Lieutenant Colonel Quinten Miklos

Class of 1983


Lieutenant Colonel Quinten Miklos is a 1983 graduate of Royalton High School. Upon graduation he attended the University of Minnesota before receiving an appointment to the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. He graduated with a Biology degree and a rank of 2nd Lt. Miklos earned his silver wings and chose to be a B-1 pilot. His service in the military earned him many promotions and many diverse assignments as an active pilot, flight training instructor, director of operations and trainer for B-1 combat units. Lt. Colonel Miklos retired after 21 years as a command pilot with 4,700 flying hours, 569 combat hours, and 2,400 instructor hours. He has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Joint Services Commendation Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Unit Award, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor and six oak leaf clusters, the Combat Readiness Medal with six oak leaf clusters, the Southwest Asia Service Medal and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal. Lt. Col. Miklos was the pilot in command of the B-1 flyover of the 2006 Rose Bowl NCAA Championship Football Game.