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Famous United States Air Force Academy Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 21.3k views221 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?”
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  • 1
    Reichen Lehmkuhl

    Reichen Lehmkuhl

    Model, Actor

    Age46

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, USA

    Reichen Kuhl, (born Richard Allen Lehmkuhl; December 26, 1973) is a lawyer, an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Eric Boe

    Eric Boe

    Astronaut, Fighter pilot

    Age56

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    Eric Allen Boe (born October 1, 1964) is a United States Air Force fighter pilot Colonel, test... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    James Dutton

    James Dutton

    Pilot, Astronaut

    Age51

    BirthplaceEugene, Oregon

    James Patrick "Mash" Dutton, Jr. (born November 20, 1968) is a NASA astronaut pilot of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Brian Duffy

    Brian Duffy

    Astronaut

    Age67

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    Brian Duffy (born June 20, 1953, Boston, Massachusetts) is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Curtis Brown

    Curtis Brown

    Astronaut

    Age64

    BirthplaceElizabethtown, North Carolina

    Curtis Lee "Curt" Brown Jr. (born March 11, 1956) is a former NASA astronaut and retired... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Gregory H. Johnson

    Age58

    BirthplaceSouth Ruislip, United Kingdom

    Gregory Harold "Box" Johnson (born May 12, 1962) is a British-Born NASA astronaut and a... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Guy Gardner

    Guy Gardner

    Astronaut

    Age72

    BirthplaceAltavista, Virginia

    Guy Spence Gardner (born January 6, 1948) is a United States Air Force officer and a former... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Loren Shriver

    Loren Shriver

    Astronaut

    Age76

    BirthplaceJefferson, Iowa

    Loren James Shriver (born September 23, 1944) is a former NASA astronaut, aviator, and a... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Michael J. Bloomfield

    Michael J. Bloomfield

    Astronaut, Athlete

    Age61

    BirthplaceFlint, Michigan

    Michael John "Bloomer" Bloomfield (born March 16, 1959) is an American former astronaut and a... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Mark C. Lee

    Mark C. Lee

    Pilot, Astronaut

    Age68

    BirthplaceViroqua, Wisconsin

    Mark Charles Lee USAF Colonel, (born August 14, 1952) is a former NASA astronaut who flew on... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    John Casper

    John Casper

    Astronaut

    Age77

    BirthplaceGreenville, South Carolina

    John Howard Casper (born July 9, 1943) is an American astronaut and United States Air Force... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Gary Payton

    Gary Payton

    Pilot, Astronaut

    Age72

    BirthplaceRock Island, Illinois

    Colonel Gary Eugene Payton, USAF, (born June 20, 1948) is an American astronaut, and worked as... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    B. Alvin Drew

    B. Alvin Drew

    Astronaut

    Age57

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Colonel Benjamin Alvin Drew (born November 5, 1962) is a United States Air Force officer and a... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Richard A. Searfoss

    Richard A. Searfoss

    Astronaut, Actor

    Age64

    BirthplaceMount Clemens, Michigan, United States of America

    Richard Alan Searfoss (June 5, 1956 – September 29, 2018) was an American aviator who was... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Sidney M. Gutierrez
    Sidney McNeill Gutierrez (Colonel, USAF, Ret.) (born June 27, 1951), is a former NASA... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Jody Powell
    Joseph Lester "Jody" Powell, Jr. (September 30, 1943 – September 14, 2009) was White House... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Grady Booch

    Grady Booch

    Software Engineer, Computer scientist

    Age65

    BirthplaceTexas

    Grady Booch (born February 27, 1955) is an American software engineer, best known for... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    William A. Pailes

    William A. Pailes

    Astronaut, Computer scientist

    Age68

    BirthplaceHackensack, New Jersey

    William Arthur Pailes (Colonel, USAF) (born June 26, 1952) was a USAF astronaut in the Manned... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Steven Lindsey

    Steven Lindsey

    Astronaut, Fighter pilot

    Age60

    BirthplaceArcadia, California

    Steven Wayne Lindsey (born August 24, 1960) is a retired U.S. Air Force officer and NASA... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    John E. Blaha

    John E. Blaha

    Astronaut, Fighter pilot

    Age78

    BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas

    John Elmer Blaha (born August 26, 1942, in San Antonio, Texas) is a retired United States Air... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    James M. Kelly

    Age56

    BirthplaceBurlington, Iowa

    James, Jimmy or Jim Kelly may refer to:
  • 22
    Charles L. Veach

    Charles L. Veach

    Astronaut, Fighter pilot

    AgeDec. at 51 (1944-1995)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Charles Lacy Veach (September 18, 1944 – October 3, 1995) was a USAF fighter pilot and NASA... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Lance Sijan

    Lance Sijan

    Pilot, Soldier

    AgeDec. at 26 (1942-1968)

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin

    Lance Peter Sijan (April 13, 1942 – January 22, 1968) was a United States Air Force officer... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Justin Olsen

    Justin Olsen

    Bobsleigher, Athlete

    Age33

    BirthplaceTexas

    Justin Bradley Olsen (born April 16, 1987) is an American bobsledder who has competed since... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Kevin P. Chilton

    Age65

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Kevin Patrick "Chilli" Chilton (born November 3, 1954) is an American mechanical engineer, and... more on Wikipedia