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Wiesbaden Warrior selected for Air Force ROTC Flight Academy

Ella Griffin in her Army JROTC Service Uniform
Ella Griffin in her Army JROTC Service Uniform
Photo Credit: Ella Griffin
  • Posted on February 19th, 2021
  • Story by: LTC (Ret) Jon A. Ring and SGM (Ret) Allen Ashton
  • 2nd Brigade
    Academic Excellence

WIESBADEN, GERMANY -- The entire Warrior Community joins together to say CONGRATULATIONS to Cadet Ella Griffin who has been selected to attend the elite AFROTC Flight Academy! This is an 8 week summer university program for college credit and the opportunity to earn the private pilot certification/license! The Air Force promotional information for the program states, “You do not have to be an AFROTC cadet to attend”. Ella is the first Army JROTC Cadet from Wiesbaden to navigate the application process and be selected – hopefully opening the door for more to follow.

Cadet Ella Griffin is relatively new to the Army JROTC program, but it one of the Warrior Battalion’s rising stars. Ella has been homeschooled for several years and began the 2020/21 school year by taking one class in person at Wiesbaden High School and finding a new fall sports team to compete on. She joined the Army JROTC program after becoming acquainted with several Cadets who were on the Athletic Fitness Team with her – she was a team captain. Ella led her fitness team to win the DoDEA Europe Championship denoting both her leadership and commitment to excellence!

Army JROTC Cadet Ella Griffin is also Civil Air Patrol Cadet Ella Griffin – a fact that certainly contributed to her being selected for Flight Academy. She has risen to the absolute top of the Wiesbaden CAP Flight – she recently ran a staff training day that involved over a hundred others around the globe. Ella is an asset to every team that she is part of.

Selection for Flight Academy is a significant accomplishment. Ella has to submit her choice of campus for the summer time experience and is planning to try to get the Embry Riddle, Prescott, AZ program. Her family, school and community are very proud of her selection.


Additional Images
Ella Griffin in her Civil Air Patrol Class B Uniform
Ella Griffin in her Civil Air Patrol Class B Uniform
Ella Griffin in her Civil Air Patrol Flight Suit
Ella Griffin in her Civil Air Patrol Flight Suit