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Lt. Col. Ernesto Curiel

Lt. Col. Ernesto Curiel

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

Biography forthcoming.

Lt. Col. Micheal S. Carrizales

Lt. Col. Micheal S. Carrizales

Operations Officer
Professor of Aerospace Studies
3875 Holman Street Room 109
Houston, TX 77204-5048

Lieutenant Colonel Micheal Carrizales is the Operations Officer of Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 003, University of Houston, Houston, Texas. He 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 Carrizales was commissioned in 2001 through the Air Force Officer Training School.  He graduated from Wesley College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Literature. He earned a Master of Arts degree in Spiritual Formation from Northwest Nazarene University in 2008.

Lieutenant Colonel Carrizales is a master air battle manager with more than 3100 flying hours in multiple E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) variants, including over 900 combat hours. Most recently, Lieutenant Colonel Carrizales served as an E-3 Mission Crew Commander and Instructor Senior Director, Director of Staff at the 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron, and Deputy Chief of Advanced Programs at the 18th Wing, Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan. As an E-3 Mission Crew Commander, he was responsible for the overall execution of the E-3 tactical mission as tasked by authorities in the Pacific theater of operations.

Lieutenant Colonel Carrizales has deployed in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM and OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE; as well as in support of counter-drug operations in South America.

EDUCATION

  • 1996 Bachelor of Arts Degree, Biblical Literature, Wesley College, Florence, MS.
  • 2008 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL., by correspondence.
  • 2008 Master of Arts Degree, Spiritual Formation, Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, ID.
  • 2014 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL., by correspondence.

ASSIGNMENTS

  1. September 2001 – June 2003, Student, Air Battle Manager Undergraduate Training, 325 Air Control Squadron, Tyndall AFB, FL.
  2. June 2003 – November 2008, Deputy Chief of Squadron Training, Deputy Chief of Tactics, Assistant Flight Commander, 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron, Tinker AFB, OK.
  3. November 2008 – January 2012, Assistant Operations Officer, Flight Commander, Detachment 1, 605th Test and Evaluation Squadron, Seattle, WA.
  4. January 2012 – August 2015, Chief of Wing Plans, 552nd Air Control Wing; Assistant Director of Operations/Instructor Senior Director, 552nd Training Squadron; Assistant Director of Operations, 965th Airborne Air Control Squadron, Tinker AFB, OK.
  5. August 2015 – June 2018, Chief of Combat Operations, Chief of Defensive Operations/Senior Air Defense Officer, 613th Air Operations Center, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI.
  6. June 2018 – April 2021, Director of Staff, 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron; Deputy Chief of Advanced Programs, 18th Wing, Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan.
  7. April 2021 – Present, Operations Officer, AFROTC Detachment 003, University of Houston, Houston, TX.

FLIGHT INFORMATION

  • Rating: Master Air Battle Manager
  • Flight hours: More than 3100
  • Aircraft flown: E-3 AWACS (multiple variants)

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Air Medal
  • Air Force Commendation Medal
  • Combat Readiness Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Humanitarian Service Medal

(Current as of August 2021)

David Whitfield

Capt. David Whitfield

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

Biography forthcoming.

TSgt Madison Robbins

TSgt. Madison Robbins

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

Technical Sergeant Madison A Robbins is the Non-commissioned officer in charge of administration for cadets and cadre within Detachment 003. She is responsible for managing personnel records and processing administration tasks 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

  • 2009 Information Management Technical School, Keesler AFB, MS
  • 2013 Airman Leadership School, Hill AFB, UT
  • 2013 Community College of the Air Force, Information Resources Management Degree, Hill AFB, UT
  • 2020 Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Peterson AFB, CO

ASSIGNMENTS

  1. November 2008-January 2009, Trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, TX
  2. January 2009-April 2009, Student, Technical Training School, Keesler AFB, MS
  3. April 2009-January 2014, Wing Knowledge Operations, 75 Air Base Wing, Hill AFB, UT
  4. February 2014-January 2016, Supervisor Passenger Travel, Joint Forces Command NATO HQ, Naples, Italy
  5. January 2016-February 2018, NCOIC, Commander’s Action Group, JFC/US Navy NATO HQ, Naples, Italy
  6. February 2018-August 2021, NCOIC, Administration, Air Support Operations Squadron, Fort Carson, CO
  7. August 2021-Present, NCOIC, Administration Management, AFROTC Detachment 003, University of Houston, Houston, Texas

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

  • Air Force Achievement Medal
  • Joint Service Commendation Medal
  • Navy Commendation Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • Air Force Commendation Medal
SSgt. Dacion Brown

SSgt. Dacion Brown

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

EDUCATION

  • 2018   Deliberate Crisis Action Planning & Execution Segment, Keesler AFB, Mississippi
  • 2018   Silver Flag, Tyndall AFB, Florida
  • 2020   Airmen Leadership School Altus AFB, Oklahoma 

ASSIGNMENTS

  1. September 2016–November 2016, Trainee, 331st Basic Military Training Squadron, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
  2. November 2016–January 2017, Technical school student, Personnel Apprentice Course, 335th Training, Keesler AFB, Mississippi
  3. January 2017–July 2018, Force Management Technician, 97th Force Support Squadron, Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma (July 2018–Feb 2019, PERSCO Sustainment, 379h Air Expeditionary Wing, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar)
  4. April 2019–October 2021, Installation Readiness Technician, 97th Force Support Squadron, Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma
  5. October 2021–Present, NCOIC Personnel, AFROTC Detachment 003, University of Houston, Houston, Texas

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

  • Air Force Achievement Medal
  • Air Force Commendation Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • AF Outstanding Unit Award
  • Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
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 AND 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

 

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