Welcome to the Luther College Alumni Veterans Association
Registry and Recognition Display

Since the founding of the college in 1861, more than 1,500 Luther students, faculty, staff, and alumni have served with distinction in the U.S. Military, U.S. Reserve, and National Guard units.

When construction of the current Main building was completed in 1952, a unique recognition plaque was dedicated on the first floor to recognize the service of those students and alumni who served in WW I and WW II.


This series of bronze plaques is set into the wall and resembles a book with pages listing those who served, as well as those who died, during each of these wars.

Today, thanks to the efforts of alumni veterans, college staff, and the generous support of the American Legion of Iowa Foundation, another unique recognition site has been created on campus and the college website to honor alumni and students who have served in the U.S. Military, U.S. Reserve, or National Guard unit, as well as those who are now serving and those who will step forward to serve our country in future years.

An interactive touch screen computer site in Loyalty Hall, offers viewers an opportunity to recognize and remember with gratitude the service and sacrifices of more than 1,500 men and women who are listed in the registry section.

All of the information about the Luther College Alumni Veterans Association may also be viewed online within the Alumni section of the Luther College webpage at www.luther.edu.


Director, Operations


Maj Gen. Scott M. Hanson is the Commander, Carl A. Spaatz Center for Officer Education, and Commandant, Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. The Spaatz Center directs, integrates and synchronizes the continuum of Air Force officer professional education, research and outreach that produces leaders for joint and multinational environments. The center includes Air War College, Air Command and Staff College, Squadron Officer College, International Officer School, Education Support Squadron and four distinct Academic Centers. As Air War College Commandant, the general is responsible for the Air Force senior professional military education institution, providing post-graduate senior leader education focused on joint, multinational, multi-agency warfighting, international security operations, airpower strategy development and national security planning.

General Hanson earned his commission in 1984 as a distinguished graduate of Officer Training School (and a 1980 graduate of Luther College). A command pilot with more than 3,600 flying hours, the general has previously commanded at the detachment, squadron and wing levels. He flew combat and combat support missions in operations Southern Watch, Restore Hope, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn, and served as Commander, 321st Air Expeditionary Wing and Director of the Iraq Training and Advising Mission-Air Force.