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Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering : Display Biographical Details

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MAJ Nestor Echeverria

US Army
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Contact Information:
Office Location: Bldg 753, Science Center, Room 630
Phone: 845.938.0208

MAJ Echeverria is the Course Director for NE350 Radiological Engineering Design. He graduated from the University of Utah in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil and environmental engineering. He commissioned through ROTC into the aviation branch and attended flight school and the aviation officer basic course at Fort Rucker, AL. After qualifying in the UH-60L Blackhawk, he was assigned to 2-25 Aviation Regiment at Wheeler Army Airfield, HI, where he deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was later assigned to serve as the 25th Infantry Division G-3 Aviation operations officer and deployed again to Iraq. After completing the Aviation Captains’ Career Course, MAJ Echeverria was assigned as the Lessons Learned Integration Officer for the Aviation Directorate of Training and Doctrine. He was then selected to serve as a company commander for 1-11th Aviation Regiment, first as HHC commander and then as Alpha Company commander. Nestor attended graduate school at the University of Wisconsin – Madison where he earned a Master of Science degree in nuclear engineering and engineering physics. His courses of study primarily focused on the nuclear fuel cycle and the employment of nuclear energy. In addition to teaching, he is involved in various community activities and is involved in leadership education initiatives at West Point as a platoon mentor for company E-3.Major Echeverria is originally from Salt Lake City, UT and is married to Sparkle. He has 4 children. His outside interests include mixed martial arts, woodworking, and spending time outdoors with his family.