Legacy

The North Texas Association of Air Force Academy Graduates was founded in 1979 under the mentorship of Tom McNeil, USMA '45 and MGen (ret) Ed Rafalko, USMA ‘45, with Jerry Smith, USAFA ‘62 serving as the first President. Since then, many Grads have served as President, Officers, Board Members and Committee Chairpersons, guiding our Chapter to being named “Distinguished Chapter” in every year the award has been presented.

Past Presidents Legacy Donors Gone But Not Forgotten
1980 Jerry Smith,  '62 Gerald L. Ahmann '63 Ed Rafalko '45 (USMA)
1981 Mike Gibbons,  '63 T. Lance Ammon '70 Tom McNeil '45 (USMA)
1982 B J Bjorklund,  '70 Rick R. Barton '71 Larry Jolly '59
1983 Bill Reemtsma,  '63 John D. Batchelor '68
Hal Brost '60
1984 Ron Hale,  '70 Richard Bjorklund '70 Jim Clark '60
1985 Manny Cardenas,  '64 Raymond E. Brannan '71 Mike Gibbons '63
1986 Jerry Ahmann,  '65 David F. Brigman '71 Bill Reemtsma '63
1987 Ron Schillereff,  '66 Laurence L. Casada '71 Wesley White '63
1988 Rick Barton,  '71 Sidney A. Cook '65 Robert Brost '66
1989 Lance Ammon,  '70 Robert A. Daly '68 Charlie Weinert '66
1990 Stephen Pruss,  '76 Michael F. Gibbons '63 Larry Ratliff '67
1991 John Quincy,  '70 Charles Hamm '52 (USMA) Bob Daley '68
1992 Jim Kuhn,  '63 Klem F. Kalberer '63 H Ownby '69
1993 H Ownby,  '69 James C. Kuhn '63 Mike Nishimuta '73
1994 Richard Fairlamb,  '61 Stephen P. Muller '64 Rich Estes '74
1995 Glen Shaffer,  '63 H. Ownby '69 Jim Dolan '76
1996 John Kuenzel,  '60 Edmund Rafalko '45 (USMA) Bob Preissinger '76
1997 Jeff Wilson,  '80 Michael K. Rambo '97 Vince Wilcox '78
1998 John Dallas,  '79 William Reemtsma '63 Rory Shrum '90
1999 Frank Moore,  '68 Jerry L.Smith '62 MIke Schriever '97
2000 Bill Brandt,  '77 Thomas Stites '72 Michael Morales '99
2001 Randy Caraway,  '75 Steve Beaulieu '09
2002 Bob Pavelko,  '68 Mark Weber '11
2003 Buddy Lott,  '76 Tim Barber '20
2004 John Visser,  '77
2005 Ed Kirkham,  '78
2006-2007 Lev Prichard,   '89
2008-2009 Mike McGinnis,  '76
2010-2012 Kirk Bell,  '76
2013-2015 Mike Giles,  '67
2016-2020 Rick Wright,  '74