MIT Senior Named Air Force Cadet of the Year

By Joseph Adelmann, Capt, USAF, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies

Cadet Col. Ryan W. CastoniaCadet Col. Ryan W. Castonia, a senior at MIT majoring in aerospace engineering, was recently named the 2009 United States Air Force Cadet of the Year by the Air Force Chief of Staff, General Norton A. Schwartz. This award recognizes the most outstanding cadet in one of the Air Force commissioning programs including the Air Force Academy, Officer Training School and Air Force ROTC. Cadet Castonia competed with approximately 5,000 cadets and was chosen for his achievements in the areas of military performance, academics and physical fitness. General Schwartz will present him with the award at the Pentagon later this year.

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