• Larry D. James, deputy director of JPL, served in the U.S. Air Force for decades in a career that spanned a wide variety of space operations and acquisition assignments, including space shuttle payload specialist; Global Positioning System satellite program manager; and commander of the 14th Air Force.
  • Kathy Carpenter, security technical operations manager, served in the U.S. Army as a military police officer and in the Utah National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserves. The photo above was taken in the early 1980s at Fort McClellan in Alabama.
  • Oliver Mueller (center, top row) served eight years in the U.S. Army Reserve as a first lieutenant and detachment commander of a movement control team after earning an Army ROTC scholarship to pay for college. The photo was taken in Japan during a joint U.S.-Japanese training exercise near the city of Fukuoka in the mid-1990s.
  • Mueller, a senior gift planning officer in the Office of Gift Planning, views the recent eclipse on campus.
  • Shane Eagan, an electrician from Caltech's electrical shop, rides atop a vehicle in Mogadishu, Somalia, circa 1993.
  • This photo of Timothy J. Winiecki, property services assistant with Property Services, was taken during his service in the Royal Air Force in Bentwaters, England; he served in the 81st Security Police Squadron from 1985 to 1988.
  • Winiecki poses with his daughter at her graduation in May.
  • Lisa M. Soltero, business systems consultant with IMSS, served in the U.S. Air Force from 1985 to 1989 and, in 2001, joined the Air Force Reserve. She is a senior master sergeant at the 50th Aerial Port Squadron based at March Air Reserve Base. Her most recent deployment in 2013 sent her to the Middle East for seven months. She is currently the superintendent of the Air Terminal Operations Center.
  • Jose A. Navarrete, Jr., administrative assistant in Parking & Commuter Services, enlisted in the U.S. Army for three years in 1990, during which time he served as a journalist. The photo above was taken during his time as a cadet at the University of Arizona before enlisting.
  • Michael Torres, telephone technician for IMSS, served in the U.S. Air Force for six years, ending in 2006 with the rank of staff sergeant. He spent time in Japan, Nebraska, and Mississippi, and was deployed to support missions including the global war on terror in 2004 as part of the Combined Air Operations Command, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. This photo was taken in 2000.
  • Michael Torres, telephone technician for IMSS, served in the U.S. Air Force for six years, ending in 2006 with the rank of staff sergeant. This photo was taken recently at his office on campus.

Caltech Salutes Its Service Members

Veterans share images from their time in uniform

In commemoration of Veterans Day—which falls this year on Saturday, November 11—we asked service members from the Caltech community to share photos from their time in uniform. Here, we recognize and honor many of those who served—and some who continue to serve—in the armed forces.

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