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Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni

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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?”
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Reichen Lehmkuhl is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Model, Actor

Age: 45

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Reichen Kuhl, (born Richard Allen Lehmkuhl; December 26, 1973) is a lawyer, an American businessman, reality show winner, former model, and former occasional actor. A former United States Air ...more
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Eric Boe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Astronaut, Fighter pilot

Age: 54

Birthplace: Miami, Florida

Eric Allen Boe (born October 1, 1964) is a United States Air Force fighter pilot Colonel, test pilot, a Civil Air Patrol member, and a NASA astronaut. He flew as the pilot of Space Shuttle ...more
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James Dutton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Pilot, Astronaut, Air Force Officer

Age: 50

Birthplace: Eugene, Oregon

James Patrick "Mash" Dutton, Jr. (born November 20, 1968) is a NASA astronaut pilot of the Class of 2004 (NASA Group 19), and a former test pilot in the US Air Force with the rank of
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Brian Duffy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Astronaut

Age: 65

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts

Brian Duffy (born June 20, 1953, Boston, Massachusetts) is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel and a former NASA astronaut. He flew aboard four Space Shuttle missions.
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Curtis Brown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Astronaut

Age: 62

Birthplace: Elizabethtown, North Carolina

Curtis Lee "Curt" Brown Jr. (born March 11, 1956) is a former NASA astronaut and retired United States Air Force colonel.
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Gregory H. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Astronaut

Age: 56

Birthplace: South Ruislip, United Kingdom

Gregory Harold "Box" Johnson (born May 12, 1962) is a British-Born NASA astronaut and a retired colonel in the United States Air Force. Johnson is a veteran of two space flights, ...more
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Guy Gardner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Astronaut

Age: 71

Birthplace: Altavista, Virginia

Guy Spence Gardner (born January 6, 1948) 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 ...more
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Loren Shriver is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Astronaut

Age: 74

Birthplace: Jefferson, Iowa

Loren James Shriver (born September 23, 1944) is a former NASA astronaut, aviator, and a retired US Air Force Colonel.
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Michael J. Bloomfield is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Astronaut, Athlete, Test pilot

Age: 59

Birthplace: Flint, Michigan

Michael John "Bloomer" Bloomfield (born March 16, 1959) is an American former astronaut and a veteran of three Space Shuttle missions.
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Mark C. Lee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Pilot, Astronaut

Age: 66

Birthplace: Viroqua, Wisconsin

Mark Charles Lee USAF Colonel, (born August 14, 1952) is a former NASA astronaut who flew on four Space Shuttle missions. He retired from the Air Force and NASA on July 1, 2001.
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John Casper is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Astronaut

Age: 75

Birthplace: Greenville, South Carolina

John Howard Casper (born July 9, 1943) is an American astronaut and United States Air Force pilot.
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Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Pilot, Astronaut

Age: 70

Birthplace: Rock Island, Illinois

Colonel Gary Eugene Payton, USAF, (born June 20, 1948) is an American astronaut, and worked as a payload specialist for NASA. Payton flew on the STS-51-C mission aboard the Space Shuttle ...more
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B. Alvin Drew is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Astronaut

Age: 56

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

Colonel Benjamin Alvin Drew (born November 5, 1962) is a United States Air Force officer and a former NASA astronaut. He has been on two spaceflights; the first was the Space Shuttle mission ...more
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Richard A. Searfoss is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Astronaut, Actor

Age: 62

Birthplace: Mount Clemens, Michigan, United States of America

Richard Alan Searfoss (June 5, 1956 – September 29, 2018) was an American aviator who was United States Air Force colonel, NASA astronaut and test pilot.
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Sidney M. Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni

Age: 67

Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Sidney McNeill Gutierrez (Colonel, USAF, Ret.) (born June 27, 1951), is a former NASA astronaut.
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Jody Powell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni

Age: Dec. at 66 (1943-2009)

Birthplace: Cordele, Georgia, United States of America

Joseph Lester "Jody" Powell, Jr. (September 30, 1943 – September 14, 2009) was White House Press Secretary during the presidency of Jimmy Carter, the fourteenth person in history to ...more
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Grady Booch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Software Engineer, Computer scientist

Age: 64

Birthplace: Texas

Grady Booch (born February 27, 1955) is an American software engineer, best known for developing the Unified Modeling Language (UML) with Ivar Jacobson and James Rumbaugh. He is recognized ...more
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William A. Pailes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Astronaut, Computer scientist

Age: 66

Birthplace: Hackensack, New Jersey

William Arthur Pailes (Colonel, USAF) (born June 26, 1952) was a USAF astronaut in the Manned Spaceflight Engineer Program during the mid-1980s. He served as a Payload Specialist on STS-51-J ...more
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Steven Lindsey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Astronaut, Fighter pilot, Keyboard player

Age: 58

Birthplace: Arcadia, California

Steven Wayne Lindsey (born August 24, 1960) 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.
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John E. Blaha is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Astronaut, Fighter pilot

Age: 76

Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas

John Elmer Blaha (born August 26, 1942, in San Antonio, Texas) is a retired United States Air Force colonel and a former NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of five space missions aboard the Space ...more
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James M. Kelly is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Astronaut

Age: 54

Birthplace: Burlington, Iowa

James, Jimmy or Jim Kelly may refer to:
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Charles L. Veach is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Astronaut, Fighter pilot

Age: Dec. at 51 (1944-1995)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Charles Lacy Veach (September 18, 1944 – October 3, 1995) was a USAF fighter pilot and NASA astronaut.
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Lance Sijan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Pilot, Soldier, Military Officer

Age: Dec. at 26 (1942-1968)

Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Lance Peter Sijan (April 13, 1942 – January 22, 1968) was a United States Air Force officer and fighter pilot. On March 4, 1976, he posthumously received the Medal of Honor, the United States' ...more
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Justin Olsen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Bobsleigher, Athlete

Age: 31

Birthplace: Texas

Justin Bradley Olsen (born April 16, 1987) 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 ...more
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Kevin P. Chilton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni
Astronaut

Age: 64

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Kevin Patrick "Chilli" Chilton (born November 3, 1954) is an American mechanical engineer, and former United States Air Force four-star General and test pilot. His last assignment was ...more