Growing up in the fringes of the Dipolog city airport, Theodore Karl Quijano made the Filipino proud once again as he will be graduating with honors from the prestigious US Air Force Academy in Colorado. He saw an opportunity to fulfill his childhood dream by competing for a slot in the USAFA.
The opportunity came during a time when he studied at the Philippine Military Academy in Baguio City. During his stint at the US Air Force Academy, he soared high, achieving feats that should make Pinoys proud.
He was given command of Cadet Squadron 10 last Fall after being assigned as Cadet Wing Chief of Standardization and Evaluation. His position is one of the highest in the USAFA, managing over 4,000 people during the Summer year.
Theodore Karl Quijano is part of the graduating class of 2013, he marches with honors at Falcon Field this Wednesday. Quijano belongs to the Superintendent’s overall excellence and Dean’s Academic excellence list.
The Filipino pride will also receive the Outstanding Basic Cadet Award from the Academy’s Commandant for finishing first in the class of 1,300 cadets for military excellence.
Cadet Quijano is also a recipient of the Parachutist Badge, Space Wings, Glider Pilot Wings and the Powered Flight Wings. Quijano ranked 2nd in athletics for his batch and is the only Filipino cadet (out of 15 who preceded him in the USAFA since 1956) to get a perfect physical fitness score in the Academy’s 500 Club.