Alumni Veterans Registry

The Luther College Alumni Veterans Association is pleased to present the following registry of alumni and students who have served as well as those who are currently serving our country as a member of the U.S. Military including the U.S. Reserves and National Guard units.

This registry is updated and maintained on a regular basis by the Alumni Relations Department, located in Loyalty Hall. All of the information in the registry is based upon records provided by alumni , their families, and friends of the college.

All alumni who are currently serving or who have served in the U.S. Military, or in the U.S. Reserves or in National Guard units are welcome to become members of the Luther College Alumni Veterans Association.

Please send your name, class year, and military service information–branch of service, years and location(s) served, rank and military honors–to:

Sherry (Braun) Alcock, ’82
Executive Director of Alumni Relations and Development Services
Luther College
Office of Alumni Relations
700 College Drive
Decorah, Iowa 52101



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.