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For three decades, the Gathering of Eagles program has brought distinguished air, space, and cyberspace leaders and legends from around the world to Air University ensuring Eagles’ living histories and lessons learned are carried forward by the world’s future military and civilian leadership. Visit the Gathering of Eagles Foundation.
Gen. Kevin Chilton and former United States Air Force four-star General and test pilot. His last assignment was as Commander, U.S. Strategic Command from October 3, 2007 to January 28, 2011.Chilton was selected by Air University students in 2019 as part of their Air Command and Staff College studies as an "Eagle," which includes a visit by students and experience visiting Air University.
Col. Merryl Tengesdal is the first and only African American woman to fly the United States Air Force's U-2 spy plane which is used for specialized high-altitude reconnaissance missions. Tengesdal was selected by Air University students in 2019 as part of their Air Command and Staff College studies as an "Eagle," which includes a visit by students and experience visiting Air University.
Senior Master Sgt. Thomas Case is an Air Force Tactical Air Control Party member who has earned two Silver Stars. Case was selected by Air University students in 2019 as part of their Air Command and Staff College studies as an "Eagle," which includes a visit by students and experience visiting Air University.
Col. Carlyle Harris is a former F-105 Thunderchief pilot who was a POW during the Vietnam War. Harris was selected by Air University students in 2019 as part of their Air Command and Staff College studies as an "Eagle," which includes a visit by students and experience visiting Air University.
Until retiring in 2011, Lt. Gen. Frank Klotz was a United States Air Force Lieutenant General who last served as the commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. Klotz was selected by Air University students in 2019 as part of their Air Command and Staff College studies as an "Eagle," which includes a visit by students and experience visiting Air University.
Col. Walter Watson Jr. is a former Airman who flew the SR-71 aircraft. Watson was selected by Air University students in 2019 as part of their Air Command and Staff College studies as an "Eagle," which includes a visit by students and experience visiting Air University.
Col. William Mol, a retired Airman with almost 400 combat sorties, flew one of the first fighter aircraft crossing the Pacific Ocean missions. Mol was selected by Air University students in 2019 as part of their Air Command and Staff College studies as an "Eagle," which includes a visit by students and experience visiting Air University.
CMSgt (ret.) Don Beasley, USAF Pararescueman. Recognized with the Distinguished Flying Cross, Chief Beasley accumulated almost 10,000 flight hours and 500 parachute jumps over his distinguished 31-year career. Beasley was selected by Air University students in 2019 as part of their Air Command and Staff College studies as an "Eagle," which includes a visit by students and experience visiting Air University.
Abraham Karem is an aerospace engineer who is a pioneer in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology. Karem was selected by Air University students in 2019 as part of their Air Command and Staff College studies as an "Eagle," which includes a visit by students and experience visiting Air University.