SACRAMENTO – It is not often that the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) or its affiliate the California Association of Regulatory Investigators and Inspectors (CARII) learns of the accomplishments and completion of goals of their scholarship recipients – but today is different. Today CSLEA and CARII learned of Second Lt. Tyler Castleman’s graduation from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and a Minor in Arabic, International Studies.
Castleman, a recipient of a $600.00 CARII scholarship in 2017 and a $1,000.00 CSLEA scholarship in 2018, was commissioned into the United States Air Force (USAF) as a Second Lieutenant on May 12, 2019 and has begun his training in USAF aircraft.
Castleman is the son of proud father Randy Castleman, a valued CSLEA and CARII member, and a program representative II with the Bureau of Automotive Repair, Riverside field office.
Castleman is now beginning USAF flight training. Last year, he took flying lessons in general aviation aircraft. His dream is to fly fighter jets.
“I would like to see him flying safer missions in the C-17 or a tanker,” said Tyler’s dad, Randy Castleman. “Hey, he could even go for Air Force Two, a C-32 (much like the Boeing 757), designated for the Vice-President, or Air Force One. He will be great at flying any of them.”
“Our thanks to the Castleman family for sharing their son’s success with us,” said CSLEA President Alan Barcelona. “We are so proud that we were able to financially assist Tyler with his education through our scholarship program. We are proud of his hard work and accomplishments, and his parents who love and guided Tyler along the way. Great job and congratulations.”