Trevor Browne Student Accepted to Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs

Posted by Community Relations Department on 4/30/2014

Kimberly Soltero’s father was her hero.  A 20-year veteran in the Air Force as a Tech Sergeant, he passed away when she was nine years old.    Edward Soltero would be proud to know his daughter followed in his footsteps in a big way.  Kimberly,  a senior at Trevor Browne, learned in April that she has been accepted to the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.

Soltero, who is Trevor Browne’s Junior ROTC Battalion Commander, had also applied and was accepted to West Point and the Coast Guard Academy.  As a junior she spent a week attending a Summer Seminar at the Naval, Coast Guard and Air Force Academies.

Soltero has been involved in JROTC for four years.  She was selected as this year’s Queen of the Phoenix Union JROTC Military Ball out of over 2,000 cadets.  Soltero ranks in the top two percent of her senior class, takes multiple Advanced Placement classes and plays volleyball and runs track for the Bruins.

She is the third Trevor Browne JROTC Battalion Commander to be accepted into a military academy in four years.  Daniel Monarrez is at the Coast Guard Academy and David Navidad is attending West Point. Soltero is also the second Phoenix Union girl in two years to be selected by the Air Force Academy.  Shelby Gallagher of North High received an appointment last year.

An Air Force Academy education is valued at $414,000 according to the Academy, including a basic payment and allowance.