Alumni Veterans: Day 4

Day 4 highlighting our alumni veterans. Veterans, we thank you for your service! #WhitfieldAlumni

Steve Roberts '06 graduated from University of Miami (2010) and then Pepperdine University School of Law (2013). In 2019, he graduated from the U.S. Air Force Officer Training School at Maxwell Air Force Base. He has served 2.5 years in the Missouri Air National Guard and is a 2nd Lieutenant with the 157th Air Intelligence Squadron at Jefferson Barracks, MO. Steve is also the State Representative of Missouri's 77th District. On January 6, 2021, he will be sworn in as the State Senator of Missouri's 5th District. He will be the youngest black senator in Missouri’s history.

Ryan Mango '09 graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Human Biology (2013). He has served five years in the U.S. Army. as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program. He is a member of the U.S. National Team Member (2021 Olympic hopeful). He is currently pursuing his MBA for Fall 2022 with plans to work in the corporate healthcare sector, specifically healthcare consulting and/or management after the 2021 Olympics. Ryan is engaged to Lula Berhe, and they live in Colorado Springs, CO.

Olen Berthold '11 graduated from Saint Louis University with a B.S. in Aeronautics (2015). He enlisted in 2015 just prior to college graduation, attended Officer Candidate School, and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 2017. He actively serves as a transportation officer in the Missouri Army National Guard and drills as a reservist at Jefferson Barracks, MO. Olen attended Basic Combat Training in August of 2015, and Transportation Basic Officer's Leadership Course (T-BOLC) in Ft. Lee, VA in 2018, and has been serving at the 1138th Transportation Company at Jefferson Barracks. Currently, he is a 1st Lieutenant and the Executive Officer (XO) of his unit. In his civilian life, Olen is co-founder and corporate aircraft pilot at Arch Aviation, LLC in Chesterfield, MO. He is engaged to Sarah Elkins '11; they will marry on November 21, 2020.

If you are a military veteran and have not heard from Laura Lotz about being included in these recognitions, please email

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