Veterans Day Speaker: Olga Custodio

7:00pm - 8:00pm EST November 12

Location: Dunning Memorial Chapel

Alma College observes Veterans Day with a presentation by Lt. Colonel Olga Custodio, a former Air Force officer who became the first female Hispanic U.S. military fighter pilot.


Turned away from flight school because she was a woman, Olga Custodio went on to break barriers — including the sound barrier — as the first Latina to complete USAF military pilot training, the first to become a USAF pilot, and later, as the first Latina commercial pilot for American Airlines. She also was the first woman flight instructor at two major Air Force bases. 


Now retired, she continues to lead and inspire, championing STEM and motivating women and girls to pursue aviation and male-dominated professions. 

Free and open to the public