39 Notable alumni of
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach is 1379th in the world, 492nd in North America, and 462nd in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 39 notable alumni from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Michael Durant

    Michael Durant
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    entrepreneurhelicopter pilotwriter
    Biography

    Michael J. Durant is an American politician, businessman, former pilot, and author. He is best known for his role in the "Black Hawk Down" incident while serving as a U.S. Army pilot. He is a candidate in the Republican primary for the 2022 United States Senate election in Alabama.

  2. Scott O'Grady

    Scott O'Grady
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    military officeraircraft pilot
    Biography

    Scott Francis O'Grady is a former United States Air Force fighter pilot. On June 2, 1995, he was shot down over Bosnia and Herzegovina by a 2K12 Kub mobile SAM launcher and forced to eject from his F-16C into hostile territory. Marines from heavy-helicopter squadron HMH-464 and the 24 MEU(SOC) eventually rescued O'Grady after nearly a week of his evading the Bosnian Serbs. He was previously involved in the Banja Luka incident where he fired upon six enemy aircraft. The 2001 film Behind Enemy Lines is loosely based upon his experiences.

  3. Jake Pavelka

    Jake Pavelka
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    aircraft pilotengineeraerospace engineermodelAmerican football player
    Biography

    Jacob Lynn "Jake" Pavelka is an American television personality, pilot, actor, and model who appeared on six reality TV programs, most notably The Bachelor.

  4. Jerry Doyle

    Jerry Doyle
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-2016 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    politicianvoice actorfilm actorradio personalityactor
    Biography

    Jerry Doyle was an American talk radio host, right-libertarian political commentator, television actor and founder of the content platform EpicTimes. His nationally syndicated talk show, The Jerry Doyle Show, aired throughout the United States on Talk Radio Network. As an actor, Doyle was best known as security chief Michael Garibaldi in the science fiction series Babylon 5 (1994–1998).

  5. Charles Q. Brown Jr

    Charles Q. Brown Jr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Charles Quinton Brown Jr. is a United States Air Force four-star general who serves as the 22nd chief of staff of the Air Force. He is the first African American to be appointed as chief of staff and the first African American to lead any branch of the United States Armed Forces. Brown assumed office from Gen. David L. Goldfein, who had served as chief of staff since 2016, in a ceremony at Joint Base Andrews on 6 August 2020.

  6. Nicole Stott

    Nicole Stott
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Enrolled in Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach
    In 1987 graduated with Bachelor of Science
    Occupations
    engineerastronaut
    Biography

    Nicole Marie Passonno Stott is an American engineer and a retired NASA astronaut. She served as a Flight Engineer on ISS Expedition 20 and Expedition 21 and was a Mission Specialist on STS-128 and STS-133. After 27 years of working at NASA, the space agency announced her retirement effective June 1, 2015. She is married to Christopher Stott, a Manx-born American space entrepreneur.

  7. Greg Feith

    Greg Feith
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    Gregory Allen "Greg" Feith is an American former Senior Air Safety Investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board. He currently works as a consultant on aviation safety and security matters in the private sector, and as the aviation expert for NBC and MSNBC. He also serves as the technical advisor in a number of television programs such as Mayday (also known as Air Disasters in the United States and Air Crash Investigation in other parts of the world), Seconds From Disaster, and Why Planes Crash while maintaining a busy speaking schedule.

  8. JoAnne S. Bass

    JoAnne S. Bass
    Enrolled in Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach
    Graduated with Bachelor of Science
    Occupations
    enlisted military personnel
    Biography

    JoAnne S. Bass is a senior noncommissioned officer in the United States Air Force and the nineteenth Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force. She became the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, and the first female to hold the highest senior enlisted rank in any United States military branch, on August 14, 2020, having been selected for the position on June 19. She is also the first person of Asian-American descent to hold the highest senior enlisted position in the Air Force. At the time of her selection, she was the Second Air Force's Command Chief Master Sergeant at Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi, which she had reported to in July 2018. Air Force News reported "incoming Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown said Bass brings skills, temperament and experience that the job requires and an outlook on leadership that meshes with his own", and that he "could not be more excited to work side-by-side with Chief Bass."

  9. Terry W. Virts

    Terry W. Virts
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    astronautTrekkiemilitary officer
    Biography

    Terry W. Virts is a retired NASA astronaut, International Space Station Commander and colonel in the United States Air Force.

  10. Vicente González

    Vicente González
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Enrolled in Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach
    In 1992 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Vicente Gonzalez Jr. is an American lawyer and politician serving as the United States representative for Texas's 15th congressional district since 2017. He is a member of the Democratic Party. His district includes a narrow ribbon of South Texas stretching from San Antonio's outer suburbs to the Rio Grande Valley, and includes Brooks, Duval, Guadalupe, Jim Hogg, Karnes, and Live Oak counties, and parts of Hidalgo and Wilson counties.

  11. Darren W. McDew

    Darren W. McDew
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Enrolled in Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach
    Graduated with Master of Science
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Darren Wayne McDew is a retired United States Air Force general who served as the Commander of United States Transportation Command at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. His previous senior command positions include Commander of Air Mobility Command as a general and Commander, Eighteenth Air Force (18AF) as a lieutenant general. In March, 2019, soon after General McDew's retirement, United States Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao named him as Co-Chair of the Special Committee to Review the Federal Aviation Administration's Aircraft Certification Process. According to a letter from Secretary Chao, the Special Committee is "specifically tasked to review the 737 MAX 800 certification process from 2012 to 2017."

  12. Erik Lindbergh

    Erik Lindbergh
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    aircraft pilotartistadventurerorator
    Biography

    Erik Robbins Lindbergh is an American aviator, adventurer, and artist. He is the grandson of pioneering aviator Charles Lindbergh, the first person to fly non-stop and solo between New York and Paris in 1927. In 2002, Erik Lindbergh honored the 75th anniversary of his grandfather's historic flight by retracing the journey in a single-engine Lancair aircraft. The journey was documented by the History Channel, raised over one million dollars for three charities, garnered half a billion media impressions for the X PRIZE Foundation and helped to jump-start the private Spaceflight industry. The flight prompted a call from United States President George W. Bush for inspiring the country after the tragedy of September 11.

  13. Daniel C. Burbank

    Daniel C. Burbank
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    astronautengineermilitary officer
    Biography

    Daniel Christopher Burbank is a retired American astronaut and a veteran of two Space Shuttle missions. Burbank, a Captain in the United States Coast Guard, is the second Coast Guard astronaut after Bruce Melnick.

  14. Jeffrey L. Harrigian

    Jeffrey L. Harrigian
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Jeffrey Lee Harrigian is a United States Air Force general and the commander of United States Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa. He concurrently serves as the commander of Allied Air Command and director of the Joint Air Power Competence Center. He previously served as deputy commander and as commander of United States Air Forces Central Command. Raised in Sparks, Nevada, he graduated from the United States Air Force Academy with a degree in International Affairs and was commissioned in 1985. He assumed his current assignment on May 1, 2019.

  15. Timothy Ray

    Timothy Ray
    Occupations
    military leader
    Biography

    Timothy Michael Ray is a retired United States Air Force general who last served as the commander of Air Force Global Strike Command from August 21, 2018 to August 27, 2021. He concurrently served as the commander of Air Forces Strategic – Air, United States Strategic Command. His two previous assignments were as the Deputy Commander, United States European Command, and as the Commander, Third Air Force. He previously served as the director of global power programs in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Headquarters United States Air Force, Washington, D.C.

  16. Susan Kilrain

    Susan Kilrain
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    United States Naval Aviatorastronautengineertest pilot
    Biography

    Susan Kilrain is an American engineer, a former United States Navy officer, and a former NASA astronaut.

  17. Alvin Drew

    Alvin Drew
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    military officerastronaut
    Biography

    Colonel Benjamin Alvin Drew is a United States Air Force officer and a former NASA astronaut. He has been on two spaceflights; the first was the Space Shuttle mission STS-118 to the International Space Station, in August 2007. Drew's second spaceflight took place in March 2011 on STS-133, another mission to the International Space Station. STS-133 was Space Shuttle Discovery's final mission. Drew took part in two spacewalks while docked to the station. Drew was the final African-American to fly on board a Space Shuttle, as the final two Space Shuttle missions, STS-134 and STS-135, had no African-American crew members.

  18. Joshua Kutryk

    Joshua Kutryk
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    astronautengineertest pilotairman
    Biography

    Joshua Kutryk is a Canadian astronaut, engineer, and pilot. He was selected by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) as one of the two members (the other one being Jenni Sidey) of the 2017 CSA group.

  19. Ronald J. Garan

    Ronald J. Garan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    military officerastronautengineerfighter pilot
    Biography

    Ronald John Garan Jr. is a retired NASA astronaut. After graduating from State University of New York College at Oneonta in 1982, he joined the Air Force, becoming a Second Lieutenant in 1984. He became an F-16 pilot, and flew combat missions in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Before becoming an astronaut he was the Operations Officer of the 40th Flight Test Squadron (FTS). He first flew in space as a Mission Specialist on the May 2008 STS-124 mission to the International Space Station (ISS). He returned to ISS on April 4, 2011, for a six-month stay as a member of Expedition 27.

  20. Merryl Tengesdal

    Merryl Tengesdal
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    military officerhelicopter pilot
    Biography

    Merryl Tengesdal is an American retired career military officer who is the first and only African-American woman to fly the United States Air Force's U-2 spy plane. It is used for specialized high-altitude reconnaissance missions.

  21. Margaret H. Woodward

    Margaret H. Woodward
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Margaret H. Woodward is an American former military officer and major general in the United States Air Force.

  22. Robert L. Sumwalt

    Robert L. Sumwalt
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    aircraft pilot
    Biography

    Robert Llewellyn Sumwalt III is an American academic, aviator, government official and writer. He was a board member of the National Transportation Safety Board for over 15 years, from August 2006 to June 30, 2021, serving as the agency's chairman from 2017 to 2021.

  23. Moriba Jah

    Moriba Jah
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    aerospace engineerengineer
    Biography

    Moriba Kemessia Jah is an American space scientist, aerospace engineer and space environmentalist specializing in orbit determination and prediction, especially as related to space situational awareness and space traffic monitoring. He is currently an associate professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Texas at Austin. Jah previously worked as a spacecraft navigator at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he was a navigator for the Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Odyssey, Mars Express, Mars Exploration Rover, and his last mission was the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. He is a Fellow of the American Astronautical Society, the Air Force Research Laboratory, the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety and, the Royal Astronomical Society. Jah was also selected into the 10th anniversary class of TED Fellows. He also was selected into the AIAA class of Fellows and Honorary Fellows in the year of the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11. The AIAA "confers the distinction of Fellow upon individuals in recognition of their notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences or technology of aeronautics and astronautics."

  24. Amber S. Gell

    Amber S. Gell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    aerospace engineer
    Biography

    Amber S. Gell is an American engineer, scientist, and STEM education advocate who specializes in human performance in extreme environments. A Milwaukee, Wisconsin native, she currently works for Lockheed Martin as a Program Manager. She has won awards for her accomplishments in space systems and educational outreach, including the 2010 Early Career Rotary National Award for Space Achievement and the 2013 Adler Planetarium Women in Space Science Award. She has a degree in aerospace engineering and business, and physiology, and is also a certified group fitness instructor, Wilderness First Responder (WFR), Master Scuba Diver. Amber is also a member of the Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University Mathematics Industry Advisory Board and the Commercial Space Operations Industry Advisory Board.

  25. Jack Weinstein

    Jack Weinstein
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Jack Weinstein is a retired lieutenant general in the United States Air Force. His final post was as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration, Headquarters U. S. Air Force, Washington D.C. In this capacity, Weinstein was responsible to the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force for focus on Nuclear Deterrence Operations. Previously he was Commander, Twentieth Air Force, part of the Air Force Global Strike Command, and Commander, Task Force 214, part of the U.S. Strategic Command, at Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, in Wyoming.

  26. Fred Strahorn

    Fred Strahorn
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Frederick W. Strahorn is an American Democratic politician who served in the Ohio House of Representatives, representing the 39th District, which consists of much of Dayton, Ohio. He served as the Minority Leader for the 131st Ohio General Assembly and 132nd Ohio General Assembly.

  27. Alvin B. Jackson

    Alvin B. Jackson
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Alvin B. Jackson is a former Republican Senator for Utah State's 14th district. He was appointed by Governor Gary Herbert to fill a vacant seat caused by the resignation of John Valentine, who resigned to head the Utah Tax Commission. He resigned in July 2016 to take a job out of state, and was replaced by another appointee, Daniel Hemmert.

  28. John Currier

    John Currier
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-2020 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Vice Admiral John P. Currier was the 28th Vice Commandant of the United States Coast Guard. He assumed the position from Vice Admiral Sally Brice-O'Hara on May 18, 2012 and was relieved on May 20, 2014 by Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger.

  29. Kraig Paulsen

    Kraig Paulsen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    politicianspeaker
    Biography

    Kraig Paulsen is an American attorney and politician who served as a member of the Iowa House of Representatives from 2003 to 2017 and as speaker of the Iowa House of Representatives from 2011 to 2015.

  30. John Ragan

    John Ragan
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    military officerpolitician
    Biography

    John D. Ragan Jr. is a Republican member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, for the 33rd District, encompassing parts of Anderson County, Tennessee.

  31. Anthony J. Rock

    Anthony J. Rock
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    military leader
    Biography

    Anthony James Rock is a lieutenant general of the U.S. Air Force and last served as the Inspector General of the Air Force assigned within the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C.

  32. Gregory A. Biscone

    Gregory A. Biscone
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Gregory A. Biscone is a retired lieutenant general of the U.S. Air Force. He last served as the Inspector General of the Air Force assigned within the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. and retired on 1 July 2016.

  33. Domingo DeGrazia

    Domingo DeGrazia
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Domingo DeGrazia is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Arizona House of Representatives representing District 10 since January 14, 2019. DeGrazia was elected in 2018, defeating incumbent Republican State Representative Todd Clodfelter. DeGrazia is a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians through his mother. DeGrazia's father is Southwestern artist Ettore DeGrazia.

  34. John I. Pray

    John I. Pray
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Enrolled in Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach
    Graduated with Master of Science in aeronautical science
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    John Irving Pray Jr., Brig Gen, USAF is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Operation Homefront. He was appointed to the position on May 18, 2015. Prior to joining Operation Homefront, he was the Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff for the USO.

  35. Robertus Remkes

    Robertus Remkes
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Major General Robertus Carolus Nicolaa Remkes is Director, Strategy, Policy and Assessments, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany. As Director of Strategy, Plans and Policy, he is responsible for formulation and staff direction of the execution of basic military and political policy, as well as planning for command activities involving relations with other U.S. Unified Commands, allied military and international military organizations and subordinate commands. He also serves as Director of Capabilities and Assessments. In this capacity he is responsible for the development of force structure requirements; conducting studies, analyses and assessments; and for evaluating military forces, plans, programs and strategies.

  36. Jeffrey B. Cashman

    Jeffrey B. Cashman
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Jeffrey B. Cashman is a brigadier general in the Air National Guard.

  37. Donna L. Cottrell

    Donna L. Cottrell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Enrolled in Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach
    Graduated with Master of Science in aeronautical science
    Occupations
    military officerhelicopter pilot
    Biography

    Donna L. Cottrell is a retired United States Coast Guard rear admiral who last served as the Coast Guard District 9 Commander. In this role, she served as the senior Commander for the Great Lakes and Saint Lawrence Seaway, an area that covers eight states. The Area of Operations for the command accumulates over 6,700 miles of shoreline and 1,500 miles of international shoreline with Canada. In addition, she previously oversaw the service level command, Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron out of Jacksonville, FL.

  38. Richard D. Heinz

    Richard D. Heinz
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Enrolled in Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach
    Graduated with Master of Business Administration
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Richard Duke Heinz is a United States Navy rear admiral who serves as the director of logistics of the United States European Command.

  39. Dan Carter

    Dan Carter
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Daniel E. Carter is an American politician from Connecticut. A Republican, he was elected to his first term in the Connecticut House of Representatives in November 2010, representing the state's second district in Bethel, Danbury and Redding. Following redistricting, in 2012 Newtown was added to the second district when Carter won a second term. He was the Republican Party nominee in the 2016 U.S. Senate election in Connecticut, losing to incumbent Democrat Richard Blumenthal.