Contributed photo Robert “Will” Mellish was recently commissioned as second lieutenant in the Air Force.

KUDOS | South Whidbey son commissioned as a lieutenant in the Air Force

  • Wednesday, May 31, 2017 10:00am
  • Life

Robert “Will” Mellish, a 2012 graduate of South Whidbey High School, has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air Force.

Mellish will soon travel to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in June for assignment to the Persistent Infrared Squadron.

Mellish graduated Magna Cum Laude from Washington State University with a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the university’s Honors College on May 6.

He was commissioned on May 13.

Mellish also received a Reserve Officer Training Corps technical scholarship after graduating from high school and was a member of Air Force ROTC Detachment 905 at Washington State University.

While completing his degree, Mellish participated in a two-year internship with Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories in Pullman.

He is the son of Rob and Kelli Mellish of Langley.

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