June 5, 2023 6:00 pm

On May possibly 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 initial salute through the commissioning ceremony, held by the Air Force ROTC Detachment 915, was to the individual who served as her mentor through 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 mentioned. “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 just before self. Fowler’s top rated priority is making sure the mission is profitable.” 

2d Lt. Kaleigh Moss salutes Employees Sgt. John Fowler through 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 very same day to obtain her B.S. in Public Well being, she’ll be functioning 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 selection.

“Dr. Steve Davis’ project management class has inspired me to pursue a master’s degree in project management at George Washington University,” Moss mentioned.

When it comes to doling out her personal inspiration, she shares the following wisdom with students set to adhere to in her footsteps. 

“Talk to your teachers! All my professors have been amazing and supportive,” she mentioned. “They cannot aid 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 stop by the College of Public Health’s site to understand far more about its undergraduate applications.  


Make contact with: Nikky Luna, Director of Advertising and marketing and Communications
WVU College of Public Well being
304.293.1699 nikky.luna@hsc.wvu.edu


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