The Division of Academic and Student Affairs (DASA) has a lot to be proud of. After all, we are home to many of the programs that have the greatest impact on students outside of the classroom. But we take particular pride in the work of our ROTC units. The military personnel on our campus do their jobs not with the expectation of recognition, but because it is necessary, important work, and because they are dedicated to helping our students thrive. We are pleased to celebrate the recent achievements of our own Air Force ROTC (AFROTC) Detachment 595, appropriately known as the Wolfpack Warriors. Detachment 595 is the recipient of multiple Air Force ROTC Southeast Region Annual Awards.
Captain Trevoron Jones has been named the Education Flight Commander of the Year. Jones was judged, among other things, on his job performance and abilities as a leader. Under his guidance, NC State’s AFROTC program has seen the highest enrollment of women and minority cadets in the detachment’s 65 year history. In addition to his responsibilities as an officer, Jones actively seeks opportunities to impact the community, organizing a 5K run for 750 participants and volunteering with Arc of Wake county. He also coordinates team-building activities for ROTC cadets. Jones also dedicates time to his own self improvement: he is currently pursuing an M.A. in Business Management and maintains a 3.8 GPA.
Technical Sergeant Matthew Krizmanich was recognized as the Southeast Region’s Education Flight Commander of the Year. He has been an asset to the detachment, flawlessly managing department budgets and scholarship funds, and he has developed strong working relationships with peer organizations. Krizmanich also serves as a mentor for officer candidates with the Arnold Air Society, and to date has dedicated more than 200 volunteer hours to the USO. This is not the first time Krizmanich has been recognized by DASA for his contribution to NC State; he was the only enlisted ROTC officer to receive the 2014 Pride of the Wolfpack Award.
Additionally, the detachment as a whole was recognized for the work of its outstanding leaders. The 595th was named the Best Medium Unit of the Year. This award, while intended to highlight the work of the cadre, is without question a reflection of the efforts of the entire detachment.
Detachment 595 has been a part of NC State since 1949 and has grown to become one of the top AFROTC detachments in the nation. The men and women of NC State’s AFROTC unit strive to promote a culture of teamwork, leadership, and communication. They dedicate themselves to shaping our students as leaders, and ultimately, to serving our nation. We are privileged to include the Wolfpack Warriors as part of the DASA community.