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


May 26, 2023

On Could 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 initially 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 initially 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 becoming an fantastic aircraft maintainer by displaying the core values of the Air Force. He very best exemplifies the core worth service just before self. Fowler’s top rated priority is making certain the mission is effective.” 

2d Lt. Kaleigh Moss salutes Employees Sgt. John Fowler through the Air Force ROTC Detachment 915 commissioning ceremony on Could 12. 

Moss’s twin brother, also a Could 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 identical 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 website traffic 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 stated.

When it comes to inspiring students who will adhere to in her footsteps, Moss shares some wisdom.

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

Study much more about 2d Lt. Moss and her field placement with Girls on the Run and stop by the College of Public Health’s web-site to study much more about its undergraduate applications.  


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