Pamela Vaughn Valdez
While a student at West Babylon High School, Pam excelled both academically and as an athlete. Pam graduated in the top 5 percent of her class. She played field hockey, basketball and softball. Pam earned the Long Island Gold Key Award as well as a softball scholarship to Adelphi University. Two big influences in her life were her 6th grade teacher Mr. Jack Scharf and her field hockey coach Ms. Peg Ehrensperger.
Pam attended Adelphi University majoring in Education. After three years, she left college to join the United States Navy. She completed her Bachelor’s degree while in the Navy. Pam is the first woman in the history of the United States Navy to be a member of a flight crew. After 6 years, Pam was honorably discharged from the Navy.
In 1984, Pam started working for the Boeing Company in the Military Division. Her accomplishments at Boeing include receiving a Master’s Degree in Information Technology and Business Administration; FAA Pilot; FAA Airframe and Power Plant Mechanic; and FCC Electronics Technician.
Currently, Pam is the Vice President of Air Force Services. She is responsible for managing the daily operational support for 1,500 aircraft throughout the world. Pam works directly with the Secretary of the Air Force and the Secretary of the Navy on a daily basis to insure our nation’s military aircraft are fulfilling our military’s needs.
Pam is the president of the Royal Aeronautical Society—Seattle Branch and is a board member of the USO Northwest.
For the past 19 years, Pam has sponsored 3 scholarships given annually to West Babylon graduating seniors. The scholarships are given in honor of Jack Scharf, Peg Ehrensperger, and Pam’s mother, Winifred Vaughn. To date she has given in excess of $50,000 to deserving West Babylon students.