3 Air Force cadets will not be commissioned as officers after refusal to vaccinate against COVID-19


  • The Air Force said four cadets refused to be vaccinated last week and are at risk of not graduating.
  • One person will change his mind, get the vaccine, graduate, and be commissioned.
  • The other three will still graduate but will not be commissioned as officers.

Three U.S. Air Force cadets will not be commissioned as military officers because they refused to be vaccinated against COVID-19. AP communication reported

“You will not be drafted into the Air Force unless you are vaccinated,” spokeswoman Dean Miller told The Associated Press.

The three cadets will still graduate with a bachelor’s degree.

The Air Force Academy did not immediately respond to an insider’s request for comment, but Miller told the Associated Press that a fourth cadet who initially refused the vaccine has been vaccinated and will graduate and be commissioned.

Miller added that the Air Force secretary would decide whether the three cadets should repay the US for their education. Air Force officials initially AP Last week four cadets failed to graduate and may have to pay tuition. Fees may be added over $200,000.

Last year, the Pentagon ordered all U.S. soldiers to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

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