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Tempe's Christian Alf selected to become Air Force Officer

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Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 11:48 am | Updated: 3:21 pm, Thu Jun 16, 2011.

Some may remember reading about him in numerous local press articles as the trim young, red-headed entrepreneurial high school junior from Tempe Prep Academy who employed up to 4 adults to plug gaps in Tempeans' homes to prevent roof rat incursion.  Others may recall how he ran several PF Chang Marathons as the co-founder of ASU's Marathon Club.  Among ASU engineering circles, he has been known as one of the few qualified honors students with actual hands-on control of an active NASA space mission - the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera.  Tempe's very own Christian Alf was recently selected by an exceptionally competitive Air Force Officer selection board to become an Air Force Space Operations officer.  Christian was chosen as one of only 41 non-prior-military-service college graduates nationwide from nearly 1,000 applicants.  The Air Force normally acquires its officers from the Air Force Academy or Air Force ROTC, thus there hasn't even been a selection board like this for over two years.  Christian Alf is a 2005 graduate of Tempe Prep Academy and an 2009 Aerospace Engineering grad from ASU.  He likely will ship out to Officer's Training at Maxwell AFB Alabama within six months.  http://www.rs.af.mil/recruiteronline/story.asp?id=123258089

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