Public Wellness graduate commissioned as U.S. Air Force Second Lieutenant | College of Public Wellness

On May possibly 12, Kaleigh Moss, Class of 2023 graduate of the West Virginia University College of Public Wellness, was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force, along with 15 fellow cadets. 

Her initial salute for the duration of the commissioning ceremony, held by the Air Force ROTC Detachment 915, was to the particular person who served as her mentor for the duration of her time as an enlisted member at the 911th Airlift Wing in Pittsburgh.

“My initial 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 exceptional aircraft maintainer by displaying the core values of the Air Force. He most effective exemplifies the core worth service prior to self. Fowler’s best priority is guaranteeing the mission is profitable.” 

2d Lt. Kaleigh Moss salutes Employees Sgt. John Fowler for the duration of the Air Force ROTC Detachment 915 commissioning ceremony on May possibly 12. 

Moss’s twin brother, also a May possibly 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 obtain her B.S. in Public Wellness, she’ll be operating as an airfield operation officer.

“I’ll be managing radar systems, climate systems, airfield upkeep and air site visitors manage,” she explained.

Alongside her new assignment, she also plans to continue her education, crediting Steve Davis, associate professor in Wellness Policy, Management and Leadership, for her selection.

“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 inspiring students who will stick to in her footsteps, Moss shares some wisdom.

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

Discover far 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 site to study far more about its undergraduate applications.  


Speak to: Nikky Luna, Director of Advertising and marketing and Communications
WVU College of Public Wellness


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