May 30, 2024

1st LT Roslyn (Roz) Schulte

1st Lt. Roslyn L. Schulte1st LT Roslyn (Roz) Schulte, the first female Air Force Academy graduate to die in support of Operating Enduring Freedom, was born on March 18, 1984, and died on May 20, 2009, when the car in which she was riding was hit by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. A native ofSt. Louis,MO, she graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy with academic and military honors in 2006. While at the Academy, Roz was selected as Wing Superintendent and as Group Commander, top leadership positions at the Academy. A high school All-American lacrosse player, she captained theAirForceAcademy’s womens’ lacrosse team. After graduating from the Academy, LT Schulte entered training as an Intelligence Officer at Goodfellow AFB inSan Angelo,TX. After completion of Intel training, she was assigned to Headquarters Pacific Air Force (OACAF) at Hickam AFB,Honolulu.

LT Schulte volunteered for deployment toAfghanistanand was assigned to the Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan CJ2 (CSTC-A) atCampEggers,Kabul,Afghanistan, in Feb. 2009. Roz mentored the Afghan military in intelligence gathering and interpretation and assisted with humanitarian efforts. She was en route to a joint task force intelligence conference outside of Kabul when she was killed. In addition to the Bronze Star and Purple Heart, LT Schulte was awarded the Air Force Combat Action Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, NATO Medal and Afghan Campaign Medal. She is survived by her parents, Bob and Susie Schulte, and her brother, Todd Schulte.

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