Tech commissions first Louisiana Space Force officer

Louisiana Tech commissioned the first U.S. Space Force cadet from not only the university but from the entire state of Louisiana.

Tech Air Force ROTC senior and Natchitoches native Russell Stultz was chosen from all of the Air Force officer candidates in the nation to be commissioned in the United States’ Space Force, one of only 9 of 595 candidates to be so chosen. Cadet Stultz is the first cadet not only from Tech, but in the state to be chosen to serve in the Nation’s newest armed force.

Russell Stultz will be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States’ Space Force upon his graduation from Tech on May 21, 2022. He was given the news about his selection and presented with his Space Force patches by Tech President Les Guice. 

As a student at Tech, he balanced his studies with Air Force ROTC, and twice as president of the Bulldog Rugby Team. He will earn a degree in mechanical engineering along with his military commission.

Photo: LA Tech Air Force ROTC


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