2010 Tillman Scholar

Caleb Lesselles

Air Force
University of Oregon

Caleb Lesselles is a member of the Tillman Scholar class of 2010 in Architecture. He enlisted as an aircraft loadmaster in December 2001, and afterward studied at the University of Oregon, earning a Bachelor’s in Environmental Studies and a Master of Architecture with the goal of creating more sustainable communities and built environment. The Pat Tillman Foundation awarded him a scholarship to bridge the gap for his final term after exhausting his GI Bill. Caleb then completed his internship with Cooper Carry, an architecture firm known for its connective architecture and sustainable practices, and worked on projects to include revitalization of the Armed Forces Retirement Home and redesign of the NASA campus. Caleb is LEED Certified, a Registered Architect with the National Council of Architectural Registration Board, and a member of the American Institute of Architects. In a turn of events, he was competitively selected in 2015 to commission in the United States Air Force as a Health Facilities Architect. As Student Squadron Commander, he led his squadron to graduate at the top of the class as Honor Squadron at Commissioned Officer Training. Captain Lesselles is now stationed in San Antonio, Texas and oversees the design and execution of Air Force Health Facilities. He mentors junior officers in their pursuit to become Registered Architects and promote development within his career field. Captain Lesselles travels around the United States as a consultant for the redesign and construction of medical facilities for the Air Force. His current projects include medical campuses at Vance AFB, Little Rock AFB, Elmendorf AFB, and Tyndall AFB.