Archive for February 28, 2022

Member Spotlight – Capt. Meredith Wichman

From time to time, the Omaha Composite Squadron receives updates from former and current members who wish to update us on their academic and professional ventures, milestones and successes. Most recently, we caught up with Capt. Meredith Wichman, and would like to share her success story with all of you.

Capt. Meredith Wichman is a former Cadet of the Omaha Composite Squadron who reached the Carl Spaatz Achievement Award milestone during her tenure as Cadet Commander at OCS. A little over four years ago, Meredith was accepted into the USAF ROTC program at Oklahoma State University.

Fast forward to 2022, and Capt. Wichman will be graduating with honors in May with two degrees, a BS in Aerospace Engineering & a BS in Mechanical Engineering. She has received the ROTC Academic Honors award 7 times, been on the university honor roll 6 times, been recognized as one of the Top 20 Freshman, and been inducted into 3 engineering honors societies and 2 scholars programs. She has completed over 350 service hours including an international service trip to Guatemala with Engineers without Borders, and been been active in Arnold Air Society for 4 years including serving as Squadron Commander and receiving a national award. Through ROTC, Meredith has gained a lot of leadership experience, worked an internship with AFWERX, participated in Operation Air Force and the Women in Aviation International Conference, and studied Arabic through Project Global Officer.

Capt. Wichman will be graduating in May and Commissioning as a 2nd Lt and Pilot-select in to the United States Air Force. She will be going to Columbus, AFB in Mississippi for Undergraduate Pilot Training. She has also applied to a couple of programs to obtain her Masters of Science in Aerospace Engineering with an emphasis in hypersonic aerodynamics or propulsion, and another to pursue foreign language studies.

Congratulations to Capt Meredith Wichman for her commitment and hard work in accomplishing her goals, and for serving as an inspiration to our fellow members across the entire organization.