AAS C/Capt Austin Horton
Raised in Stafford, VA, AAS C/Capt Austin Horton joined AFROTC and AAS because he has a charismatic personality, and both organizations encourage community service. He is a down-to-earth guy that will lend a helping hand without hesitation, and his peers regard him as a reliable wingman.
Currently a junior majoring in mechanical engineering, Austin plans to commission into the Air Force in May of 2020 as a rated pilot. His main source of inspiration is his grandfather who was enlisted in the Air Force for 20 years.
In his freshman year, Austin served as Detachment 775's GMC Adviser and helped organize numerous GMC calls and MWR events. On several occasions he has received Cadet of the Month/Semester nominations and is regarded as one of the top performers in his AS class. In addition to being the Squadron Deputy Commander, Austin is also the COLACON 2018 Director of Information Management. He has previously served as the Squadron Information Management Officer.
If he isn't studying or working on something, Austin will be outside playing sports or relaxing. He especially enjoys listening to music or tossing around a frisbee with friends.