Sergeant First Class Patrick Zinck
Stationed here at SFA, Sergeant Zinck works as a full-time recruiter for the Texas Army National Guard and as a liaison to the Lumberjack Battalion ROTC. His military career started in 1985, when he joined the U.S. Navy immediately after finishing high school. His time in the Navy took him on multiple deployments aboard the aircraft carriers USS Constellation and the USS Nimitz.
After his time in the Navy was complete, Sergeant Zinck returned home to pursue a college degree. He attended Southwestern Illinois College and Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. He finished his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at San Antonio. During his college time he served in the Coast Guard in the Reserves as well as Active Duty.
Sergeant Zinck transferred to the Texas Army National Guard in 2006. In August of 2008, he was transferred to Nacogdoches to work as a liaison to the Stephen F. Austin Army ROTC program.
In September of 2010, Sergeant Zinck was deployed for a year with the 36th Infantry Division to Basra, Iraq. He served as the division Satellite Communications Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge in support of Operation New Dawn.
Sergeant Zinck deployed again in February 2013, with the 36th Combat Aviation Brigade in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
He recently returned home to his family and his work, at SFA, in February 2014.
Sergeant Zinck’s family includes: Lorena, his beautiful wife of 24 years. Daughters Marina and Sophia and his son, Antonio.
Men’s Basketball game 06 Feb 2014 Versus Nicholls State University @ 6pm