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Frank Schiavone


Air Force



Schiavone carries a 3.54 grade point average and is a management major. He has a 3.83 GPA in his major and ranks 136th of 1,301 in the AFA Class of 2008. He ranks in the top five percent of all management majors and has been on the dean’s list every semester for academic excellence. He has been on the commandant’s list three times for military excellence and is a two-time academic all-conference selection.


Schiavone was selected as a team captain by his teammates. He is the chief of inspections and the honor officer in his squadron. As the honor officer, he teaches one lesson per week to other cadets about honor and character to help cadets understand and adhere to the Academy’s honor code. As the chief of inspections, he inspects other cadets to assure they are meeting Academy regulations in terms of their appearance, their dorm rooms, etc . This past summer, Schiavone was the cadet in charge of the obstacle course for Basic Cadet Training. He led a group of cadets that had the hghest success rate for basics going through the course. Also this past summer, he did a summer research project at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., analyzing the EWS (early warning system) of on-coming ballistic missiles from Iraq, Afghanistan and North Korea. He was then sent to San Diego to see the mission of the U.S. Navy and help formulate a plan for the Air Force and Navy to work together on the EWS and save money.


Schiavone coordinates a group of hockey players to assist the Colorado Springs branch of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in the annual Walk for the Cure and the Spring Gala. His group helps set up the logistics of the walk, breaks down the course and also walks in the event to help raise money for JDRF. At the Spring Gala, he organizes a group to assist in all aspects of the event and serve as ushers for the patrons. Every spring, Schiavone travels to a local elementary school to talk about the importance of working hard in school and also teaches the fundamentals of hockey. He assists with the team’s annual Toy Trick, a toy drive that has generated more than 3,500 toys in seven years. The toys are then distributed to children in hospitals and clinics during the holiday season.


In his fourth year as a regular in the Falcon lineup on defense, Schiavone has played in 93 career games. He had a career-best season as a junior with three goals and seven assists for 10 points in 33 games. He led the Falcon defense and ranked sixth in the Atlantic Hockey Association with a +16 plus/minus ratio. He played a key role in the team winning the AHA championship and advancing to the NCAA tournament. This season, he has played in all six games and scored a goal vs. Mercyhurst.