List of Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University alumni

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Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University alumni Embry Riddle has a large pool of alumni ranging from high Military officials, Airline Business leaders, Intelligence Agency officials, White House Advisors to NASA Astronauts. Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University is the only accredited aviation-oriented university in the world.[1] The university offers bachelor's and master's degrees at two residential campuses and through Embry–Riddle Worldwide. Associate degrees and non-degree programs are also offered by Embry–Riddle Worldwide.


Astronaut Daniel Burbank
Astronaut Alvin Drew
Connally Edozien
28th Vice Commandant of USCG John Currier
Scott O'Grady (center)
Alumni Class[2] Notability
Garner Ted Aukerman 1989 Hollywood film and television professional stunt performer[3]
Stephanie Bellegarrigue 1993 Co-pilot of the 1999 LearJet crash that killed professional golfer Payne Stewart[4]
Robert Bellomy Former Air Force officer and Defense Intelligence Agency Chief of Defense Intelligence Operations Coordination Center.
Gregory A. Biscone 1993 United States Air Force Inspector General and Deputy Director of Operations at United States Central Command[5]
Kevin Bratcher ? A Republican Kentucky House of Representatives he is the House Majority Whip[6]
William Bridgette ? National Security Agency Deputy Chief Threat Intelligence
Daniel C. Burbank 1991 Astronaut and US Coast Guard Captain[7]
Dan Carter (politician) A Republican Connecticut House of Representatives[8]
Jeffrey B. Cashman 1996 Air National Guard Brigadier General[9]
Merton Cox III 1999 Deputy Director, Department of Homeland Security, Joint Task Force East. Director of Operations (SES), Office of Air and Marine.
John Currier 1998 US Coast Guard Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard[10]
Kevin Davis 1996 US Navy Lieutenant Commander, Top Gun graduate, and former F/A-18 Blue Angels Pilot[11]
Stephen L. Davis 1997 US Air Force Brigadier General,Director of Global Operations, U.S. Strategic Command[12]
Benjamin Alvin Drew 1995 Astronaut;US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel[13]
Glen Doherty Navy SEAL killed in 2012 Benghazi Attack working for a contracted CIA group.[14]
Jerry Doyle
Nationally syndicated talk show host, television actor and founder of the content platform EpicTimes. [15]
Peter F. Dumont 1990, 2003, 2018 Retired Navy Air Traffic Controller. President & CEO Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA)
Michael Durant 1995 US Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 helicopter pilot shot down and taken prisoner during the Battle of Mogadishu, recounted by the film Black Hawk Down; awarded the POW Medal, Purple Heart, Bronze Star and three times the Distinguished Flying Cross[16]
Katherine Ebbs 2015 Australian soccer player[17]
Connally Edozien 2001 Nigerian football player who currently plays for the Carolina RailHawks FC[18]
Carol Elliot 1984 U.S. Air Force, Brigadier General, Vice commander of Air Intelligence Agency. Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations.[19]
Feith, Greg 1996 Retired Senior Air Safety Investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board[20]
David Floyd 1995 Kentucky House of Representatives republican member[21]
Craig Fugate
Former Administrator of Federal Emergency Management Agency [22]
Ronald J. Garan, Jr. 1995 Astronaut and US Air Force Colonel[23]
James Hagedorn 1979 Chairman and CEO of Scotts Miracle-Gro and former F-16 fighter pilot[24]
Hubert C. Hegtvedt 1997 U.S. Air Force Major General, Deputy Director for Global Policy and Partnerships, at The Pentagon.
Peter Hermes Director, National Air Security Operations Center (NASOC)United States Customs and Border Protection. Operational Manager of the first application of an unmanned aerial vehicle in airborne law enforcement.[25]
Timothy Holland 1983 Operations Director/Radio Personality 103.3/95.9 Earth FM WRTH
Alvin B. Jackson ? Utah Senator, father of NBA player Frank Jackson
Jackson, James 1990 Lieutenant General in the United States Air Force and Chief of Air Force Reserve Command[26]
Jah, Moriba 1999 American astrodynamicist and associate professor of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics at The University of Texas at Austin. A former spacecraft navigator for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA, he served on Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Odyssey and Mars Express (joint mission with European Space Agency).[27] He is a Distinguished Scholar at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law.[28]
Brent A. Jones Politician Nevada Assembly member, lawyer, and CEO of Affinity Lifestyles
Janis Karpinski ? US Army, former Brigadier General[29]
Joshua Kutryk 2009 Canadian Astronaut with Canadian Space Agency and Royal Canadian Air Force Lt. Colonel[30]
Susan Kilrain 1982 Astronaut and Navy Commander[31]
Irene Leverton Flight Classes She was a aviation pioneer, a member of the Ninety-Nines. In 1961, she was selected for the Women in Space Program. Selected to be one of the Mercury 13 project women.[32]
Karen L. Magnussen 1997 RollerJam skater and a Junior Olympic speedskating title holder[33]
Todd J. McCubbin 2004 U.S. Air Force Brigadier General
Kelly McCarthy 1999 Montana House of Representatives[34]
Andrew P. McKeown 1995 US Army helicopter pilot, retired Senior Aviator, OH-58D (I) KW, founding member of TF-118 and recipient of numerous awards and decorations for service and valor in Operations Prime Chance and Earnest Will[35]
Nick Mingione 2000 University of Kentucky Wildcats baseball Head Coach[36]
Scott O'Grady 1989 US Air Force F-16 pilot who evaded capture after being shot down over Bosnia in 1995[37]
Hitesh Patel 1987 Executive Vice President, Kingfisher Airlines
Kraig Paulsen 1994 Iowa State Representative and minority whip[38]
John Ragan ? Tennessee House of Representatives and Chair of the National Conference of State Legislatures Nuclear Legislative Working Group
Fouad Mahoud Hasan Al Rabia 1988 Executive of Kuwait's national airline, was held prisoner extrajudicial detention at the Guantanamo Bay detainment camp without formal charges[39]
Robertus Remkes 1987 US Air Force Major General and Director of Strategy, Plans and Policy for the United States European Command[40]
Tom Reeder Wyoming House of Representatives
Zane C. Rowe 1991 Executive Vice President of VMware and former CFO of Continental Airline[41]
Fernando L. Ribas-Dominicci 1985 US Air Force Major, killed during Operation El Dorado Canyon[42]
Marc H. Sasseville 1996 U.S. Air Force Brigadier General, Chief, National Guard Bureau. Joint Chief of Staff member[43]
Fred Strahorn ? A Democrat Ohio House of Representatives Minority leader of 131st Ohio General Assembly
Keith J. Stalder 1994 United States Marine Corps Lieutenant General[44]
Cheryl Stearns 1985 Is an American skydiver. Stearns is noted for having won Bronze in Overall in Individual Style and Accuracy at the XXV World Parachuting Championships. She would go onto winning the gold medal in the category "Overall, Women" in 1978 and 1994[45]
Nicole P. Stott 1987 Astronaut[46]
John Strelecky ? Author
Thomas L. Tinsley 1984 U.S. Air Force Brigadier General, Commander of the 3rd Wing, F-15C test pilot[47]
Mark Tillman 1995 U.S. Air Force Colonel, Commanded Air Force One 2001-2009 under President George W. Bush he commanded Air Force One on September 11, 2001.


Terry W. Virts 1997 Astronaut and US Air Force Colonel[49]
Dave Wallace 1977 Member of the Arkansas House of Representatives for Mississippi County, Arkansas; decorated United States Army officer of the Vietnam War[50]
Patrice C. Washington 1982 First African-American captain of a major airline[51]
Brandon Webb (author)
Former Navy SEAL Sniper Course Head Instructor. Founder and CEO of Crate Club, and author.[52]
Jack Weinstein 1987 US Air Force Major General[53]
Louis M. Werdebach Department of Defense Deputy Chief of the Executive Support Office and Senior Defense Intelligence Expert of Cyber.
Robert E. Wheeler 1995 U.S. Air Force Brigadier General[54]
Daniel P. Woodward 1980 U.S. Air Force Brigadier General and pilot[55]
Lezlye Zupkus A Republican Connecticut House of Representatives[56]

Degree recipients[edit]

Thomas Patten Stafford
Honorary alumni Honorary degree received[2] Notability
Cho Yang-Ho 1998 Chairman and CEO of Korean Air[57]
Andrew P. Iosue 1983 Retired United States Air Force four-star general who served as Commander, Air Training Command (COMATC) from 1983 to 1986[58]
Lehman, William 1992 Former U.S. Congressman who attended Embry-Riddle as an aviation maintenance student[59]
Edgar Mitchell 1996 Astronaut and US Navy Captain[60]
Lloyd W. Newton 1997 Retired United States Air Force four-star general; served as Commander, Air Education and Training Command (COMAETC) from 1997 to 2000; first African-American pilot in the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds[61]
Thomas Patten Stafford 1970 Former astronaut and retired US Air Force Lieutenant General[62]
Steven F. Udvar-Házy 1998 Founder and CEO of International Lease Finance Corporation[63]

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