2021 Commitment Dinner

With the cadet wing all back, the summer sessions a wrap and the academic year starting tomorrow, it was time for the Class of 2021 Commitment Dinner.

Commitment Dinner for the second class takes place at the start of the fall semester. Once the cadets return to the Academy for their second class year, they incur the financial or active duty "commitment" for their education if they depart the Academy prior to graduation. Members of the Legacy Class (1971) were invited to attend the Commitment dinner to celebrate with the second-class cadets.

This year’s guest speaker was Joseph A. Personett USAFA Class of 1969. His assignments: 1. Student, undergraduate pilot training in the T-41, T-37, at Randolph AFB, Tx. 2. Aircraft and functional check flight copilot in T-29 at Osan AB, ROK. 3. Tactical air system specialist at Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV) HQ in Siagon; Aircraft Commander in OV-10 at Danang AB, RVN.

His Major Awards and Decoration:

-Air Force Cross

-Distinguished Flying Cross with 3 oak leaf clusters

-Purple Heart

-Air Medal with 4 oak clusters

-Joint Service Commendation Medal

-RVN Gallanrty Cross with Palm

-Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Mr. Personett shared stories and personal experiences from his illustrious career in the Air Force.




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2021 Commitment Dinner