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Paul Weisgarber


Air Force



Weisgarber carries a 3.95 GPA in his major of management, with a 3.6 cumulative GPA. He minors in French He ranks fifth among all management majors in GPA and is ranked in the top two percent of numerous classes, including engineering mechanics, chemistry, English, math and behavioral science. Weisgarber was selected this past summer for the Cadet Summer Research Program. He travelled to Hanscom AFB, Mass., and helped in the acquisition process of a Joint Urgent Operational Need. He ranks in the top one percent of 1,106 members of the Class of 2012 in physical education average and ranks third among 99 management majors in overall performance average and military performance average.


On the Superintendent’s List for excellence in academics, military and physical fitness every semester, Weisgarber was selected as a team captain as a junior and senior by vote of his teammates. He helped lead the team to the AHA championship and NCAA appearance last season. He is his squadron’s academic officer. He created a squadron academic policy for 100+ cadets, established a tutoring policy that helped academic “at risk” cadets improve their grades and designed an incentive program for successful academic performance. Weisgarber’s other leadership positions held in his squadron are element leader (directly in charge of 12 cadets) and morale, welfare, and readiness clerk (helped maintain positive morale of over 100 cadets by organizing squadron functions). He worked the assault course this past summer, leading incoming freshmen through the course. He was voted Squadron Cadet of the Month.


Weisgarber has been a Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)-Walk for the Cure and Gala volunteer (past four years). The JDRF walk and gala events helped raise more than $500,000 for diabetes research. He is an MS Walk-volunteer. He helped the Black Forest Animal Sanctuary provide homes for abandoned animals. He read to youngsters as part of the Adopt-A-School Program with Monroe Elementary, demonstrating the sport of hockey and talking about the importance of education and teamwork. As part of the Adopt-A-Family for Christmas program, he organized gifts for a family over Christmas 2010. Weisgarber is an active participant in the USAF Academy Blood Drive. In the fall of 2010, he volunteered for the Academy’s Kid Force library event and spent the afternoon reading to kids and playing hockey with them.


Weisgarber has never missed a game at the Academy, playing in 116 consecutive games at forward. He is just the third player in school history to earn three of the team’s seven major awards. The Heyliger is the cornerstone of the program, recognizing excellence in character, dedication, leadership and work. He also won the Larry Cronk award for most inspiration player and the Jim Bowman award as the team’s top scholar-athlete. He was second on the team with 13 goals and was sixth on the team with 25 points as a junior. He has 25 goals and 24 assists in his career. His three career short-handed goals are the most by an current player.