On May well 12, Kaleigh Moss, Class of 2023 graduate of the West Virginia University College of Public Well being, was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force, along with 15 fellow cadets.
Her initially salute for the duration of the commissioning ceremony, held by the Air Force ROTC Detachment 915, was to the individual who served as her mentor for the duration of her time as an enlisted member at the 911th Airlift Wing in Pittsburgh.
“My initially salute was John Fowler, who serves as an aircraft electrical and environmental technician on C-17s at the 911th Airlift Wing,” Lieutenant Moss stated. “During my time as an enlisted member, he taught me about getting an superb aircraft maintainer by displaying the core values of the Air Force. He very best exemplifies the core worth service just before self. Fowler’s prime priority is guaranteeing the mission is thriving.”
2d Lt. Kaleigh Moss salutes Employees Sgt. John Fowler for the duration of the Air Force ROTC Detachment 915 commissioning ceremony on May well 12.
Moss’s twin brother, also a May well graduate (Middlebury College, bachelor’s in art history), along with her mother, participated in her pinning ceremony.
As a subsequent step for Moss, who walked the commencement stage later that identical day to acquire her B.S. in Public Well being, she’ll be functioning as an airfield operation officer.
“I’ll be managing radar systems, climate systems, airfield upkeep and air visitors manage,” she explained.
Alongside her new assignment, she also plans to continue her education, crediting Steve Davis, associate professor in Well being Policy, Management and Leadership, for her choice.
“Dr. Steve Davis’ project management class has inspired me to pursue a master’s degree in project management at George Washington University,” Moss stated.
When it comes to doling out her personal inspiration, she shares the following wisdom with students set to adhere to in her footsteps.
“Talk to your teachers! All my professors have been fantastic and supportive,” she stated. “They can not aid you if you do not communicate to them.”
Study far more about 2d Lt. Moss and her field placement with Girls on the Run and go to the College of Public Health’s site to discover far more about its undergraduate applications.
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