READ Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni

Reference
18.5k views 221 items

List of famous alumni from United States Air Force Academy, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from United States Air Force Academy include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished United States Air Force Academy alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended United States Air Force Academy are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from United States Air Force Academy.

Alumni range from Harry Chapin to Reichen Lehmkuhl.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to United States Air Force Academy?” and “Which celebrities are United States Air Force Academy alumni?”

1
Reichen Lehmkuhl is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Model, Actor Reichen Lehmkuhl, is an American former reality show winner, model, and occasional actor. A former United States Air Force officer, he is best known for winning season four of the reality game ...more

2
Eric Boe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Astronaut, Fighter pilot Eric Allen Boe is a United States Air Force fighter pilot Colonel, test pilot and a NASA astronaut. He flew as the pilot of Space Shuttle missions STS-126 and STS-133.

3
James Dutton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Pilot, Astronaut, Air Force Officer James Patrick "Mash" Dutton Jr. is a NASA astronaut pilot of the Class of 2004, and a test pilot in the US Air Force with the rank of Colonel.

4
Brian Duffy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Astronaut Brian Duffy is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel and a former NASA astronaut. He flew aboard four Space Shuttle missions.

5
Curtis Brown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Astronaut Curtis Lee "Curt" Brown, Jr. is a former NASA astronaut and retired United States Air Force colonel. Colonel Brown graduated from East Bladen High School in Elizabethtown, North ...more

6
Gregory H. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Astronaut Gregory Harold "Box" Johnson is a NASA astronaut and a retired colonel in the United States Air Force. Johnson is a veteran of two space flights, STS-123 and STS-134. He served as ...more

7
Guy Gardner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Astronaut Guy Spence Gardner is a United States Air Force officer and a former astronaut. He holds the rank of Colonel. He flew as pilot on two Space Shuttle missions, STS-27 and STS-35. Gardner was also ...more

8
Loren Shriver is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Astronaut Loren James Shriver is a former NASA astronaut, aviator, and a retired US Air Force Colonel.

9
Michael J. Bloomfield is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Astronaut, Athlete, Test pilot Michael John "Bloomer" Bloomfield is an American former astronaut and a veteran of three Space Shuttle missions.

10
Mark C. Lee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Pilot, Astronaut Mark Charles Lee USAF Colonel, is a former NASA astronaut who flew on four Space Shuttle missions. He retired from the Air Force and NASA on July 1, 2001.

11
John Casper is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Astronaut John Howard Casper is an American astronaut and United States Air Force pilot.

12
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Pilot, Astronaut Colonel Gary Eugene Payton, USAF, is an American former astronaut.

13
B. Alvin Drew is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Astronaut Colonel Benjamin Alvin Drew is a United States Air Force officer and a NASA astronaut. He has been on two spaceflights; the first was the Space Shuttle mission STS-118 to the International Space ...more

14
Richard A. Searfoss is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Astronaut, Actor Richard Alan Searfoss is a retired United States Air Force colonel, NASA astronaut and test pilot.

15
Sidney M. Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Sidney McNeill "Sid" Gutierrez, is a former NASA astronaut.

16
Jody Powell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Joseph Lester "Jody" Powell, Jr. was the White House Press Secretary during the presidency of Jimmy Carter. He later founded a public relations firm.

17
Grady Booch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Software Engineer, Computer scientist Grady Booch is an American software engineer, best known for developing the Unified Modeling Language with Ivar Jacobson and James Rumbaugh. He is recognized internationally for his innovative ...more

18
William A. Pailes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Astronaut, Computer scientist William Arthur Pailes was a USAF astronaut in the Manned Spaceflight Engineer Program during the mid-1980s. He served as a Payload Specialist on STS-51-J Atlantis.

19
Steven Lindsey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Astronaut, Fighter pilot, Keyboard player Steven Wayne Lindsey is a retired U.S. Air Force officer and NASA astronaut. Lindsey served as Chief of the NASA Astronaut Office from September 2006 until October 2009. Lindsey was born in ...more

20
John E. Blaha is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Astronaut, Fighter pilot John Elmer Blaha is a retired United States Air Force colonel and a former NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of six Space Shuttle missions and a stay on the Mir space station. Married to the ...more

21
James M. Kelly is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Astronaut James McNeal "Vegas" Kelly is a NASA Astronaut and a retired Colonel of the United States Air Force. He twice served as pilot on Space Shuttle missions.

22
Charles L. Veach is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Astronaut, Fighter pilot Charles Lacy Veach was a USAF fighter pilot and NASA astronaut.

23
Lance Sijan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Pilot, Soldier, Military Officer Lance Peter Sijan was a United States Air Force officer and fighter pilot. On March 4, 1976, he posthumously received the Medal of Honor, the United States' highest military award, for his ...more

24
Justin Olsen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Bobsleigher, Athlete Justin Olsen is an American bobsledder who has competed since 2008. He won two medals at the 2009 FIBT World Championships in Lake Placid, New York with a gold in the four-man and a bronze in ...more

25
Kevin P. Chilton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Astronaut Kevin Patrick "Chilli" Chilton, is a former United States Air Force four-star General. His last assignment was as Commander, U.S. Strategic Command from October 3, 2007 to January 28, ...more