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The Tailhook Educational Foundation

2018 Scholarships

Amanda Ray

Amanda Ray


Sponsored by

Clare, Tom and Tina Christiansen

Awarded To

Amanda Ray

Fayetteville, Arkansas

University of Arkansas

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. Due to his flying skills 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.

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