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Hispanic and Latinx Scientists

Linda Garcia Cubero (b.1958)

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By Department of Defense photo by Rudi Williams -

Linda Garcia Cubero was the in the first class of women to graduate from the United States Air Force Academy, and the first Hispanic woman to graduate from a service academy in the United States. She continued her education, earning a Master's Degree in Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech. 

Her work in the military led her to serve on national level task forces at the Pentagon. She also supervised the design of a commemorative stamp Hispanics who served in America's defense. She earned a Join Service Commendation Medal for her work in the Falkland's Islands Conflict. 

Cubero also served as mentor to Hispanic Air Force cadets and was a volunteer worker in the wider Hispanic community. For her community service she was awarded the 1991 Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Pioneer Award.

After leaving military service, Garcia Cubero worked as a senior systems engineer for GE Aerospace, followed by roles at EDS, Hewlett Packard, adn Falcon Cash Investments.