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On Might 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 1st salute throughout the commissioning ceremony, held by the Air Force ROTC Detachment 915, was to the individual who served as her mentor throughout her time as an enlisted member at the 911th Airlift Wing in Pittsburgh.

“My 1st 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 becoming an superb aircraft maintainer by displaying the core values of the Air Force. He very best exemplifies the core worth service prior to self. Fowler’s leading priority is making sure the mission is profitable.” 

2d Lt. Kaleigh Moss salutes Employees Sgt. John Fowler throughout the Air Force ROTC Detachment 915 commissioning ceremony on Might 12. 

Moss’s twin brother, also a Might 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 similar day to get her B.S. in Public Well being, she’ll be operating as an airfield operation officer.

“I’ll be managing radar systems, climate systems, airfield upkeep and air visitors handle,” 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 comply with in her footsteps. 

“Talk to your teachers! All my professors have been great and supportive,” she stated. “They cannot support you if you do not communicate to them.”

Study a lot more about 2d Lt. Moss and her field placement with Girls on the Run and pay a visit to the College of Public Health’s web site to discover a lot more about its undergraduate applications.  


Get in touch with: Nikky Luna, Director of Advertising and marketing and Communications
WVU College of Public Well being


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