By MIDN 3/C Lennert
The Boston NROTC Consortium is excited to welcome aboard LT Ryan Wielgus as the new 4/C advisor for the MIT side of the river.
LT Wielgus hails from Bethesda, MD, and is the only one in his family in the Navy. He was recruited to the Naval Academy for golf and became interested in being part of something bigger when he saw the Academy at a college fair. In 2009, he graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and four varsity letters as a NCAA Division I golfer. After commissioning, he spent a few months mentoring and tutoring students at the Naval Academy Preparatory School before heading to Pensacola for flight school. After completing flight school in 2011, LT Wielgus reported to Naval Station North Island, San Diego, CA, where he flew the MH-60R Seahawk with the Raptors of HSM-71. From September 2012 to May 2013, he deployed with Carrier Strike Group 3 to the Western Pacific and Middle East aboard the USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74).
Here in Boston, LT Wielgus is excited to pursue a graduate degree in such a lively and thriving city. He sees Boston as full of people with lots of energy and ambition, and is looking forward to being a part of it. He is also excited to teach, as it is something he greatly enjoys. To the midshipmen here, his advice is to “Have fun, take advantage of everything you can,” and, of course, to enjoy “real college”. The battalion is looking forward to working with him and learning from his experiences in the fleet.