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Lt Col Mary “Catie” Hague

Lt Col Mary “Catie” Hague

Detachment 003 Commander
Professor of Aerospace Studies
3875 Holman Street Room 109
Houston TX 77204-5048

Lieutenant Colonel Mary Catherine “Catie” Hague is the Commander of Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 003, University of Houston, Houston, Texas. She is responsible for recruiting, educating, training, and inspiring men and women to become the highest quality leaders in the United States Air Force.

Lieutenant Colonel Hague graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Law. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Strategic Communication from the Missouri School of Journalism in 2008, followed by a Master of Science degree in Strategic Intelligence from the National Defense Intelligence College in 2011.

Lieutenant Colonel Hague began her 16-year career as a Public Affairs Officer for the 325th Fighter Wing at Tyndall AFB, FL, where she was the Chief of Internal Information. She continued on to the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center at Kirtland AFB, NM, where she was a test manager for chemical/biological warfare programs, working within the Joint community to test capabilities for rapid deployment to the warfighter. In 2002, she moved to the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards AFB, CA, to serve as the news service chief before transitioning to the Chief of Public Affairs for the Center’s supporting air base wing. Lieutenant Colonel Hague next became the Deputy Chief of Operations for Headquarters Air Force Space Command’s public affairs office. During her tenure, she managed media relations, internal information, plans, and broadcast operations. In 2009, she transitioned to the Pentagon as the executive officer to the Director of Air Force Public Affairs, followed by an assignment on the Joint Staff. During her time on the Joint Staff, Lieutenant Colonel Hague served as the personal Public Affairs advisor and speechwriter for the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as well as the Operations and Intelligence liaison within the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for Public Affairs. She provided public affairs guidance and advice to the Chairman, the Vice Chairman, Joint Directors and the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, and prepared them to engage with the media on key operational issues. Lieutenant Colonel Hague’s last assignment prior to taking command of Detachment 003, was Director of Operations for AFROTC Detachment 805, Texas A&M University.

Lieutenant Colonel Hague has deployed in support of Operations NORTHERN WATCH, ENDURING FREEDOM, and IRAQI FREEDOM. During her most recent deployment, she served as the executive officer and public affairs advisor to the Director of Strategic Effects/Strategic Communication for Multi-National Force-Iraq.

EDUCATION

  • 1994, Graduate of the US Air Force Academy Preparatory School, US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
  • 1998, Bachelor of Science in Law, US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
  • 2004, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL
  • 2008, Master of Arts in Strategic Communication, Missouri School of Journalism, Columbia, MO
  • 2011, Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence, National Defense Intelligence College, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington D.C.

ASSIGNMENTS

  • Jul 98 – Feb 00, Public Affairs Officer, 325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs, Tyndall AFB, FL
  • Mar 00 – Jun 00, Public Affairs Officer, Operation NORTHERN WATCH, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey
  • Jun 00 – Aug 00, Public Affairs Officer, 325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs, Tyndall AFB, FL
  • Aug 00 – Dec 02, Test Manager, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Kirtland AFB, NM
  • Dec 02 – Dec 04, Chief of New Service, Air Force Flight Test Center Public Affairs, Edwards AFB, CA
  • Dec 04 – Jan 05, Chief of Public Affairs, 95th Air Base Wing, Edwards AFB, CA
  • Jan 05 – Jun 05, Chief of Public Affairs, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing, Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan
  • Jun 05 – Jun 06, Chief of Public Affairs, 95th Air Base Wing, Edwards AFB, CA
  • Jun 06 – Apr 08, Deputy Chief of Current Operations, Headquarters Air Force Space Command Public Affairs, Peterson AFB, CO
  • Apr 08 – Jul 09, Executive Officer and Public Affairs Advisor to the Director of Strategic Effects, Multi-National Force-Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Aug 09 – Aug 10, Executive Officer to the Director of Public Affairs, Secretary of the Air Force Office of Public Affairs, The Pentagon, Washington D.C.
  • Aug 10 – Jul 11, Student, National Defense Intelligence College, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington D.C.
  • Aug 11 – Jul 14, Public Affairs Officer, Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Public Affairs, The Pentagon, Washington D.C.
  • Jul 14 – Jul 16, Director of Operations, AFROTC Detachment 805, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  • Jul 16 – Present, Commander, AFROTC Detachment 003, University of Houston, Houston, TX

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

  • Bronze Star  
  • Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters 
  • Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster 
  • Army Commendation Medal  
  • National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal 
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal with bronze star
  • Iraq Campaign Medal   

ACHIEVEMENTS / DATES OF PROMOTION

  • Second Lieutenant - May 1998
  • First Lieutenan - May 2000
  • Captain - May 2002
  • Major - Nov 2007
  • Lieutenant Colonel - April 2013

(Current as of August 2016)

 

Captain Marcus Orallo

Captain R. Marcus Orallo III

Operations Flight Commander and Recruiting Officer
Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies
3875 Holman Street Room 109
Houston TX 77204-5048

Capt Robert Marcus Orallo III is the Operations Flight Commander and Recruiting Officer for Air Force ROTC Detachment 003, University of Houston. He is responsible for cadet operations, training, recruiting, and preparing officer candidates for Air Force commissioning through a comprehensive college program. Detachment 003 is composed of over 60 cadets from 15 colleges and universities in the Houston, Texas area.

Capt Orallo earned his Bachelors of Science from the University of Texas at San Antonio and commissioned through Air Force Reserve Officer Training Course as a Second Lieutenant in the Air Force in October of 2007. He was assigned to Dyess Air Force Base, Texas as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer and attended to Aircraft Maintenance Officer Course (April 2008). After joining the Air Force Reserves Capt Orallo cross-trained into Logistics and attended Logistics Readiness Officer Course (May 2013). Capt Orallo was most recently the Ramp Flight Commander, 26 Aerial Port Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio- Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

Prior to his current position, Capt Orallo served as an Officer Training School Instructor for the 24th Training Squadron at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. He instructed and educated cadets seeking a commission in the Air Force on Air Force doctrine and best practices in the military.

EDUCATION

  • 2005 Associate of Science Degree in General Sciences, Northwest Vista College
  • 2007 Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas.
  • 2007 Aerospace Basic Course, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
  • 2015 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

ASSIGNMENTS

  • October 2007 - August 2010, Aircraft Maintenance Officer, Dyess AFB, Texas
  • May 2013 – July 2016, Logistics Readiness Officer, JBSA Lackland AFB, Texas
  • August 2016 – February 2017, Aerial Port Commander, Iraq
  • March 2017 – August 2017, Officer Training School Instructor, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
  • August 2017 – Present, Operations Flight Commander and Recruiting Officer Houston, Texas

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Air Force Commendation Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

  • Second Lieutenant October 1, 2007
  • First Lieutenant October 14, 2009
  • Captain October 14, 2011

(Current as of Aug 2018)

Jennifer L. Beierle

1st Lieutenant Jennifer L. Beierle

Education Officer
Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies
3875 Holman Street Room 109
Houston TX 77204-5048

First Lieutenant Jennifer Beierle is an Assistant Professor of Air Force Sciences, Air Force ROTC Detachment 003 at University of Houston. She is responsible for recruiting and preparing officer candidates for Air Force commissioning through a comprehensive college program. Detachment 003 is composed of over 100 cadets from 17 colleges and universities in and around Houston, Texas.

Lieutenant Beierle entered the Air Force in June 2008 as an enlisted Airman. After serving three years as a Contracting Specialist, she received an enlisted commissioning scholarship and commissioned through AFROTC at the University of Portland in May of 2014.

Prior to her current position, Lieutenant Beierle served in various leadership positions for the 766th Specialized Contracting Squadron, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI. In these positions, she provided sound business advice and contracting services to six directorates and 31 units supporting United States Pacific Command, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, the 15th Wing and the 647th Air Base Group.

EDUCATION

  • 2014, Bachelor of Business Administration, Economics, University of Portland
  • 2017, Master of Business Administration, Indiana University
  • 2017, Master of Science, Strategic Management, Indiana University

ASSIGNMENTS

  • December 2008 - July 2011, Contracting Specialist, 2d Contracting Squadron, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana
  • January 2015 – July 2018, Flight Commander, 766th Specialized Contracting Squadron, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.
  • July 2018 – Present, Assistant Professor of Air Force Sciences, AFROTC Detachment 003, University of Houston, Houston, TX

MAJOR AWARDS & DECORATIONS

  • Air Force Commendation Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster
  • Joint Service Commendation Medal
  • Army Achievement Medal

ACHIEVEMENTS / DATES OF PROMOTION

  • Airman Basic - Jun 10, 2008
  • Airman - Dec 10, 2008
  • Airman First Class - Oct 10, 2009
  • Senior Airman - Dec 10, 2010
  • Second Lieutenant - May 2, 2014
  • First Lieutenant - Sep 8, 2016

(Current as of July 2018 )

TSgt LaToya M. Leon

TSgt LaToya M. Leon

Non-commissioned Officer in Charge of Administration
3875 Holman Street Room 109
Houston TX 77204-5048

TSgt LaToya M. Leon is the Non-commissioned Officer in Charge of Administration for Detachment 003. She is responsible for managing personnel records and processing personnel issues for 7 cadre, 15 AFIT/AECP students and over 77 cadets. She is responsible for the life cycle of over 100 cadets from 17 colleges and universities in the Houston Texas area.

EDUCATION

  • 2002, Information Management Technical School, Keesler AFB, Mississippi
  • 2007, Airman Leadership School, Okinawa, Japan
  • 2015, NCO Academy, Tyndall AFB, FL

ASSIGNMENTS

  • July 2002-October 2005, Information Manager, 3rd Security Forces Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, AK
  • July 2005-October 2006, Information Manager, 90th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Elmendorf AFB, AK
  • November 2006- October 2008 Operations Information Manager, 390th Intelligence Squadron, Kadena AB, Japan
  • October 2008 - July 2011 87th Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance, Fort George G. Meade, MD
  • July 2011- September 2012, NCOIC Knowledge Operations Management, 5th Field Investigation , Osan AB, Korea
  • October 2012- February 2015, Knowledge Operations Manager, 87th Mission Support Group, JBMDL, NJ
  • February 2015- November 2016, Knowledge Operations Manager, 87th Mission Support Group, JBMDL, NJ
  • November 2016 – Present, NCOIC Admin Management, AFROTC Detachment 003, University of Houston, Houston, TX

MAJOR AWARDS & DECORATIONS

  • Joint Service Commendation Medal
  • Air Force Commendation Medal
  • Joint Service Achievement Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal
  • Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Korean Defense Service Medal
  • Humanitarian Service Medal
  • Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal

(Current as of 11 July 2017 )

SSgt Erika N Collins

SSgt Erika N. Collins

Non-commissioned Officer in Charge of Personnel
3875 Holman Street Room 109
Houston TX 77204-5048

SSgt Erika N Collins is the Non-commissioned Officer in Charge of Personnel for Detachment 003. She is responsible for managing personnel records and processing personnel issues for 6 cadre, 24 AFIT/AECP students and over 77 cadets. She is responsible for the life cycle of over 100 cadets from 17 colleges and universities in the Houston Texas area.

EDUCATION

  • 2012 Personnel Technical School, Keesler AFB, Mississippi
  • 2015 Airman Leadership School, Randolph AFB, Texas

ASSIGNMENTS

  • October 2012 – February 2015, Student Assignments Technician, 802 FSS, Lackland AFB, Texas
  • February 2015 – August 2017, NCOIC Foreign Language Pay Bonus, AFPC, Randolph AFB, Texas
  • August 2017 – Present, NCOIC Personnel, AFROTC Detachment 003, University of Houston, Houston, TX

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

  • Air Force Commendation Medal
  • Air Force Achievement Medal
  • AF Good Conduct Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • AF Longevity Service
  • USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon
  • AF Training Ribbon

(Current as of Nov 2017) 

Mrs. Lisa Meza-Duran

Mrs. Lisa Meza-Duran

Office Supervisor
3875 Holman Street Room 109
Houston TX 77204-5048

Lisa Duran is Office Supervisor, Air Force ROTC Detachment 003, at the University of Houston. A University of Houston employee, Mrs. Duran is responsible for preparing officer candidates for Air Force commissioning through a comprehensive college program. Detachment 003 is composed of over 100 cadets from 17 colleges and universities in the Houston, Texas area.

She graduated from University of Houston in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication. She is currently getting her certification in Teaching. Ms. Duran has been with Detachment 003 since it stood up.

MAJOR AWARDS & DECORATIONS

  • SW Region Civilian of the Quarter, 1 Oct – Dec.  2006
  • SW Region Civilian of the Year, 1 Jan. – 31 Dec. 2006
  • SW Region Civilian of the Quarter, 1 Oct – Dec. 2007
  • SW Region Civilian of the Quarter, 1 Jan. – 31 Mar 2008
  • Sw Region Civilian of the Quarter, 1 July – Sept. 2008
  • SW Region Civilian of the Quarter, 1 Jan – Mar. 2010
  • SW Region Civilian of the Quarter, 1 Apr – 30 June 2011
  • SW Region Civilian of the Year, 1 Jan – 31 Dec. 2011

(Current as of July 2013 )

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Air Force ROTC

University of Houston | 3875 Holman Street Room 109 | Houston TX 77204-5048
Phone: 713-743-4932 | afrotc@uh.edu

| Current as of July 2018