Siloam Springs, Ark. (May 20, 2005) - John Brown University senior Casey Haase was named Cadet Wing Commander by the U.S. Air Force ROTC program on Thursday, May 5. Haase, a native of Rocky Comfort, Mo. expects to graduate from JBU in May of 2006 with a degree in mechanical engineering. Haase’s parents are Don and Jamie Haase from Rocky Comfort, Mo. After serving his corps as the Logistics Flight Commander the previous fall and the Mission Support Group Commander in the spring, Haase will assume his new position in the fall semester. The Cadet Wing Commander is the highest post an Air Force ROTC cadet can hold. Haase will directly supervise the approximately 68 AFROTC cadets, work as liaison between the cadre (the officers and enlisted personnel) and the cadet corps. Each week, Haase will publish the operational orders of the week and see to the administration of any orders given by the Commandant of Cadets. When Haase graduates from the AFROTC, he will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air Force and plans to work in the space and missile career field. John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked eighth by U.S. News & World Report in the Southern Region. JBU enrolls more than 1,900 students from 43 states and 39 countries. JBU is a member of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.