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An alumnus of the SIU aviation program is helping train Naval warfighters

Navy Lt. John Adolf standing in a hangar with arms folded
Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Anna-Liesa Hussey
Navy Lt. John Adolf

A graduate of the highly regarded SIU-Carbondale aviation management program is serving with the next generation of U.S. Naval aviation warfighters.

The Navy Office of Community Outreach reports Lt. John Adolf serves as an instructor pilot assigned to a U.S. Navy strike jet training squadron located at Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas. Adolf graduated from SIU in 2019. He joined the Navy four years ago.

Students must complete many phases of flight training to graduate, including aviation preflight indoctrination, primary flight training and advanced flight training. After successfully completing the rigorous program, naval aviators earn their coveted “Wings of Gold.”

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