Louisiana’s First Officer to be Commissioned in the United States’ Space Force is a LA Tech Graduate from Natchitoches

NCHS and LSMSA 2018 alumni and LA Tech Air Force ROTC senior, 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 LA Tech, where he has maintained a 3.54 GPA, but in the state of Louisiana, 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 LA Tech May 21, 2022. He was given the news about his selection and presented with his Space Force patches by LA Tech President Les Guice on Wednesday, November 17.

Stultz was a four-year player on the NCHS soccer team, first as a Chief and then as a student at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts. As a student at LA 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.
The Natchitoches Parish Journal wishes to extend its best wishes to Russell Stultz as he takes his place in the defense of our nation. Godspeed Lieutenant!