Lt. Col. Bryan Walters presents Mitchell Thaler (right) to rank of Major in the United States Air Force. Mitchell, a 2007 graduate of Tualatin High School and Eagle Scout with Troop 530, attended Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ on an Air Force Scholarship. He graduated Cum Laude in Astronautical Engineering. He served three tours of duty as a Combat Systems Officer aboard an EC-130 Hercules. He is married, obtained his MS in 2018, and is currently an instructor in Pensacola, FL.