Major General Michael Kostelnik ’68 received his BS degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M and his MS degree in industrial engineering from the University of Iowa in 1970. He was a member of Squadron 3 and a Ross Volunteer. During a 32-year Air Force career he flew F-4s and F-15s and served in key leadership positions, including the Commandant of the USAF Test Pilot School, the Director of Special Access Programs, and the Commander of the Air Armament Center. In 2002, he was appointed to the Senior Executive Service as the Deputy Associate Administrator of NASA for the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. In 2005, he became the Assistant Commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection serving until 2013. He has received numerous recognitions including the Defense and Air Force Distinguished Service medals and the Senior Executive Service Presidential rank award. He is a member of the Academy of Distinguished Graduates of Texas A&M mechanical engineering.