David Lacourrege is a graduate student in UofL’s online Master of Science in Human Resources and Organization Development.
He is also an active duty U.S. Space Force Officer assigned to the 613th Air Operations Center at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Specifically, he serves as a bounty hunter liaison officer.
Lacourrege, who hails from Ridgeland, Mississippi, originally entered the Air Force in 2016 as a space operations officer. In 2020, he was among the first servicemembers to transition into the new U.S. Space Force. In addition to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, his other assignments include Vandenberg Space Force Base, Schriever Space Force Base, and Peterson Space Force Base.
During his time in the Air Force and the Space Force, he’s attended schools like the Satellite Vehicle Operator Initial Qualification Training, the Advanced Payload Engineering Course, and the Advanced Satellite Communications Planner Course. He’s earned the Air Force Commendation Medal, Remote Combat Effects Campaign Medal, Combat Readiness Medal and Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal.
Lacourrege said community environment and welcoming accommodations were factors in him choosing UofL. He also cited ease of access to university amenities, certification programs, and academic tools which make it simple for him to prepare for success in his degree program.
“UofL feels like a family even though I may be a distance student,” he said.
Lacourrege said CEHD’s Ron Sheffield, his academic adviser, and Nina Marijanovic, coordinator of admissions, as well as Delphi Center’s Veronica Johnson have been extremely helpful during his transition into the M.S. HROD program.
Not only does he plan to learn mastery of the subject through his M.S. HROD degree, but he plans to utilize the knowledge and skills he acquires to be able to implement effective leadership qualities in his Space Force career.
UofL recognizes Lacourrege in celebration of the second birthday of the U.S. Space Force on December 20, 2021.