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NDSU Student Receives Army Promotion to Major

Posted: Nov 30, 2011

Maj. Zabaldano (left) and Lt. Col. Matt ShatzkinJoseph Zabaldano, a graduate student in the managerial logistics program, was promoted to the rank of major in the U.S. Army on Nov. 17. The promotion ceremony was conducted at NDSU by Lt. Col. Matt Shatzkin and Capt. Josh Smith published the orders.

Zabaldano entered the Army in May 2002. He was promoted to first lieutenant in 2003 and to captain in 2005, during ceremonies conducted in Iraq and Afghanistan, respectively.

The promotion to major was especially important to Zabaldano because it is the first promotion where his family has been present. His brother, John Zabaldano, pinned the rank of major on him.

Zabaldano said his experiences in the managerial logistics program will help prepare him for the greater responsibilities of being a field officer, and has honed his logistical skills that are vital to an officer in his position.

Published in NDSU's staff newsletter
It's Happening at State
November 30, 2011

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