Wentworth Cadets Receive Appointment to Air Force Academy

Freshman Cadets White and Wilde Selected to USAFA

FalconsWentworth Military Academy recently announced that two college freshmen have been selected to attend the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) in Colorado.

Cadets Courtland White, of Grand Prairie, Texas and Joe Wilde, of Maplewood, Minnesota, have received appointments to attend the USAFA beginning next fall.

The United States Air Force Academy is a military school for officer candidates for the United States Air Force and was founded in 1954. Its campus is located north of Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado.

It is extremely difficult to be selected to the USAFA. According to their website, in 2010, the acceptance rate was 11% and those numbers have decreased since then due to budget constraints.

Cadet Courtland White lettered as a college soccer player and Cadet Joe Wilde lettered in college cross country.

Wentworth College is one of eight institutions selected by the Falcon Foundation to offer the United States Air Force Academy Falcon program. For over 20 consecutive years, 100% of Wentworth Falcons have earned appointments to the Academy. As a Wentworth Falcon, cadets experience an exciting immersion into an integrated academic, military leadership, physical, and character development training program.

Colonel Tim Casey, USA (Ret.), Wentworth Military Academy and College Academic Dean has been very impressed with this group of cadets.

“This year’s Falcon Cadets were especially talented,” said Col. Casey. “They, both, lettered in an intercollegiate sport, achieved the College academic President’s list, and received their appointments to the USAFA early.”

Both cadets will report to the United States Air Force Academy this summer.