John Stansfield

I was shocked to learn of the deplorable behavior of the individual from Tuftonborough, NH claiming to know so much about Belknap College when in fact he knows little if anything about the college. Belknap College gave me and many others a great undergraduate education.

I graduated from Belknap College in 1969 with a Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology. The United States Air Force (USAF) was very interested in recruiting graduating meteorologists from Belknap for officer training school (OTS). This is because the meteorology department had become widely known for its excellence headed by retired Lt. Colonel Merle Woodall, Air Weather Service, USAF along with his associate Bill Hovey. I accepted the offer by the USAF to enlist and attend OTS upon graduation from Belknap to become a weather officer. In fact, I attended and graduated OTS with a fellow Belknap graduate and classmate, Richard Dixon. I served as a weather officer for nearly 4 years and can attest to the fact that I was well prepared for the duties required of me as a USAF meteorologist.

I can think of several other Belknap graduates who served in the military, either before attending the school or after graduation like myself. These include Ed Reizer, Paul Lincoln, Dave Dilley, John Burkes, and Russell Hobby.

John Stansfield

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