Hubert Hegtvedt ’87 was promoted to Air Force colonel in September of 2010. He is commander of the Reserve Command’s 302nd Fighter Squadron, 477th Fighter Group at the Joint Base Elmendorf in Richardson, Alaska. He is responsible for the selection, integration and training of pilots and associated operations personnel for the squadron.
After graduating from UW-Stout, Hegtvedt was commissioned through Officer Training School in the Air Force and served active duty for 10 years. In 1998 he joined the Air Force Reserve and has worked as an air reserve technician and as a traditional reservist. Now, he serves as a full-time technician.
As a command pilot, Hegtvedt has more than 3,950 hours flying time, which includes 61 combat missions and 195 combat hours. He has been involved with five military operations, including Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Hegtvedt has a degree in industrial technology — manufacturing engineering.

Summer Outlook 2012