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Captain Nicholas Sahagan

Instructor of Engineering Mechanics

Department of Engineering Mechanics

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Contact Information

(719) 333-0855



Capt Nicholas Sahagun is currently the course director for the largest course in the Department of Engineering Mechanics, Engineering Mechanics 220 Introduction to Statics and Mechanics of Materials. This is a core requirement for all U.S. Air Force Academy cadets, typically in their third-class year.

Capt Sahagun started his career as a structural engineer at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. designing repairs for the fleet of 66 B-1 aircraft. He then moved on to be the Chief Aircraft Battle Damage Repair Engineer for the Air Force in charge of organizing, training, and equipping 115 engineers across 3 geographically separated.

Capt Sahagun then moved to conduct operational test on F-22, and F-35 aircraft for the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center (AFOTEC), Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.


B.S., Engineering Mechanics, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. (2010)

M.S., Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark. (2016)

Professional Experience

Instructor, Department of Engineering Mechanics (2016-2018)

F-35 Project Officer (2015-2016)

F-22 Weapons Engineer (2013-2015)

Air Force Chief Aircraft Battle Damage Repair Engineer (2012-2013)

B-1 Structural Engineer (2010-2012)