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ASU ROTC Cadets Receive Prestigious Air Force Assignments

March 04, 2011

A group of cadets from Angelo State University’s Air Force ROTC Detachment 847 have received word that coveted duty assignments await them in the U.S. Air Force once they graduate in 2012.

In late February, the Air Force’s Headquarters ROTC informed the ASU detachment that all six of its cadets who applied for either pilot or combat systems officer (CSO) training have been selected. The cadets, all ASU juniors, will be heading to either pilot or CSO training next summer after they receive their Air Force commissions as second lieutenants and complete the Air and Space Basic Course at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala.

ASU cadets selected for pilot training are Chaz Hobgood of Lubbock, Adam King of Fort Worth and Andrew Schurman of Abilene. Cadets selected for CSO slots are Aaron Dearick of Fort Worth, Kyle Hamer of Lubbock and Jonathan Vannoord of Sacramento, Calif.

Air Force pilots and CSOs, formerly called navigators, train at various bases around the country, including Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls, Laughlin AFB in Del Rio, Vance AFB in Eden, Okla., Columbus AFB in Columbus, Miss., and Whiting Field in Milton, Fla.

This is the second round of successful selections for ASU cadets in the past three months. In December, senior cadets Cristina Rangel and Todd Bryan also learned that they have received their first-choice Air Force assignments. Rangel was one of only 11 cadets nationwide to be selected for duty in the Office of Special Investigations (OSI), and Bryan was selected for pilot training.

For more information, call the ASU ROTC office at 942-2036.