Media Advisory: WVU ROTC students to be commissioned into Air Force
WHAT: Nine West Virginia University Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps cadets will be commissioned as second lieutenants.
WHEN: Friday, May 14 at 2 p.m.
WHERE: WVU National Research Center for Coal and Energy
WHO: Colonel Bruce T. Hellen will give the commissioning address. Hellen serves as the commander of the Air Force ROTC Northeast Region. He is responsible for supervising, evaluating and facilitating the operations of 36 ROTC units. As a career helicopter pilot, he has served in numerous H-1 and H-60 leadership and command positions. Hellen has 3,800 hours of flying experience.
Those being commissioned in May include:
Ian Alpert, aerospace engineering, pilot
Richard Bielecki, criminology, intelligence
Herbert Doss, criminology, air battle manager
Lance Gower, criminology, pilot
Evan Grinstead, industrial engineering, pilot
Mitchell Haverkamp, aerospace engineering, engineer
Estevan Herrera, business administration and management, air battle manager
Paul Jones, geography, logistics officer
Zevz McCarty, general studies, navigator
BACKGROUND: Air Force ROTC is a four-year program. All students who are commissioned through their participation in ROTC undergo a variety of training, during which they are evaluated on their leadership, academic and physical skills.
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CONTACT: Colleen DeHart, News and Information Services