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.