US Air Force Academy professor, Major Philip D. Ambard, aged 44, was killed on Wednesday 27th April 2011 in an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. He was a foreign-language professor.
Major Ambard, from Edmonds, Washington, was serving with 460th Space Communications Squadron, based in Colorado.
Major Ambard, a fluent French and Spanish speaker, served as an instructor in both languages and was consistently rated as one of the top faculty members at the Academy.
In 2007, Major Ambard was sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages for a Ph.D. program at Denver University, which he completed in 2010. He was scheduled to return to the Department of Foreign Languages after a 365-day deployment to Kabul.