Don ‘S’ Spencer

Graduation Year: 
1963

Don ‘S’ Spencer, Jacksonville, Fla. :: runs a small business consulting company, OSP Innovations Inc. After graduating from the Air Force ROTC at UNT, he was accepted into the U.S. Naval Aviation Officer Candidate School and received a commission and his wings. He flew electronic countermeasure and combat control aircraft in Vietnam with 67 missions. He also flew weather recon missions in the Pacific Ocean with 76 typhoon penetrations. He later was an instructor at the U.S. Navy Advance Jet Training Command at NAS Kingsville. After leaving the Navy, he worked for Pillsbury in marketing, running the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest, and as an advertising director for The Drawing Board in Dallas. He had a 35-year career in sales management in the telecommunications industry, primarily with Tyco Electronics. He married his UNT sweetheart 46 years ago, which he calls “the best decision I ever made.”