Air Force Capt. Clint Armani, 416th Flight Test Squadron flight commander, was selected recently by the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. to begin studies toward a Ph.D. in aeronautical engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.
The U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School selects one graduate per year to attend the doctoral program at AFIT. Upon completion, Captain Armani will return to the Test Pilot School as an instructor. He was also recently selected to the rank of major. His goal is to eventually teach at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado.
Captain Armani is married with three children and has served in the Air Force for nine years. He graduated from Manila High School and received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Arkansas. He also received his master's degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University in Indiana.
The Manila native was first assigned to Warner-Robins Air Force Base, Ga., in the Air Logistics Center as a depot engineer before moving to Edwards. At Edwards, Captain Armani attended the Air Force Test Pilot School as a student and then worked in flight test on the F-22, F-16, F-15, and T-38 aircrafts. He has also been recognized as the Team Edwards Company Grade Officer of the Quarter and received an Aerial Achievement Medal for test and test support sorties. Captain Armani's engineering contributions have helped advance the development of major Air Force weapon systems thereby improving future combat capability.
Capt. Armani is the son of Molly Ann Fulkerson of Manila and Mike Armani of Beaumont, Texas.