Posted: Jul 18, 2012 11:08 PM by Eric Naktin
Updated: Jul 18, 2012 11:38 PM
A 2003 Air Force Academy graduate is one of two Air Force officers to qualify for primary and alternate positions on the U.S. Olympic team for the 2012 Summer Games in London.
Capt. Seth Kelsey, 310th Force Support Squadron supply officer from Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., is competing in individual men's epee fencing. Kelsey is a member of the Academy's Class of 2003. Joining Kelsey at the Olympics is another fellow Airman, Capt. Justin Dumais, 157th Fighter Squadron F-16 pilot from McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C. Dumais is an alternate competitor in the men's three-meter synchronized diving event.
Kelsey competed in the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympic Games. Dumais represented the U.S. at the 2004 Olympic Games and took sixth place in the men's three-meter synchronized spring board competition.
Kelsey and Dumais are a part of the Air Force World Class Athlete Program that provides regular Air Force, National Guard and Reserve Air Force personnel the opportunity to train and compete at national and international sports competitions with the ultimate goal of making the U.S. Olympic team. The WCAP targets athletes who achieve world class status in their sport.