Two Trinity University Graduates Commissioned into U.S. Air Force


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Jun. 14, 2013

Two Trinity University Graduates Commissioned into U.S. Air Force


Both accepted into leadership program before attending intelligence officer training


By Molly Mohr

SAN ANTONIO - Lt. Katelynne Baier and Lt. Charles "Chip" Williamson IV were commissioned as second lieutenants into the U.S. Air Force on May 17 and will attend the Saratoga Fellows Program at the John Jay Institute in Philadelphia. Both Baier and Williamson graduated from Trinity University on May 18.

Baier, who is originally from Centerburg, Ohio, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese and international studies. She also double minored in mathematics and political science. Baier earned Distinguished Graduate during 2011 Air Force Field Training, received the Air Force Association Leadership Award and the AFROTC Meritorious Service Award, and was commissioned as Top Graduate of her class.

Williamson, who is from San Antonio, graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and international affairs and a minor in music. He is an Eagle Scout, the recipient of the Air Force ROTC High School Scholarship, and a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Williamson currently lives in Fort Washington, Md., with his wife Jennifer and their dog Si.  

Both graduates were commissioned through the University of Texas at San Antonio Air Force ROTC Program and will be assigned to Goodfellow AFB, Texas, for intelligence officer training. Before reporting to their first duty station, the two will attend the Saratoga Fellows Program at the John Jay Institute.

The Saratoga Fellows Program is a post-undergraduate educational and professional experience to prepare officers with the formation necessary to be principled military leaders. The John Jay Institute is an educational and professional civic leadership organization based in Philadelphia that prepares leaders for faith-informed public service.

Molly Mohr is a junior at Rice University working in the Office of University Communications. Originally from San Antonio, she is pursuing a major in sport management and a minor in business.