John W. Mosley, MSW ’49

LTC John W. Mosley (MSW ’49) is best known as one of the Tuskegee Airmen, an all-black unit whose stunning success in World War II combat missions was a prelude to the 1948 desegregation of the armed forces. In fact, Mosley also was a social worker with a long public service career.  He was employed as Boys’ Work Director for YMCAs in Denver and Kansas City until 1950, when he returned to active duty with the Air Force. After retiring in 1967, Mosley continued to serve his country with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as an Equal Opportunity Specialist, Staff Director of the Mountain Plains Federal Regional Council and Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Administration. In recent years, Mosley has remained active in the Cherry Creek Schools Foundation, Mile High United Way, Denver Sister Cities International, YMCA and Goodwill Industries.