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Kyle Haak

School

U.S. Air Force Academy

Position
Forward
Major
Physics

Classroom

Kyle Haak carries a 3.90 GPA with a major in physics with a minor in nuclear weapons and strategy.

He is member of the Academy Scholars Program (2015-present) and earned CoSIDA Academic All-America honors in 2016-17 and 2017-18. Haak is a Stamps Foundation Leader-Scholar and was awarded $22,000 to study “Einstein Energy and Desalination” (2017). He has been named to the Superintendent’s list for military, academic and physical excellence (7/7 semesters). Haak earned a 4.0 GPA in three of his seven semesters. He is objectively ranked third out of 1,016 for class year, encompassing academics, athletics and military.

Haak served as a consultant apprentice for Fluence Corporation in Caesarea, Israel (May 2018), providing data analysis and target market analysis for the Seawater Desalination Nirobox™. He also interned at Oak Ridge National Laboratories (July 2018), providing data analysis and verification of their Monte Carlo Modeling of a Graphite Reactor.

Haak worked on an independent project: “Wizards in Blue” (Spring 2018), the feasibility of implementing a small modular reactor (SMR) at USAFA while considering the security, safety and means of electrical production on military bases, which was recognized the economic, political, and social challenges impeding implementation. He also studied the Iceland Deep Drilling Project as an alternative energy source in Reykjavik, Iceland, (June 2018) where he learned about the potential of harnessing energy directly from magma.

Haak is an author of “Nuclear Effects on Materials” (Classified), progressed research at the Air Force Institute of Technology, resulted in the classification of all related research to the Secret level: Critical Nuclear Weapons Design and Information. He presented research results to General Officers of the U.S. Air Force and at the 2018 Hardened Electronics and Radiation Technology (HEART) Conference. He is awaiting publication in the Journal of Radiation Research and Applied Sciences (JRERE).

Character

Haak was selected as the Cadet of the Year, the most outstanding cadet among all commissioning resources in the entire Air Force Academy (16,000 people) for the 2017-2018 academic year. He was the USAFA Cadet Squadron 31 Commander (May-December, 2018), the highest ranking cadet in squadron. In this role, Haak organized, equipped and motivated 110 cadets to achieve military, academic, and athletic milestones by developing and implementing strategies for success. As the squadron commander, he was also the primary liaison between the cadet squadron and other USAFA levels of leadership.

He was the Squadron Academic Non-Commissioned Officer (Fall 2017) and oversaw 107 cadets’ academic progress. Haak served as the Squadron Personal Ethics and Education Representative (PEER, 2016-2017), and was trained in one-on-one counseling to assist 107 cadets in the squadron with mental health and stress.

Community

Haak is active Colorado Springs Volunteer (2015-present). He volunteered with the Marion House Soup Kitchen to help feed the homeless. He also served as a break time volunteer to assist families with special needs children; with tiger enclosure maintenance at Serenity Springs Colorado; and with fire detector installations for the Red Cross.

Competition

This season, Haak leads the team, and ranks among the Atlantic Hockey Conference leaders in both goals (11) and power-play goals (6), as of Feb. 14, 2019. He is Air Force’s active career leader in goals (41) and points (82) in 133 games, as of Feb. 14, 2019. As a sophomore and junior, he helped lead Air Force to the Atlantic Hockey Conference Tournament championship and the NCAA Elite Eight in 2017 and 2018.

Haak was named to the AHC All-Tournament Team in 2018 with four points (3-1-4) in the two games and was named to the NCAA East Regional All-Tournament Team in 2017. At the East Regional, he scored two goals in the win over No. 8 Western Michigan, including a short-handed breakaway that made SportsCenter’s Top 10. At the 2018 NCAA West Regional, he scored an empty-netter to seal the win against No. 1 St. Cloud State.