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Major Tim Ashcraft, Class of 2003

Major Tim Ashcraft graduated from Sahuaro in 2003 with honors then attended The United States Military Academy at West Point where he earned a degree in Engineering with an emphasis in Aeronautical Systems. While at Sahuaro Tim earned 1st team All Southern Arizona honors in football. Tim was the first recipient of the AIA Everyday Heroes Student of the Year Award for his achievement in academics, activities and athletics. Tim also excelled in Fine Arts as the lead in three Sahuaro musicals during his four years. He went on to sing in the US Military Academy’s Glee Club as well as other choral groups.

After graduating from West Point, Tim went to helicopter flight school where he earned his wings as an aviator. Tim flew several hundred missions in Afghanistan over a period of nearly two years earning multiple Air Medals and a Bronze Star. Following Flight School, Tim served as a platoon leader and company commander and was recently promoted to the rank of Major. He is currently with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC where he is S3 Operations Officer for an Air Cavalry Squadron. Tim and his wife Ashley are blessed with 3 beautiful children.