Trevor P. Joseph (’08)

Category: Army ROTC Alumni Council Hall of Fame | Communities

Major Trevor Joseph graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2008 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps. After deploying with the 82nd Airborne Division to Afghanistan as a Medical Platoon Leader and Battalion Medical Officer, he was selected to attend Flight School. In 2010 he began flying Blackhawk helicopters as a MedEvac pilot.

Joseph deployed again to Afghanistan with the 1st infantry Division. In 2016, Major Joseph and the other 3 members of the DUSTOFF 62 MedEvac flight crew were awarded the Air Medal with Valor in Combat for their actions during the Battle of Boz Qandahari. This MedEvac mission extracted 6 casualties from a landing zone that was under intense enemy fire. The “DUSTOFF Association” recognized the actions of DUSTOFF 62 with the award of “MISSION of the YEAR”.

Major Joseph assumed command of Cajun DUSTOFF at Ft. Polk, LA in support of the Joint Readiness Training Center, which is recognized as the busiest MedEvac unit in the US Army. Joseph, while flying a rescue mission to extract an injured soldier during training, was tragically killed in an aircraft accident on 26 September, 2019.

Major Joseph is survived by his wife Erin and parents Peter and Nancy.