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Billy Devoney

School

Air Force

Position
Defenseman
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Billy Devoney

Classroom

Majoring in systems engineering management and carries a 3.01 cumulative GPA. Named to the College Hockey America conference all-academic team in 2005-06 and to the Academy’s Dean’s List four times. Is the assistant program director of FalconSat III, which is an Academy-sponsored program to launch satellites in conjunction with the Air Force Research Lab to experiment in space. The launch is set for March. He assisted in the design, building, testing and completing of the final flight model. Also assisting with the FalconSat V program, which is scheduled to launch in 2009 and plans to go into the intelligence field after graduation in June 2007 and hopes to work in the Special Operations Intel field.

Character

Is the flight commander in his squadron where he is responsible for 35 cadets in his squadron to ensure that they meet all Academy requirements. In the summer of 2006, he was selected to be part of a cadet contingent that was deployed to Qatar to experience the operational Air Force and to support the Global War on Terrorism. Spent four weeks in Qatar and spent two weeks with the 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, conducting on- and off-base patrols and working Entry Control Points around the base. One of his duties was to search vehicles coming on base for explosives and any dangerous substances. Also spent time with the Operations Support Squadron Intelligence Flight, assisting with planning mission in Iraq and Afghanistan fort eh F-16s, F-15s and B-1Bs in support of the Army troops on the ground.

Community

Volunteered much time to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation all four years. Assisted with the JDRF’s Walk for the Cure and helped to raise over $100,000. Assisted with the logistics of the event, including setup and breakdown and also walked in the event with the team. Helped organize his teammates to take photos and sign autographs with kids at the event. Also, helped with the setup and clean up of the JDRF’s annual gala. Served as an usher during the event as well. Helped to organize, setup and promote the Mountain West Conference Blood Drive in the spring of 2007. During all four years, visited numerous schools, reading to young children while also speaking about staying in school and demonstrating hockey skills to kids. During all four years, visited hospitals and clinics in the Colorado Springs and Denver areas during the holiday season, delivering toys that were generated through the team’s annual toy drive.

Competition

Team captain, the only Falcon to wear the “C” this season. Has played in 136 career games and has missed just one in his career. Has played in 66 consecutive games. Has 34 career points on 10 goals and 24 assists. Earned the team’s Cronk Award as the most inspirational player his junior year. Has a career-best 11 points this season. The team’s top defenseman as he plays in all situations and is the team’s top penalty-killing defenseman.