Maj. Donald Land, Air Force ROTC Detachment 595 instructor and commandant of cadets, won the Leo A. Codd Memorial Award as best Air Force ROTC instructor. He was selected from among 529 instructors for the national award, given annually to the top ROTC instructors in each branch of the service.
The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) sponsors the award in honor of the late Col. Leo A. Codd, a strong supporter of ROTC. As the first place winner, Land received a plaque, $500 savings bond and free one-year membership in the NDIA.
Land, a 1997 Air Force ROTC graduate from East Carolina University, has served three years as a member of the cadre at Detachment 595.
He will depart in July to be the chief of the Operations Division for the 13th Air Force Communications Directorate at Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii.