             member of cadet squadron 25.




                    Buckingham’s Career Stats                                                        Soster’s Career Stats
                                 Singles                                                                    Singles
Year             Dual                Open                Overall             Year            Dual               Open                Overall
2008            10-13                  2-3                12-16              2008            11-14                1-4                12-18
2009             6-11                  0-2                 6-13              2009           10-13                0-0                 10-13
Totals          16-14                  2-5                18-19              Totals         21-27                 1-4                22-31

                                Doubles                                                                     Doubles
Year             Dual               Open                 Overall             Year          Dual                 Open                Overall
2008             10-11               0-2                  10-13              2008           13-11                3-2                 16-13
2009              7-6                 2-2                  9-8               2009           13-9                 0-0                  13-9
Totals           17-17                2-4                 19-21              Totals       26-20                  3-2                29-22

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                                                  M EET T HE F ALCONS
                                MIKE TOPE                                                     KSCHRISTOPHER ANDA
                                    Sophomore                                                                Freshman
                                     6-0 / 165                                                              5-11 / 175
                               Colorado Springs, CO                                                         Whittier, CA
                                   Rampart HS                                                              California HS
                                   Management                                                            Behavioral Science
2008-09 (Freshman)                                                      Before Air Force
Played just one doubles match during the season    named a scholar-     Four-year letterwinner in tennis also lettered two years in soccer and
athlete by the Mountain West Conference.                                one in football and wrestling named tennis player of the year by the
                                                                        Whittier Daily posted a career singles record of 58-1 member of
Before Air Force                                                        National Honor Society junior class president ranked No. 4 in the
Three-year letterwinner in tennis two-time runner-up at regionals       stats of California for public speaking played volleyball and basket-
elected President of National Honor Society at Rampart high school      ball at the USAFA Prep School.
tennis coaches were David Baxter and Don Gordon.
                                                                        Personal
Personal                                                                Parents are Ronnie and Edithe Anda has two sisters, Jamela Robledo
Parents are Chris and Dee Tope has a younger sister, Susan (14)         (29) and Cristine (18) nickname is “KS” hobbies include playing
major is undecided would like to attend pilot training following his    the guitar and writing music favorite food is an In-N-Out burger
time at the Academy completed Combat Survival Training this past        favorite movie is Wedding Crashers favorite TV show is Friends
summer also completed Global Engagement and the Jump program            favorite book is The Things They Carried person in history he would
   hobbies include backpacking, hiking and inline hockey     favorite   most like to meet is Abraham Lincoln credits his mother with the
food is enchiladas favorite movie is Tears of the Sun favorite TV       biggest influence on his sports career scored perfect 500 on cadet
show is Chuck favorite book is It’s Not About the Bike person in        physical fitness test this past fall member of cadet squadron 5.
history he would most like to meet is Jesus       member of cadet
squadron 36.




                      Tope’s Career Stats
                              Singles
Year           Dual               Open               Overall
2009           0-0                 0-0                 0-0

                              Doubles
Year           Dual               Open               Overall
2009            0-1                0-0                  0-1

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                                                   M EET T HE F ALCONS
                                SAM BARNES                                                                SEAN HOANG
                                      Freshman                                                                   Freshman
                                      5-8 / 145                                                                  5-8 / 145
                                       Katy, TX                                                                Lakewood, CO
                                   Cinco Ranch HS                                                               D’Evelyn HS
                                 Systems Engineering                                                             Undecided
Before Air Force                                                            Before Air Force
Three-year letterwinner in tennis       three-time team MVP      district   Four-year letterwinner in tennis also lettered one year in track two-
doubles champion as a junior and senior placed third at regionals in        time first-team all-conference selection named MVP of the Jeffco
doubles each season led team to district championship and regional          League as a senior attended and played volleyball at the USAFA Prep
runner-up finish as a senior team captain his senior campaign               School high school tennis coach was Lisa Bodey.
ranked in the top 40 in the state of Texas for Boys 18-under category
member of National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society         Personal
  high school tennis coach was Colin Harvey.                                Parents are Trong Hoang and Duc Le has three sisters, An (19), Mary
                                                                            (18) and Chi-Lan (17) planning to major in systems engineering
Personal                                                                    would like to attend pilot training following his time at the Academy
Parents are Lynn and Marilyn Barnes has one sister, Hannah (21)             hobbies include watching movies and hanging out with friends
also recruited by UC San Diego hobbies include surfing and playing          favorite food is Vietnamese food favorite movie is The Guardian
soccer favorite food is tortilla de patatas favorite movie is Step into     favorite TV shows are Family Guy and The Office favorite book is
Liquid favorite TV show is Saturday Night Live favorite book is             Angels and Demons person in history he would most like to meet is
Moments person in history he would most like to meet is Nelson              Ghandi      credits his personal tennis coach, Brian Singer, with the
Mandela greatest moment in sports was beating Taylor High School            biggest influence on his sports career member of cadet squadron 39.
for the district championship credits his parents with the biggest
influence on his sports career member of cadet squadron 38.




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                                                M EET T HE F ALCONS
                         STEPHEN KATREIN                                                             VINNI LODOLO
                                     Freshman                                                                Freshman
                                      5-8 / 150                                                               5-9 / 160
                                     Dallas, TX                                                             Arcadia, CA
                                   Richardson HS                                                           St. Francis HS
                                     Undecided                                                               Undecided
Before Air Force                                                        Before Air Force
Four-year letterwinner in tennis district champion as a junior and      Four-year letterwinner in tennis all-area selection by the Glendale
senior ranked 27th in the state of Texas for boys 18-under category     News Press and San Gabriel Valley (2006-09) and the LA Times (2008)
  graduated 12th out of 498 students in his class high school tennis       four-time all-league selection    won the Mission League singles
coach was Ben Solomon.                                                  championship as a junior named league MVP that season four-time
                                                                        team MVP led team to the CIF Division I playoffs as a senior mem-
Personal                                                                ber of Student Council and the honor roll four-time winner of the
Parents are Marty and Susan Katrein has one brother, Michael (20)       USTA Sportsmanship Award          high school tennis coach was Ron
   would like to become a teacher in the future hobbies include read-   Zambrano.
ing and playing video games food is chocolate ice cream movie is
Lord of the Rings: Two Towers favorite TV show is House favorite        Personal
book is The Wheel of Time series person in history he would most        Parents are Daniel and Laurie Lodolo has one sister, Natalie (10)
like to meet is Genghis Khan greatest moment in sports was winning      nickname is “Vinni” also recruited by UC Davis and Santa Clara
his first tournament in Texas credits his tennis coach, CV, with the    hobbies include listening to music and playing video games favorite
biggest influence on his sports career member of cadet squadron 28.     food is sushi     favorite movie is Gladiator     favorite TV show is
                                                                        Entourage favorite book is The Fall of Reach person in history he
                                                                        would most like to meet is Bob Baffert greatest moment in sports
                                                                        was winning the league championship as a junior in high school
                                                                        credits his father with the biggest influence on his sports career
                                                                        member of cadet squadron 16.




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                                                 M EET T HE F ALCONS
                           LANCE WILHELM
                                      Freshman
                                      6-1 / 173
                                   Gig Harbor, WA
                                    Peninsula HS
                                     Undecided
Before Air Force
Four-year letterwinner in tennis Washington State 3A singles cham-
pion as a senior runner-up at state tournament as a junior placed
eighth at the state tourney as a freshman four-time league champion
   did not lose a league match during his high school career ranked
No. 2 in the state of Washington and No. 3 in the Northwest Region for
18-and-under       was the No. 1 ranked 16-and-under player in the
Northwest Region won the state sportsmanship award as a sopho-
more and senior member of National Honor Society and his school’s
knowledge bowl team that placed second at state high school tennis              The men’s tennis team traveled to Las Vegas for the
coach was Cheri Ausboe.                                                              2009 ITA Mountain Regional Tournament.

Personal                                                                  Approximately 30 alumni gathered at the Academy on Oct. 17 to
Parents are Gary and Margaret Wilhelm has one brother, Eric, and          honor former head coach Rich Gugat. Everyone played tennis in
one sister, Regina Aldrige would like to become a pilot in the future    the morning (below), then attended Gugat’s retirement dinner that
   hobbies include photography and playing the guitar favorite foods               evening in the Air Force Football Press Box.
are chocolate and fried chicken         favorite movie is Shawshank
Redemption favorite TV show is House favorite book is Catch 22
   person in history he would most like to meet is Lance Armstrong       Top Row: Austin Francis (’10), Vinni Lodolo (’13), Stephen Katrein
greatest moment in sports was winning his first tournament credits         (’13), Cody Hall (’12), James Tomlin (’10), Taylor Soster (’11),
his parents with the biggest influence on his sports career member        Brett Rodgers (’10), Steve Skidmore (’76), Alex Beaussart (’11),
of cadet squadron 21.                                                     Sam Barnes (’13), Lance Wilhelm (’13), Bill Young (asst. coach
                                                                                              ’85-‘86), Vidal Garza (’01)

                                                                          3rd Row: Chris Dong (’05), Kyle Epperson (’09), Greg Ferry (’08),
                                                                         John Steimle (’87), J.T. Palmer (’89), John Caplinger (’97), Jamie
                                                                            Caplinger (‘98), Scott Vipond (’85), Mike Bautista (’94), Kevin
                                                                                                    Hammond (’78)

                                                                         2nd Row: Roy Hart (’73), Tyler McClung (’05), Rene Ramirez (’01),
                                                                          Pete Hays (’79), Bruce Ybarra (’93), Dan Oosterhous (’93), Chet
                                                                            Bryant (’98), Clay Freeman (’96), Tony Krawietz (’90), Jerry
                                                                                                   Ledzinski (’95)

                                                                         Front Row: Mark Daily (asst coach ‘87-‘93), Dave Brummitt (‘89),
                                                                          Marcus McKindra (’05), Rich Gugat, Shannon Buck (’06), Trevor
                                                                                Johnson (’06), Dietz Fry (’00), Trace Thurlby (’94)




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                                                             2008-09 R EVIEW
2008-09 Results                                                            Individual Singles Results
         Dual Matches: 7-18                                                                                   Dual by Position-----------------------------
                                                             Name                 Overall    Tourn.   Dual    1       2        3       4        5      6
                  MWC: 0-5                                   Austin Francis       8-19       1-4      7-15    7-15    --       --      --       --     --
                                                             Cody Hall            16-12      4-2      12-10   1-1     11-9     --      --       --     --
Date              Opponent                Time/Result        Brett Rodgers        6-17       0-4      6-13    --      1-0      5-13    --       --     --
Sept. 26-28 HEB Baylor Invitational                  NR      Taylor Soster        10-13      0-0      10-13   --      --       0-3     8-10     2-0    --
Oct. 10-12        Balloon Fiesta Classic             NR      Johnny Buckingham    6-13       0-2      6-11    --      --       --      1-2      4-4    1-5
Oct. 15-19        ITA Mountain Regionals             NR      Will Brown           5-6        1-2      4-4     --      --       --      --       1-1    2-3
----------------------------------------------------------   Alex Beaussart       4-7        1-2      3-5     --      --       --      1-0      0-2    2-3
Jan. 17           Point Loma Nazarene             L, 1-8     James Tomlin         3-8        0-0      3-8     --      --       1-0     --       1-3    1-5
Jan. 18           UC Riverside                    L, 3-4     Kyle Epperson        4-1        3-1      1-0     --      --       --      --       1-0    --
                                                             Stuart Coston        4-1        3-1      1-0     --      --       --      --       --     1-0
Jan. 24           Eastern Washington             L, 2-5
                                                             Mike Gies            1-8        1-3      0-5     --      --       --      0-2      0-3    --
Jan. 25           Denver                         L, 0-7      Miles Maloy          2-2        2-2      --      --      --       --      --       --     --
Jan. 31           UMKC                           L, 2-5
Feb. 1            Gonzaga                        L, 3-4
Feb. 13           Montana State                  L, 2-5
Feb. 14           Idaho State                   W, 4-0
Feb. 22           Weber State                    L, 2-5                   Individual Doubles Results
Feb. 27           Oregon                         L, 2-5                                                              Dual by Position----
Feb. 28           Northern Colorado             W, 6-1       Names                 Overall     Tourn.    Duals       1         2          3
                                                             Austin Francis        8-16        2-1       6-15        6-14      0-1        --
Mar. 5            Xavier                         L, 2-5
                                                             Cody Hall             8-16        2-2       6-14        6-13      0-1        --
Mar. 8            Colorado College              W, 7-0       Brett Rodgers         15-9        2-2       13-7        1-1       12-6       --
Mar. 15           Washington College            W, 6-1       Taylor Soster         13-9        0-0       13-9        1-1       12-8       --
Mar. 15           Metro State                   W, 5-2       Johnny Buckingham     9-8         2-2       7-6         --        --         7-6
                                                             Will Brown            7-9         1-2       6-7         --        1-0        5-7
Mar. 16           Bradley                       W, 6-1       James Tomlin          1-10        0-0       1-10        1-1       0-3        0-6
Mar. 22           Seattle Univ.                  W, 6-1      Mike Gies             5-3         3-1       2-2         --        --         2-2
Mar. 24           Portland State                  L, 3-4     Alex Beaussart        4-6         3-1       1-5         1-0       0-1        0-4
                                                             Stu Coston            3-3         2-2       1-1         --        1-0        0-1
Mar. 27           New Mexico*                    L, 1-6
                                                             Miles Maloy           1-3         1-2       0-1         --        --         0-1
Mar. 28           UNLV*                          L, 0-7      Kyle Epperson         0-1         0-0       0-1         --        --         0-1
Mar. 29           San Diego State*                 DNP
Apr. 4            Montana                        L, 1-6
Apr. 9            Utah*                           L, 0-7
Apr. 10           BYU*                            L, 0-7
Apr. 11           TCU*                            L, 0-5                     Doubles Teams Results
Apr. 23           New Mexico**                    L, 0-4                                                             Dual by Position----
                                                             Names                 Overall     Tourn.    Duals       1         2          3
Home Matches in Bold                                         Francis/Hall          8-15        2-1       6-14        6-13      0-1        --
* MWC Match                                                  Rodgers/Soster        13-7        0-0       13-7        1-1       12-6       --
** MWC Championships (Albuquerque, NM)                       Buckingham/Brown      5-4         0-0       5-4         --        --         5-4
                                                             Gies/Buckingham       2-2         0-0       2-2         --        --         2-2
                                                             Tomlin/Beaussart      1-5         0-0       1-5         1-0       0-1        0-4
                                                             Tomlin/Brown          0-2         0-0       0-2         --        --         0-2
                                                             Gies/Beaussart        3-1         3-1       --          --        --         --
                                                             Rodgers/Buckingham    2-2         2-2       --          --        --         --
                                                             Coston/Hall           2-2         2-2       --          --        --         --
                                                             Maloy/Brown           1-2         1-2       --          --        --         --
                                                             Francis/Tomlin        0-1         0-0       0-1         0-1       --         --
                                                             Soster/Tomlin         0-2         0-0       0-2         --        0-2        --
                                                             Brown/Coston          1-1         0-0       1-1         --        1-0        0-1
                                                             Epperson/Maloy        0-1         0-0       0-1         --        --         0-1



          Austin Francis
          #1 Singles, 2009
2009-10 AIR FORCE MEN’S TENNIS                                                                                                                                13
                                    B EST        OF THE     B EST
     Team MVP’s                                          Team Captains
                              Year      Player(s)                          Year      Player(s)
 Year       Player            1957......John Reeves                        1983......Bill Harris
 1969.......Dan Dougherty     1958......John Reeves                        1984......Ken Gurley/Randy Fopiano
 1970.......Jack Schunk       1959......John Reeves                        1985......Scott Vipond
 1971.......Jack Schunk       1960......Gerry Stack                        1986......Tom Barth
 1972.......Alex Parsons      1961......Larry Shewmaker                    1987......John Steimle
 1973.......Alex Parsons      1962......Richard Ramsey/Charles Hale        1988......Donald Kaliski/David Brummitt
 1974.......Alex Parsons      1963......Ed Pickens                         1989......Donald Kaliski
 1975.......Steve Skidmore    1964......Don Smith/Robin Tornow             1990......Erik Koda/Tony Krawietz/Jim Palmer
 1976.......Steve Skidmore    1965......Jim Kaltenbach                     1991......Raunn Ross
 1977.......Scott Benson
                              1966......Charlie Hoskins                    1992......Scott Corey/Bobby May
 1978.......Matt Mulhern
                              1967......Charlie Hoskins                    1993......Dan Oosterhous/Bruce Ybarra
 1979.......Matt Mulhern
 1980.......Matt Mulhern      1968......Jack Frost                         1994......Trace Thurlby/Mike Bautista
 1981.......Kevin Smith       1969......Roc Bottomly                       1995......Jerry Ledzinski/Paul Griffiths
 1982.......Kevin Smith       1970......Jack Schunk                        1996......Clay Freeman
 1983.......Kevin Smith       1971......Jack Schunk                        1997......Karl Gregor/Mike Parks
 1984.......Thomas Barth      1972......John Jarecki                       1998......Chet Bryant/Jamie Caplinger
 1985.......Thomas Barth      1973......Roy Hart                           1999......Jason Anderson
 1986.......Thomas Barth      1974......Alex Parsons                       2000......Nolan Cooper/Tom DeAngelis
 1987.......John Steimle      1975......Rick Sharp                         2001......Rene Ramirez/Doug Fike
 1988.......Donald Kaliski    1976......Steve Skidmore                     2002......Kyle Rainey/Chris Zielinski
 1989.......Donald Kaliski    1977......Scott Benson                       2003......Eric Pittman
 1990.......Tony Krawietz
                              1978......Kevin Hammond                      2004......Justin Mancinelli/Tyler McClung
 1991.......Dan Oosterhous
                              1979......Pete Hays                          2005......Tyler McClung
 1992.......Dan Oosterhous
 1993.......Dan Oosterhous    1980......Matt Mulhern                       2006......Shannon Buck/Trevor Johnson
 1994.......Jerry Ledzinski   1981......Wayne Wanner                       2007......Robby Alexander
 1995.......Jerry Ledzinski   1982......Kevin Smith                        2008......Greg Ferry/Harrison Maloy
 1996.......Mike Parks                                                     2009......Kyle Epperson
 1997.......Jason Anderson
 1998.......Jason Anderson
 1999.......Jason Anderson
                                              All-Conference Selections
 2000.......Nolan Cooper
                                 Year       Players
 2001.......Eric Pittman
                                 1986 ......Tom Barth/John Steimle
 2002.......Eric Pittman
 2003.......Shannon Buck         1987 ......John Steimle/Don Kaliski
 2004.......Shannon Buck         1988 ......Don Kaliski/Tony Krawietz
 2005.......Shannon Buck         1989 ......Don Kaliski/Tony Krawietz
 2006.......Shannon Buck         1990 ......Tony Krawietz/Dan Oosterhous
 2007.......Robby Alexander      1991 ......Dan Oosterhous/Raunn Ross
 2008.......Brett Rodgers
                                 1992 ......Scott Corey/Dan Oosterhous
 2009.......Cody Hall
                                 1993 ......Jerry Ledzinski/Dan Oosterhous
                                 1994 ......Trace Thurlby/Jerry Ledzinski
                                 1995 ......Jamie Caplinger/Jerry Ledzinski
                                 1996 ......Mike Parks
                                 2000 ......Tom DeAngelis (singles); Tom DeAngelis/Nolan Cooper (dbls.)
                                 2001 ......Eric Pittman (singles); Chris Zielinski/Greg Zielinski (dbls.)
                                 2002 ......Eric Pittman (singles); Chris Zielinski/Greg Zielinski (dbls.)
                                 2003 ......Shannon Buck (singles); Eric Pittman/Tyler McClung (dbls.)
                                 2004 ......Shannon Buck, Tyler McClung (singles amd doubles)
                ulhern
          Matt M 80)             2005 ......Shannon Buck, Tyler McClung (singles)
            (1976-               2006 ......Shannon Buck (singles); Shannon Buck/Trevor Johnson (doubles)
                                 2007 ......Robby Alexander (singles)

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                              S INGLES R ECORDS - S EASON
                                               Most Wins By Position
                                               Pos.   Name              Wins   Year
                                                      Shannon Buck      26     2003
                                                      Jerry Ledzinski   26     1995
                                                      Matt Mulhern      24     1977
                                                      Tom Barth         24     1985

                                                1     John Steimle
                                                      Jerry Ledzinski
                                                                        24
                                                                        24
                                                                               1987
                                                                               1994
                                                      Dan Oosterhous    22     1993
                                                      Jason Anderson    22     1997
                                                      Jason Anderson    21     1999
                                                      Shannon Buck      21     2005

                                                      John Steimle      28     1985
                                                      Mike Parks        26     1996

                                                2
                                                      John Steimle      24     1986
                                                      Scott Benson      22     1977
                                                      Paul Griffiths    22     1994
                                                      Nolan Cooper      22     1999
                                                      Karl Gregor       20     1997


                                                3
                                                      Brad Rice         31     1987
                                                      Scott Vipond      26     1985
        Jerry Ledzinski (1991-95)                     Jamie Caplinger   25     1995
     26 wins at No. 1 singles in 1995
                                                4
                                                      Mike Parks        25     1995
                                                      Skip Hinman       24     1985
     Best Winning                                     Tom Barth         24     1983
Percentage By Position                                Tom DeAngelis     25     1997
Pos. Name
1.   Shannon Buck
                       Record
                       26-1
                                Pct.
                                .963
                                        Year
                                        2003
                                                5     Ken Gurley
                                                      Trace Thurlby
                                                                        23
                                                                        21
                                                                               1983
                                                                               1993
     Shannon Buck      21-1     .955    2005          Chet Bryant       21     1995
     Shannon Buck      18-1     .947    2006

                                                6
     Dan Oosterhous    22-3     .880    1993          Randy Fopiano     28     1983
     Jerry Ledzinski   26-4     .867    1995          Nolan Cooper      24     1997
                                                      Karl Gregor       23     1995
2.    John Steimle     28-3     .903    1985
      Mike Parks       26-3     .897    1996
      John Steimle     24-5     .828    1986

3.    Brad Rice        31-3     .912    1987
      Trace Thurlby    21-3     .875    1994
      Scott Vipond     26-5     .839    1985

4.    Steve Levitt     21-4     .840    1981
      Mike Parks       25-5     .833    1995
      Ricky Koda       22-7     .759    1989

5.    Trace Thurlby    21-0     1.000   1993
      Scott Corey      15-2     .882    1982
      Tom DeAngelis    25-4     .862    1997

6.    Scott Corey      25-1     .962    1989
      Randy Fopiano    28-2     .933    1983
      Nolan Cooper     24-2     .923    1997
Minimum 15 Wins
                                                      Trace Thurlby (1990-94)
                                                21-0 record at No. 5 singles in 1993


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                       S INGLES R ECORDS - C AREER
                 Best Dual Match Winning Percentage
     No.   Name                          Pct.    Rec.     1            2       3       4       5       6
     1.    Shannon Buck (2002-06)        .922    83-7     83-7         0-0     0-0     0-0     0-0     0-0
     2.    Trace Thurlby (1990-94)       .894    84-10    3-0          2-0     30-3    5-2     24-1    20-4
     3.    Mike Bautista (1990-94)       .851    63-11    1-0          2-0     18-0    23-7    10-2    19-2
     4.    Nolan Cooper (1996-00)        .810    81-19    9-5          32-8    16-4    0-0     0-0     24-2
     5.    Matt Mulhern (1976-80)        .804    74-18    71-18        1-0     1-0     0-0     0-0     1-0
     6.    John Steimle (1983-87)        .798    95-24    33-10        42-6    20-8    0-0     0-0     0-0
     7.    Scott Corey (1988-92)         .795    66-17    1-0          3-2     23-12   4-1     13-1    22-1
     8.    Mike Parks (1993-97)          .788    89-24    0-0          28-3    22-10   26-5    12-5    1-1
     9.    Steve Levitt (1979-82)        .786    66-18    0-0          1-0     3-0     45-13   16-5    1-0
     10.   Jason Anderson (1996-99)      .771    64-19    64-19        0-0     0-0     0-0     0-0     0-0
     11.   Tom Barth (1982-86)           .763    90-28    60-20        12-7    1-0     17-1    0-0     0-0
           Tom Jahn (1987-90)            .763    61-19    0-0          3-0     3-0     15-1    28-14   12-4
     13.   Tom DeAngelis (1996-00)       .750    63-21    7-6          2-0     19-7    10-4    25-4    0-0
     14.   Jerry Ledzinski (1991-95)     .748    83-28    50-9         18-8    15-11   0-0     0-0     0-0
     15.   Alex Parsons (1970-74)        .747    65-22    54-16        11-6    0-0     0-0     0-0     0-0
     16.   Ricky Koda (1986-90)          .739    82-29    3-0          12-11   5-0     31-8    15-4    16-6
     17.   Brad Rice (1986-89)           .731    68-25    7-0          25-20   30-3    6-2     0-0     0-0
     Minimum 50 wins



           Most Dual Match Wins
No. Name                          Wins     1    2    3    4       5     6
1. John Steimle (1983-87)         95       33   42   20   0       0     0
2. Tom Barth (1982-86)            90       60   12   1    17      0     0
3. Mike Parks (1993-97)           89       0    28   22   26      12    1
4. Scott Vipond (1981-85)         86       21   25   31   6       3     0
5 Trace Thurlby (1990-94)         84       3    2    30   5       24    20
6. Shannon Buck (2002-06)         83       83   0    0    0       0     0
    Jerry Ledzinski (1991-95)     83       50   18   15   0       0     0
8. Ricky Koda (1986-90)           82       3    12   5    31      15    16
9. Nolan Cooper (1996-00)         81       9    32   16   0       0     24
10. Don Kaliski (1985-89)         76       37   16   22   0       0     1
11. Matt Mulhern (1976-80)        74       71   1    1    0       0     1
12. Dan Oosterhous (1989-93)      73       56   4    1    12      0     0
13. Brad Rice (1986-89)           68       7    35   20   6       0     0
14. Kevin Smith (1978-82)         67       40   11   16   0       0     0
15. Steve Levitt (1979-82)        66       0    1    3    45      16    1
    Scott Corey (1988-92)         66       1    3    23   4       13    22
17. Alex Parsons (1970-74)        65       54   11   0    0       0     0
18. Tony Krawietz (1986-90)       64       16   10   34   1       1     2
    Jason Anderson (1996-99)      64       64   0    0    0       0     0      Shannon Buck (2002-06)
20. Tom DeAngelis (1996-00)       63       7    2    19   10      25    0      School-record 83 singles
                                                                               wins at the No. 1 position


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                  D OUBLES R ECORDS - C AREER
            Best Dual Match Winning Percentage
     No.   Name                        Pct.          Rec          1             2          3
     1.    Ricky Koda (1986-90)        .826          76-16        13-0          24-3       39-13
     2.    Ken Gurley (1980-84)        .819          68-15        10-0          25-1       33-14
     3.    Randy Fopiano (1981-84)     .815          53-12        4-0           19-0       30-12
           Tom Jahn (1987-90)          .815          53-12        11-0          19-5       23-7
     5.    Mike Bautista (1991-94)     .788          63-17        28-5          11-9       24-3
     6.    Tom Barth (1982-86)         .781          75-21        34-9          39-12      2-0
     7.    Scott Corey (1988-92)       .778          49-14        13-4          23-6       13-4
     8.    Tracy Thurlby (1990-94)     .776          52-15        22-4          10-7       20-4
     9.    Steve Levitt (1979-82)      .763          58-18        6-3           31-5       21-10
           Bruce Ybarra (1989-93)      .763          45-14        14-1          21-10      9-3
     11.   Dan Oosterhous (1989-93)    .760          57-18        57-18         0-0        0-0
     12.   Jerry Ledzinski (1991-95)   .750          69-23        43-15         13-5       13-3




                                              Mike Bautista (1990-94) and Scott Vipond (1981-1985)
                                               have 63 and 62 career doubles wins, respectively

                                                       Most Dual Match Wins
    Tyler McClung (2001-05)
    No. 3 on all-time list with               No.   Name                            Wins   1       2    3
                                              1.    Ricky Koda (1986-90)            76     13      24   39
        72 doubles wins
                                              2.    Tom Barth (1982-86)             75     34      39   2
                                              3.    Tyler McClung (2001-05)         72     51      18   3
                                              4.    Jerry Ledzinski (1991-95)       69     43      13   13
                                              5.    Ken Gurley (1980-84)            68     10      25   33
                                              6.    John Steimle (1983-87)          67     67      0    0
                                              7.    Shannon Buck (2002-06)          64     45      15   4
                                              8.    Mike Bautista (1990-94)         63     28      11   24
                                              9.    Scott Vipond (1981-85)          62     47      15   0
                                              10.   Tom DeAngelis (1996-00)         62     13      16   33
                                              11.   Greg Zielinski (1998-02)        61     29      8    24
                                              12.   Chris Zielinski (1998-02)       60     29      7    24
                                                    Dave Brummitt (1985-88)         60     13      42   5
                                              14.   Eric Pittman (1999-03)          58     28      28   2
                                                    Steve Levitt (1979-82)          58     6       31   21
                                              16.   Dan Oosterhous (1989-93)        57     57      0    0
                                              17.   Nolan Cooper (1996-00)          56     28      9    19
     John Steimle (1983-87)                   18.   Randy Fopiano (1981-84)         53     4       19   30
      83 career singles wins                        Tom Jahn (1987-90)              53     11      19   23
     69 career doubles wins                   20.   Trace Thurlby (1990-94)         52     22      10   20

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                             Y EAR -B Y-Y EAR R ESULTS
 Year     W     L     Pct.    Coach                               No. 1 Player                   Record
 1957     9     3     .750    Maj. Bob Spear (9-3, .750)            Raymond Walter               8-4
 1958     7     10    .412    1st Lt. Jack Rose (7-10, .412)        John Reeves                  3-13
 1959     5     7     .416    Capt. Charles Oliver                  John Reeves                  5-5
 1960     7     8     .466    Capt. Robert Slezak (7-8, .466)       Larry Shewmaker              4-8
 1961     12    3     .800    Capt. Charles Oliver                  Larry Shewmaker              11-2
 1962     7     7     .500    Capt. Charles Oliver                  Ed Pickens                   5-0
 1963     9     6     .600    Maj. Charles Oliver (33-23, .589)     Ed Pickens                   9-6
 1964     13    3     .813    Maj. Larry Owens (13-3, .813)         Stan Jordan                  11-2
 1965     4     7     .363    Capt. Tom Lynch                       Jim Mynar                    14-2
 1966     8     4     .667    Capt. Tom Lynch (12-11, .522)         John Frost                   7-5
 1967     7     3     .700    Maj. Dick Watson                      Charlie Hoskins              4-6
 1968     9     10    .474    Maj. Dick Watson (16-13, .552)        Barry Lockhart               11-8
 1969     10    9     .526    Capt. Walt Oehrlein                   Jack Schunk                  10-9
 1970     14    9     .560    Capt. Walt Oehrlein                   Jack Schunk                  14-8
                                                                    Dan Dougherty                13-9
 1971     14    10    .583    Capt. Walt Oehrlein (38-28, .576)     Jack Schunk                  11-9
 1972     16    6     .727    Capt. Royce Harnsberger               Alex Parsons                 18-5
 1973     12    9     .571    Capt. Royce Harnsberger (28-15, .651) Alex Parsons                 14-4
 1974     16    6     .727    Capt. Rich Gugat                      Alex Parsons                 18-3
 1975     18    7     .720    Capt. Rich Gugat                      Scott Benson                 12-10
 1976     8     15    .348    Capt. Charles Patton (8-15, .348)     Scott Benson                 7-15
                                                                    Steve Skidmore               11-12
 1977     20    9     .690    Capt. Rich Gugat                      Matt Mulhern                 24-5
 1978     20    7     .740    Maj. Rich Gugat                       Matt Mulhern                 21-6
 1979     25    5     .833    Maj. Rich Gugat                       Matt Mulhern                 23-6
 1980     23    10    .697    Maj. Rich Gugat                       Matt Mulhern                 13-3
                                                                    Kevin Smith                  21-9
 1981     23    5     .821    Maj. Rich Gugat                       Kevin Smith                  16-6
 1982     25    8     .756    Maj. Rich Gugat                       Kevin Smith                  17-14
 1983     28    4     .875    Maj. Rich Gugat                       Scott Vipond                 20-10
 1984     24    7     .774    Maj. Rich Gugat                       Tom Barth                    22-8
 1985     25    7     .781    Maj. Rich Gugat                       Tom Barth                    24-7
 1986     26    6     .813    Maj. Rich Gugat                       Tom Barth                    23-5
 1987     27    8     .771    Maj. Rich Gugat                       John Steimle                 25-7
 1988     28    4     .875    Rich Gugat                            Don Kaliski                  18-9
 1989     26    5     .839    Rich Gugat                            Don Kaliski                  19-9
 1990     26    5     .839    Rich Gugat                            Tony Krawietz                17-10
 1991     22    6     .786    Rich Gugat                            Dan Oosterhous               18-6
 1992     24    9     .727    Rich Gugat                            Dan Oosterhous               16-13
 1993     25    2     .926    Rich Gugat                            Dan Oosterhous               22-3
 1994     24    5     .826    Rich Gugat                            Jerry Ledzinski              24-5
 1995     26    4     .867    Rich Gugat                            Jerry Ledzinski              26-4
 1996     23    6     .793    Rich Gugat                            Karl Gregor                  15-14
 1997     25    4     .862    Rich Gugat                            Jason Anderson               22-4
 1998     22    6     .786    Rich Gugat                            Jason Anderson               21-7
 1999     21    8     .724    Rich Gugat                            Jason Anderson               21-8
 2000     18    9     .667    Rich Gugat                            Nolan Cooper/Tom DeAngelis   9-5/7-6
 2001     16    10    .615    Rich Gugat                            Eric Pittman                 15-11
 2002     14    9     .609    Rich Gugat                            Eric Pittman                 12-11
 2003     20    5     .800    Rich Gugat                            Shannon Buck                 26-1
 2004     12    13    .480    Rich Gugat                            Shannon Buck                 18-4
 2005     18    10    .643    Rich Gugat                            Shannon Buck                 21-1
 2006     12    11    .522    Rich Gugat                            Shannon Buck                 18-1
 2007     11    16    .407    Rich Gugat                            Robby Alexander              9-16
 2008     10    15    .400    Rich Gugat                            Brett Rodgers                11-13
 2009     7     18    .280    Rich Gugat (730-268, .731)            Austin Francis               7-15
 Total:   865   385   .692
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                                                          G UGAT ’ S G RADUATES
                        Former head coach Rich Gugat’s program was about
                        a lot more than winning. Yes, he is the winningest           1995
                                                                                     Jerry Ledzinski -- VP, Business Development, Praetorian Guard, Carmel, CA
                        coach in Academy history on the court, but off the
                                                                                     Maj. Paul Griffiths -- Budget Officer, Moffett Field, CA
                        court, the performance of his graduates is just as
                        impressive. Several of Gugat’s graduates have gone           1996
                        into a wide range of careers. A look at what some            Maj. Clay Freeman -- MC-130H EWO, Flight Comm., RAF Mildenhall, UK
                        are doing follows:
1974                                                                                 1997
                                                                                     Maj. John Caplinger -- C-17 Pilot, McChord AFB, WA
Chuck Latham -- Gentleman Horse Farm, Vass, NC
                                                                                     Karl Gregor -- Program Manager, Hanscom AFB, MA / Men’s Tennis Volunteer
                                                                                     Assistant Coach, Harvard University
1975                                                                                 Maj. Mike Parks -- C-37A Evaluator Pilot, Hickam AFB, HI
Craig Naas - Pilot/Captain, Southwest Airlines, Tucson, AZ

1976                                                                                 1998
                                                                                     Maj. Chet Bryant - Bioenvironmental Engineer, Air Force Research Lab, Wright
Kurt Kamrad --Vice President Flight Operations, Miami Air Int’l, Miami, FL
                                                                                     Patterson AFB, OH
                                                                                     Maj. Jamie Caplinger -- F-16 Pilot, Shaw AB, SC
1979                                                                                 Maj. David Lewis -- UH-1 Pilot, VIP transport, Andrews AFB, MD
Col. Ken Barker -- Chief Systems Engineer, Air Force Research Laboratory,
                                                                                     Maj. Jim Maxwell -- F-16 Pilot, Chief of Weapons, 63FS, Luke AFB, AZ
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
Pete Hays -- Senior Policy Analyst, Science Applications International
Corporation, Washington, DC
                                                                                     2000
                                                                                     Capt. Jason Anderson -- KC-135 Pilot, Grand Forks AFB, ND
                                                                                     Nolan Cooper -- Reg. Developer/Owner, Entrees Made Easy, San Diego, CA
1980                                                                                 Capt. Tom DeAngelis -- Communications Officer, Aviano AB, Italy
Mike Levitt -- Pilot, Delta Airlines, Wichita Falls, TX
                                                                                     Capt. Pat Rayner -- C-17A Pilot, Charleston AFB, SC
1982                                                                                 2001
Kevin Smith - Senior Vice President, Texas Capital Bank, Dallas, TX
                                                                                     Capt. Brent Bak -- F-15C Pilot, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom
Lt. Col. (ret.) Jim Willsie -- Flight Simulator Instructor Pilot, Lockheed Martin,
                                                                                     Capt. Doug Fike -- F-15C Pilot, Eglin AFB, FL
Albuquerque, NM
                                                                                     Capt. Vidal Garza -- MQ-9 Pilot, Creech AFB, NV
                                                                                     Rene Ramirez -- Senior Associate, KPMG, Chicago, IL
1984                                                                                 David Thawley -- Bain Consulting Co., San Francisco, CA
Randy Fopiano -- Pilot, Delta Air Lines, Fayetteville, Georgia

1986                                                                                 2002
                                                                                     Capt. Eric Johnson -- MC-130P Pilot, Kadena AFB, Japan
Tom Barth -- Executive Director, Russell Reynolds Associates, Boston, MA
                                                                                     Capt. Kyle Rainey -- C-17 Pilot, McGuire AFB, NJ
                                                                                     Capt. Phil Yim -- ROTC Instructor, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
1987                                                                                 Capt. Chris Zielinski -- C-17 Pilot, McGuire AFB, NJ
Erik Johnsen -- American Airlines Pilot; Currently on active duty orders for 301
                                                                                     Capt. Greg Zielinski -- C-17 Pilot, McGuire AFB, NJ
AS, Travis AFB, CA
Lt. Col. Mike Peterson -- 37th Student Squadron Commander, Air & Space Basic
Course, Maxwell AFB, AL
                                                                                     2003
                                                                                     Capt. Alan Haedge -- Communications Officer, Davis-Montham AFB, AZ
                                                                                     Capt. Eric Pittman -- Chief Resident, Family Medicine Program, Scott AFB, IL
1988                                                                                 Capt. Tyler West -- KC-135 Pilot, Fairchild AFB, WA
Lt. Col. Alex Torres -- Software Engineer, Headquarters Defense Information
Services Agency, Washington, DC
                                                                                     2004
                                                                                     Capt. Justin Mancinelli -- E-3 Pilot, Tinker AFB, OK
1989
Lt. Col. Dave Brummitt -- C-130 Pilot at Pope AFB, NC
                                                                                     2005
                                                                                     Chris Dong -- Owner, Legacy Alliance Inc.
1990                                                                                 Capt. Tyler McClung -- Assistant Men’s Tennis Coach, USAFA, CO
Lt. Col. Ricky Koda -- Resident in Aerospace Medicine, Brooks City-Base, TX
                                                                                     Capt. Marcus McKindra - 4th Space Operations Squadron, Schriever AFB, CO
Lt. Col. Tony Krawietz -- 62 OSS/DO, McChord AFB, WA
J.T. Palmer -- Senior Associate, Grubb and Ellis Corporation, Washington, DC
Lt. Col. Brad Rice -- T-1 Instructor Pilot, Laughlin AFB, TX
                                                                                     2006
                                                                                     1st Lt. Shannon Buck -- Medical Student, Kirksville College of Osteopathic
                                                                                     Medicine, Kirksville, MO
1992                                                                                 1st Lt. Trevor Johnson -- Aircraft Maintenance Officer, Grand Forks AFB, ND
Scott Corey -- Brand Manager, Rich Products, St. Simons Island, GA
Lt. Col. Bob May -- C-130 Pilot, Ramstein AFB, Germany
                                                                                     2007
                                                                                     1st Lt. Robby Alexander -- Intelligence Officer, Ramstein AFB, Germany
1993                                                                                 1st Lt. Keith Cronican - Communications Officer, Shaw AFB, SC
Lt. Col. Hank Buck -- Systems Support Flight Commander, Randolph AFB, TX
                                                                                     1st Lt. Ryan White - Aircraft Maintenance Officer, Seymour-Johnson AFB, NC
Lt. Col. Dan Oosterhous -- Head Men’s Tennis Coach, USAFA, CO
Lt. Col. Bruce Ybarra -- Commander, Presidential Airlift Squadron, Andrews AFB,
MD
                                                                                     2008
                                                                                     2nd Lt. Greg Ferry -- Finance Officer, Hanscom AFB, MA
                                                                                     2nd Lt. Harrison Maloy -- Pilot Training, Columbus AFB, MS
1994
Maj. Mike Bautista -- Southwest Airlines Pilot; C-17 Pilot, McChord AFB, WA
Maj. Jeff Thurlby -- Anesthesiologist, Langley AFB, VA
                                                                                     2009
                                                                                     2nd Lt. Kyle Epperson -- Pilot Training, Columbus AFB, MS
Trace Thurlby -- Chief Operating Officer, Bott Radio Network, Overland Park, KS


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                                           W HERE A RE T HEY N OW ?
LT. COL. TONY KRAWIETZ                                                          Krawietz played tennis at the Academy from 1986 - 90. During his
                                                                             four years on the team, the Falcons posted a dual match record of 107-
                                                                             22, good for a winning percentage of .829. His class is tied with the
          Class of 1990                                                      class of 1989 for the most matches won in a four-year span in the 52-
        Letterman 1987-90                                                    year history of the tennis program at USAFA.
                                                                                Individually, Krawietz won 64 dual singles matches in his career,
              Currently                                                      placing him in a tie for 18th for most wins in program history. He holds
                                                                             the school record with 34 career wins at the No. 3 position. He also won
      NMCS Branch Chief                                                      16 matches at the No. 1 spot and 10 at No. 2.
          Joint Staff                                                           Krawietz will soon move on to his next assignment as Vice Wing
                                                                             Commander at Dover AFB, Del.
   Pentagon, Washington, D.C
   Lt. Col. Anthony B. “Tony” Krawietz is currently the National Military
Command Systems Branch Chief in the Strategic Operations Division of
the Operations Directorate, the Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington,
D.C., where he is responsible for oversight and coordination on matters
involving the National Military Command System and its supporting ele-
ments.
   Krawietz has served in a variety of squadron, group, wing and head-
quarters positions. He deployed to command the 8th Expeditionary Air
Mobility Squadron, 2006-2007, where he led the largest airlift hub in
Southwest Asia supporting war efforts for CENTCOM. He also deployed
as the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron Director of Operations in
2005, and as the 17th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron Detachment
Commander, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey in 2002. He has flown numerous
combat sorties supporting the Global War on Terrorism, as well as
worldwide missions delivering humanitarian aid and vital supplies to
those in need. He earned his wings in 1991 and is a Command Pilot
with over 4,400 hours in the C-5 and C-17.



   LT. COL. BRUCE YBARRA                                                     an interagency specialist coordinating DoD logistics and operational
                                                                             support for the President and his cabinet.
                                                                                  He deployed in support of OEF in 2001 and served as Senior Stage
           Class of 1993                                                     Manager, Moron AB, Spain. During his OEF deployment, he successful-
         Letterman 1990-93                                                   ly managed and executed 100 missions, moving over 3 million pounds
                                                                             of cargo and 4,100 passengers utilizing C-5, C-17, KC-135 & KC-10 air-
               Currently                                                     craft. As a C-32A Instructor Aircraft Commander, he routinely flew the
        Commander                                                            Vice President of the United States as his primary customer.
                                                                                 In 2004, Ybarra was recognized as Air Mobility Command's
Presidential Airlift Squadron                                                Instructor Pilot of the Year. Ybarra is a senior pilot with more than 4,000
      Andrews AFB, MD                                                        flying hours in the VC-25, C-32, C-5, and C-21.
                                                                                 Ybarra and his wife, Tina, are the proud parents of two children,
                                                                             Anika (4) and Tomas (2).
   Lt. Col. R. Bruce Ybarra had a very successful career as a men’s ten-
nis player at the Air Force Academy. A 1993 graduate, Ybarra helped the
Falcons to an incredible 97-22 record in his four seasons, including a
stellar 25-2 mark his senior campaign, when he was co-captain with
Dan Oosterhous. Ybarra is ninth on the the school’s career list for dou-
bles winning percentage at 76.3 percent (45-14).
   Ybarra is currently the Commander of the Presidential Airlift
Squadron, 89th Airlift Wing at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. As
the Commander, he supervises the operational activities of an 89-person
crew force directly responsible for the safe and efficient airlift of the
President of the United States.
   Ybarra has served in a variety of assignments including Operational
Support Airlift, Strategic Airlift and Special Air Missions. He has served
as Wing Executive Officer, Flight Commander, Chief of Training and Chief
of Current Operations. Ybarra was recognized by Air Mobility Command
as both Instructor Pilot and Training Officer of the Year. He recently
served a joint staff tour for the White House Military Office working as



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   MAJ. JAMIE CAPLINGER                                                       and Chief of Standardization and Evaluation while part of the Training
                                                                              Squadron Three.
                                                                                 He then moved to Shaw AFB in May of 2007 as an instructor and
          Class of 1998                                                       evaluator in the F-16. He has held positions of Assistant Chief of Wing
        Letterman 1995-98                                                     Weapons, Flight Commander and Deputy Chief of Wing Standardization
                                                                              and Evaluation prior to his current position at Shaw. He participated in
              Currently                                                       Operation Iraqi Freedom twice while at Shaw AFB and will be attending
                                                                              Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell AFB, Ala., next August.
   Asst. Director/Operations                                                     Caplinger and his wife, Jamie, are the proud parents of a three year
    77th Fighter Squadron                                                     old daughter, Laela, and a one year old son, Leo.

         Shaw AFB, SC
    Maj. Jamie Caplinger was a four-year letterwinner on the tennis team
at the Air Force Academy and had one of the best seasons by an Air
Force tennis player as a freshman in 1995. He posted 25 wins at the No.
3 position and was named all-conference by the Western Athletic
Conference. Caplinger, a 1998 graduate of the Academy, currently
serves as the Assistant Director of Operations for the 77th Fighter
Squadron at Shaw AFB, S.C.
    Following his graduation, Caplinger attended pilot training at Naval
Air Station Whiting Field, Fla. (T-34 aircraft), and Vance AFB, Okla.
(T-38). He started flying the F-16, his current aircraft, with the 62nd
Fighter Squadron at Luke AFB, Az., in May of 2000.
    Beginning in March of 2001, Caplinger was a member of the 22nd
Fighter Squadron at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. He spent nearly
three years there and deployed in support of Operation Northern Watch,
Operation Southern Watch and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He then
returned to NAS Whiting Field in March of 2004 as an instructor and
evaluator for the T-34 aircraft. He held positions of Flight Commander



        CAPT. ERIC PITTMAN                                                       Following his graduation from the Academy in 2003 with a bachelor’s
                                                                              degree in biology, Pittman attended the University of Toledo College of
                                                                              Medicine, where he graduated from in 2007. Currently, he is in his third
           Class of 2003                                                      year of residency and the Chief Resident at the Family Medicine Residency
         Letterman 2000-03                                                    Program at Scott AFB, Ill.
                                                                                 Pittman and his wife, Laura, are the proud parents of Joshua (3) and
               Currently                                                      Samantha (8 months).
        Chief Resident
   Family Medicine Program
         Scott AFB, IL

   Capt. Eric Pittman had a stellar four-year career on the men’s tennis
team at the Air Force Academy. He was a two-time pick for Most Valuable
Player at the Academy and a three-time all-conference selection (twice in
singles, once in doubles).
   Pittman, who is tied for 14th on AFA’s career list for most dual match
doubles wins with 58, produced one of the best doubles season by an Air
Force player, going 21-4 at the No. 1 position with current assistant coach
Tyler McClung. The duo went 25-6 overall and achieved a national ranking
of #55 that season.
   His singles career was just as impressive, as he notched 20 wins in
three of his four seasons. He went 21-13 in each of his first two seasons
(playing No. 4 as a freshman and No. 1 as a sophomore) and 20-12 as a
senior at the No. 2 spot.




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                                         A LL -T IME L ETTERWINNERS
                                            Harris, William (1983) 81, 82, 83
                     -- A --                Hart, Roy (1973) 70, 71, 72, 73                                     -- R --
Alexander, Robby (2007) 04, 05, 06, 07
                                            Hauth, John (1964) 62                         Radtke, Danny (1966) 65, 66
Anderson, Jason (2000) 97, 98, 99
                                            Hays, Peter (1979) 77, 78, 79                 Rager, Robert (1960) 58, 59, 60
                                            Hinman, Skip (1988) 85, 86, 87                Rainey, Kyle (2002) 99, 00, 01, 02
                     -- B --                Holder, Dax (1997) 94                         Ramirez, Rene (2001) 98, 99, 00, 01
Bak, Brent (2001) 01
                                            Hoskins, Charles (1967) 65,66, 67             Ransey, Richard (1962) 61, 62
Baker, Ronald (1966) 64
                                                                                          Rawlings, Michael (1961) 60, 61
Bang, Carl, Jr. (1970) 68, 69, 70
Barker, Kenneth (1979) 77, 78
                                                                 -- J --                  Rayner, Pat (2000) 00
                                            Jahn, Tom (1991) 88, 89, 90                   Reeves, John (1959) 57, 58, 59
Barth, Thomas (1986) 83, 84, 85, 86
                                            Jarecki, John Jr. (1972) 70, 71, 72           Renoud, Carl (1961) 59, 60, 61
Bartley, Chris (2003) 99, 00
                                            Jeffries, Paul (1985) 82, 83                  Rice, Brad (1990) 87, 88, 89
Barum, Seth (1998) 96
                                            Jensen, Sky (2007) 04                         Risi, Mark (1975) 74, 75
Bautista, Mike (1994) 91, 92, 93, 94
                                            Johnsen, Erik (1987) 85, 86, 87               Rodgers, Brett (2010) 07, 08, 09
Beal, Kevin (1982) 79
                                            Johnson, Eric (2002) 99, 00, 02               Ross, Raunn (1991) 88, 90, 91
Beaussart, Alex (2011) 08, 09
                                            Johnson, Trevor (2006) 03, 04, 05, 06         Ryan, Michael (1967) 66, 67
Benson, Harold (1977) 74, 75, 76, 77
                                            Jordan, Stanley (1965) 63, 64
Bishop William (1960) 58, 60
Black, Martin (2006) 03
                                                                                                                -- S --
Blassie, James Jr. (1970) 69, 70
                                                                 -- K --                  Schunk, Jack (1971) 69, 70, 71
                                            Kaliski, Don (1989) 86, 87, 88, 89            Sears, Carver (1964) 62, 63, 64
Bottomly, Roc (1969) 67, 68, 69
                                            Kaltenbach, James (1965) 63, 65               Sharp, Eric (1975) 72, 73, 74, 75
Brummitt, Dave (1989) 86, 87, 88
                                            Kamrad, Kurt (1976) 74, 75, 76                Shewmaker, Larry (1961) 59, 60, 61
Brummitt, John (1969) 68
                                            Kinkle, Al (1998) 96                          Skidmore, Steven (1976) 73, 74, 75, 76
Bryant, Chet (1998) 95, 96, 97, 98
                                            Keeley, David (1966) 65                       Smapp, Kenneth Jr. (1964) 62, 63, 64
Buck, Shannon (2006) 03, 04, 05, 06
                                            Keyserling, Steven (1969) 69                  Smith, Donald (1964) 62, 63, 64
Buckingham, Johnny (2011) 08, 09
                                            Koda, Ricky (1990) 87, 88, 89, 90             Smith, Kevin (1982) 79, 80, 81, 82
Buie, Charles (1970) 69
                                            Krawietz, Tony (1990) 87, 88, 89, 90          Smith, Kirtland (1984) 81, 82
Burch, George (1959) 57, 58
                                                                                          Smith, Mark (1994) 91
                     -- C --                                     -- L --                  Soster, Taylor (2011) 08, 09
                                            Latham, Charles (1974) 72, 73, 74             Spangler, Stu (1990), 90
Caplinger, Jamie (1998) 95, 96, 97, 98
                                            Lau, Justin (2007) 04, 05                     Stack, Gerald (1960) 58, 59, 60
Caplinger, John (1997) 94, 95, 96, 97
                                            Ledzinski, Jerry (1995) 92, 93, 94, 95        Stafford, Donald (1975) 72
Carlson, Gary (1980) 77
                                            Leikam, Gary (1968) 67, 68                    Steimle, John (1987) 84, 85, 86, 87
Chin, Paul (1999) 96
                                            Levitt, Michael (1980) 77, 78, 79             Sterns, Gary (1972) 69, 70, 71, 72
Chow, David (2000) 00
                                            Levitt, Stephen (1982) 80, 81, 82             Swanson, Robert (1980) 80
Clark, Roger (1963) 62
                                            Lewis, David (1998) 95, 96                    Swanson, Todd (1976) 74
Clinchard, William (1992) 89
                                            Lockhart, George (1969) 67, 68
Cooper, Nolan (2000) 97, 98, 99, 00
Corey, Scott (1992) 89, 90, 91, 92
                                                                                                                -- T --
Cotter, Kenneth (2008) 06
                                                                 -- M --                  Tebrugge, Brad (1991) 91
                                            Maloy, Harrison (2008) 08                     Thawley, David (2001) 01
Cronican, Keith (2007) 06, 07
                                            Mancinelli, Justin (2004) 01, 02, 03, 04      Thompson, Kenneth (1959), 59
                                            May, Bob (1992) 89, 90, 91, 92                Thompson, Mike (1995) 94, 95
                    -- D --                 Maxwell, Jim (1998) 95, 96                    Thurlby, Trace (1994) 91, 92, 93, 94
Davis, William III (1963) 61
                                            Mazurowski, John (1977) 75, 76, 77            Tomlin, James (2010) 07, 08, 09
Dean, Paul (1961) 60, 61
                                            McClung, Tyler (2005) 02, 03, 04, 05          Torres, Alex (1988) 85, 86
DeAngelis, Tom (2000) 97, 98, 99, 00
                                            Meyer, Thomas (1968) 67, 68                   Turbiville, Harry Jr. (1967) 65, 66, 67
Dong, Chris (2005) 02, 03, 04, 05
                                            Middleton, Gordon (1970) 68, 69, 70
Dougherty, Dan (1971) 69, 70, 71
Dowell, Larry (1976) 74, 75, 76
                                            Mitchell, M.E. (1983) 81, 82, 83                                    -- U --
                                            Moe, Craig (1997) 97                          Upton, Charles (1960) 60
Dowling, Emmett III (1967) 65, 66, 67
                                            Moezzi, Ali (1971) 69, 70, 71
                     -- E --                Morgan, Felix (1968) 68                                             -- V --
                                            Morris, Madison (1996) 94                     Varn, George (1973) 73
Epperson, Kyle (2009) 06, 07, 08, 09
                                            Mulhern, Matt (1980) 77, 78, 79, 80           Vipond, S.M. (1985) 82, 83, 84, 85
                                            Mynar, James (1965) 63, 64, 65
                     -- F --                                                                                   -- W --
Ferry, Greg (2008) 06, 07, 08
Fike, Doug (2001) 98, 99, 00, 01
                                                                 -- N --                  Walmsley, David (1964) 62
                                            Naas, Craig (1975) 75                         Walter, Raymond Jr. (1959) 57
Fliss, Brian (2000) 97, 98
                                            Neal, Brian (1982) 79, 80, 81, 82             Wanner, Walter (1981) 78, 79, 80, 81
Fopiano, Randy (1984) 82, 83, 84
                                                                                          Weir, Don (1973) 70
Francis, Austin (2010) 07, 08, 09
Freeman, Clay (1996) 94, 95, 96
                                                                 -- O --                  Wells, John (1965) 63
                                            O’Grady, Michael (1967) 65, 66                West, Tyler (2003) 00, 03
French, Bruce (1970) 68
                                            Oosterhous, Dan (1993) 90, 91, 92, 93         White, Ryan (2007) 04, 05, 06, 07
Frost, John (1968) 66, 67, 68
                                                                                          Wicklund, Jon (1981) 80, 81
Fry, Dietz (2000) 97, 98
                                                                 -- P --                  Wiegand, Jeff (1989) 87, 88
                                            Palmer, Jim (1989) 88, 89, 90                 Willard, Bruce (1979) 77, 78, 79
                    -- G --                 Parks, Mike (1997) 94, 95, 96, 97             Williams, Robert (1959) 58, 59
Garza, Vidal (2001) 01
                                            Parsons, James (1974) 71, 72, 73 74           Willsie, James (1982) 81, 82
Gies, Michael (2010) 08
                                            Pena-Lora, Thomas (1983) 80
Gregor, Karl (1997) 94, 95, 96, 97
Griffiths, Paul (1995) 92, 93, 94, 95
                                            Peterson, Michael (1987) 85, 86, 87                                 -- Y --
                                            Phelan, Stephen (1964) 62                     Ybarra, Bruce (1993) 90, 91, 92, 93
Gurley, Kenneth (1984) 81, 82, 83, 84
                                            Pho, Hung (1992) 90, 91, 92                   Yim, Philip (2002) 99, 00, 02
                                            Pickens, Williams III (1963) 61, 62, 63       Youn, Mike (2010) 07
                    -- H --                 Pittman, Eric (2003) 00, 01, 02, 03
Hahn, Bernard (1967) 65, 66
Haedge, Alan (2003) 00, 01, 03
                                            Poehler, Juergen (1985) 83                                          -- Z --
                                            Price, Ronald (1973) 72, 73                   Zielinski, Chris (2002) 99, 00, 01, 02
Hale, Charles Jr. (1962) 61, 62
                                            Putz, Randall (1973) 70, 71, 72, 73           Zielinski, Greg (2002) 99, 00, 01, 02
Hall, Cody (2012) 09
Hammond, Kevin (1978) 75, 76, 77, 78
                                                      Year of Graduation in Parenthesis
Hardman, Jon (1979) 76
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                                                              T HE USAFA
The United States Air Force Academy offers a          MILITARY EDUCATION AND TRAINING
four-year program of instruction and experience          An air, space and cyberspace-oriented
designed to educate, train and inspire men and        military education, training and leader-
women to become officers of character, moti-          ship program begins with basic cadet
vated to lead the United States Air Force in          training and continues throughout the
service to our nation. Each cadet graduates           four years. Seniors are responsible for
with a bachelor of science degree and a com-          the organizational leadership of the cadet
mission as a second lieutenant in the Air Force.      wing, while juniors and sophomores
                                                      seek to develop team and interpersonal
COURSE OF STUDY                                       leadership and instructional tasks.
   Cadets are exposed to a balanced curriculum        Cadets are projected into as many active
that provides the knowledge, skills and respon-       leadership roles as possible to prepare
sibilities essential to a career Air Force officer.   them to be effective Air Force officers.
The entire USAFA experience is integrated and            Fundamental concepts of military
mapped to achieve a set of desired outcomes in        organization -- drill, ethics, honor, Air
every graduate.                                       Force heritage and physical training --
   The core academic curriculum includes              are emphasized the first summer during
courses in basic sciences, engineering, social        basic cadet training. Freshmen then
sciences and humanities. Cadets take additional       study the military role in United States society            HISTORY OF
elective courses to complete requirements for         as well as the mission and organization of the
one of 32 major areas of study. Over 50 percent       Air Force. Sophomores receive instruction in               THE ACADEMY
of the cadets complete majors in science and          communicative skills and juniors study the
engineering; the remainder graduate in the            combat and operational aspects of the Air                 In 1948, a board of leading civilian
social sciences and humanities. Some of the           Force. Military studies for the senior class focus    and military educators was appointed to
most popular majors include management,               on military thought.                                  plan the curriculum for an academy that
aeronautical engineering, foreign studies, histo-        The Academy offers courses in flying, navi-        would meet the needs of the newly estab-
ry, behavioral science, civil engineering, astro-     gation, soaring and parachuting, building from
                                                                                                            lished Air Force. The board determined
nautical engineering, electrical engineering and      basic skills to instructor duties. Cadets may fly
                                                                                                            that Air Force requirements could not be
engineering mechanics.                                light aircraft with the Cadet Flying Team.
                                                         Summer training for cadets is divided into         met by expanding the other service acade-
FACULTY COMPOSITION                                   three, three-week training periods. There are a       mies and recommended an Air Force
   The majority of the Academy's faculty mem-         variety of programs available and each cadet is       academy be established without delay.
bers, more than 500 total, are Air Force offi-        required to complete two training periods each            In 1949, then Secretary of the Air Force
cers. They are selected primarily from career-        summer with leave during the other period. All        W. Stuart Symington appointed a commis-
officer volunteers who have established out-          new cadets take six weeks of basic cadet train-       sion to assist in selecting a site and on
standing records of performance and dedica-           ing in their first summer.
                                                                                                            April 1, 1954, President Dwight D.
tion. Each has at least a master's degree and            Combat survival training is a required three-
                                                                                                            Eisenhower authorized creation of the
more than 55 percent have doctorates or other         week program during cadets' second summer.
terminal degrees in their field of study.             For other second-summer training periods,             United States Air Force Academy. After
   Faculty members are intensely focused on           cadets have options such as working with              considering 580 sites in 45 states, the
cadets' learning as an integral part of their offi-   young airmen in an operational unit at an Air         commission narrowed the choice to three
cer development. The Air Force Academy has            Force installation, airborne parachute training,      locations. The summer of 1954, Secretary
been ranked No. 1 in the nation for the most          soaring or basic free-fall parachute training.        of the Air Force Harold Talbott selected a
accessible and involved faculty for four years in        During their last two summers, all cadets are      site near Colorado Springs, Colo.
a row.                                                offered leadership training as supervisors or         Colorado contributed $1 million toward
   To provide greater contributions by a diverse      instructors in summer programs, such as basic         purchase of the property.
faculty, the Academy has several distinguished        cadet training, survival training, freefall para-
visiting professors and associate professors          chuting and soaring.                                     In July 1955, the first academy class
who serve one or more years. Officers from               Extracurricular activities also are an integral    entered interim facilities at Lowry Air
other services are members of the faculty and a       part of the education program. The cadet ski          Force Base, Denver, while construction
small number of officers from allied countries        club, drum and bugle corps, cadet chorale and         began. It was sufficiently completed for
teach as well. Distinguished civilian and military    forensics are a few of the programs available.        occupancy by the cadet wing in late
lecturers also share their expertise with the                                                               August 1958. Initial construction cost was
cadets during the academic year.                      NOMINATIONS                                           $142 million.
                                                         Nominations to the Academy may be
                                                                                                               Women entered the academy on June
ATHLETIC PROGRAM                                      obtained through a congressional sponsor or
   The Academy's athletic program is designed         by meeting eligibility criteria in other categories   28, 1976, as members of the class of
to improve physical fitness, teach athletic skills    of competition established by law. For informa-       1980.
and develop leadership qualities. To achieve its      tion on admission procedures, write to HQ
goals, the Academy offers some of the most            USAFA/RRS; 2304 Cadet Drive, Suite 200;
extensive physical education, intramural sports       USAF Academy, CO 80840-5025.
and intercollegiate athletic programs in the                                                                www.usafa.af.mil
nation. Cadets take at least three different phys-
ical education courses each year.


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                              USAFA S ENIOR L EADERSHIP
                                              Lt. Gen. Michael C. Gould
                                Lt. Gen. Michael C. Gould is Superintendent, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. He directs a
                           four-year academic, military training, athletic and character development program leading to a bachelor’s degree
                           and commission as an Air Force officer.
                                The general is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Class of 1976. His career encompasses a wide
                           range of assignments, ranging from head football coach of the Air Force Academy Preparatory School, to serving
                           as Air Force aide to the President of the United States.
                                He has held numerous command positions at the group, wing and numbered air force level, and was com-
                           mander of Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center during 9/11. Prior to his return to the Academy, he was Director
                           of Operations and Plans, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. General Gould is a command pilot
                           with more than 3,000 flying hours in the T-38, T-41, KC-10, C-5, C-17, C-21, C-141 and KC-135R.
                                The general’s military awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal with two oak leaf clus-
                           ters, Defense Superior Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Meritorious
                           Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal and the Global
                           War on Terrorism Service Medal.




     Vice Superintendent        Commandant of Cadets                          Dean of Faculty                          Commander,
           Colonel                  Brig. General                             Brig. General                        10th Air Base Wing
      Paul C. Ackerman             Samuel D. Cox                              Dana H. Born                        Col. Rick J. LoCastro




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