AFIT  first  granted accredited resident  degrees in 1955, more than 18,700 graduate and 760 doctor of philosophy degrees have been awarded.
Since AFIT's establishment in November of 1919, the institute has counted among its alumni some of the most accomplished engineers and scientists known worldwide, both past and present. This list includes Air Force pioneers Gen. George Kenney, Gen. Jimmy Doolittle, Gen. Bernard Schriever, Gen. Benjamin Chidlaw, Astronauts Virgil " Gus" Grissom,  Gordon Cooper, and Guion Bluford, to name a few.
The AFIT Alumni Affairs Office is committed to maintaining a positive relationship with our worldwide network of graduates. Our mission is to continue the exchange of research, technology and career information that inspired students and faculty during their time at AFIT.
In conjunction with the AFIT Foundation, AFIT is seeking nominations of extraordinary graduates for recognition as an AFIT Distinguished Alumni.  To nominate an alum, complete the nomination form detailing the person's achievements and impact to their industry and/or profession by 31 Aug 2017.
The AFIT Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony will be held in October 2017. Additional information on the ceremony will be forthcoming.