DoD Skillbridge Fellow

Justin Rufa

Justin, a 2002 US Air Force Academy graduate, has served on Active Duty in the Air Force for over 19 years as a developmental engineer.   During his time in the Air Force he held leadership positions in engineering, program management, and higher education ranging from Executive Officer to Director as well as serving on the Air Force Academy Mathematical Sciences faculty.   While in the Air Force he earned a Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology, a Master of Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and a doctorate in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan.  He advocates for veterans and their higher education so that they may experience the same transformative power of higher education that has propelled him and his family to fulfilling and meaningful careers serving others.