WHY USAFA?: "I chose to attend the United States Air Force Academy for a number of reasons. First and foremost, I felt it was my duty to serve and defend my country, and the Academy provides me with the best means I know in order to do that. The leadership training, character development, unparalleled academic programs, and exceptional athletics will all set me on the right path to becoming a successful officer in the United States Air Force. Also, there are many opportunities offered at the Academy that are the experiences of a lifetime; they are experiences that one could not get at a civilian university. Jumping, soaring and free study abroad are just a few of the programs that are unique to the Academy."
FRESHMAN (2011): Did not see competitive action.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Beechwood High School...posted a 4.0 (or higher) GPA all four years...graduated Summa Cum Laude...recipient of the Commonwealth Diploma...four-time Academic All-American, as a first-team selection...member of the National Honor Society...competed at the club level for Queen City Gymnastics...coached by Keith Pettit, Norm Stulz and Sean Sawyer...two-time qualifier for the Junior Olympic National Championships.
PERSONAL: Full name is Kyle William Baker...son of Bill and Wendy Baker...has one younger brother, Kevin, and one younger sister, Kadence...majoring in systems engineering management...member of Cadet Squadron 14.