UK Honors Gatton Student Veteran Jon Wuerzburger

Posted: February 28, 2017

Jon Wuerzburger knew since the age of eight that he wanted to serve in the United States Air Force. But he also aspired to one day become a Wildcat because of family ties back in Kentucky. After serving as an aircraft mechanic and the youngest C-17 flying crew chief in the Air Force, he decided to pursue his higher education goals at the University of Kentucky as a management major in the Gatton College of Business and Economics.

"I loved the job I was in, but I've always had a dream of becoming a pilot in the Air Force and I knew that in order to become a pilot, I needed to focus all of my attention on my academics," Wuerzburger said.

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