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The Tailhook Educational Foundation

2017 Scholarships

Jacob Olsen

Jacob Olsen

RADM JACK CHRISTIANSEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Clare, Tom and Tina Christiansen

Sponsored by

Awarded To

Jacob Olsen

Saint Augustine, Florida

Scholarship Description

This scholarship, awarded to prior enlisted personnel, honors the memory of RADM Jack Christiansen, USN(Ret), a Life Member of the Tailhook Association. Jack was designated a Naval Aviator in 1943. Because of his flying skill and courage he was awarded the Navy Cross and the Distinguished Flying Cross. Jack commanded USS Constellation (CV-64) 1968–’70 during the Vietnam War and, was one of only two enlisted pilots to achieve the rank of rear admiral. He retired from the Navy in 1975, passed away in April 2008 and was buried with military honors at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.