Phaelen Ann French graduated from the United States Air Force Academy and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force on May 23.
French graduated with a degree in legal studies and has been assigned to pilot training at Laughlin Air Force Base.
French was Group 4 Honor Corps chair and was named to the superintendent's list for academic, military and athletic honors. Part of a summer cultural assignment was spent in France working at the joint chiefs of staff with military and diplomatic attaché. She competed for the academy as a multi in the pentathlon and heptathlon earning eight athletic letters in track and field and cross country. She also achieved a gold rating in the German Military Proficiency test.
USN SEAL Lieutenant John Crossick (retired) presented the commission oath and U.S. Army First Sergeant John Lopez of Delta presented the first salute in a ceremony at the academy.
Phaelen received her bachelor of science degree from President Barack Obama during the graduation ceremony.
Phaelen is a 2008 graduate of Delta High School and is the daughter of Don and Beth French of Austin.blog comments powered by Disqus