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Lt. Col. Matthew Manning

Lt. Col. Matthew Manning

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

Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Manning is the Commander 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 Manning was commissioned in 2001 through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps upon graduating from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He earned a Master of Arts degree in Organization Management from George Washington University in 2008.

Lieutenant Colonel Manning is a command pilot with more than 2600 flying hours in fighter and training aircraft, including over 270 combat hours. Most recently, Lieutenant Colonel Manning served as a T-38 Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals Instructor Pilot, Operations Support Squadron Director of Operations, Wing Chief of Safety, and T-6 Instructor Pilot at the 80th Flying Training Wing, Sheppard AFB, TX. As an Instructor Pilot in both the T-38 and T-6 he was responsible for instructing students on the fundamental flying skills requisite for NATO combat pilots.

Lieutenant Colonel Manning has deployed in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM and OPERATION ODYSSEY DAWN; as well as to South Korea in support a Theater Security Package. During his most recent deployment, he served as the Chief of the Strategy Guidance Team in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, OPERATION FREEDOM’S SENTINEL, and OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE.

EDUCATION

  • 2000 Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC.
  • 2005 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL.
  • 2008 Master of Arts Degree, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
  • 2008 Air Force Intern Program, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
  • 2010 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL., by correspondence

ASSIGNMENTS

  • March 2001 – August 2001, Assistant Detachment Recruiting Officer, AFROTC Det 770, Clemson University, Clemson, SC.
  • August 2001 – September 2002, Student, Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training, 47th Flying Training Wing, Laughlin AFB, TX.
  • September 2002 – July 2006, Instructor Pilot/Flight Commander, 84th Flying Training Squadron, Laughlin AFB, TX.
  • July 2006 – November 2008, Air Force Intern Program, The Pentagon, Washington D.C.
  • November 2008 – September 2009, Student F-15E training, 333rd Fight Squadron, Seymour Johnson AFB, NC.
  • September 2009 – June 2012, Assistant Director of Operations, 494th Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England
  • June 2012 – May 2014, Course Director and Executive Officer, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL.
  • May 2014 – May 2015, Strategy Guidance Team Chief, Combined Air Operations Center, Al Udeid AB, Qatar.
  • May 2015 – June 2019, T-38 Introduction Fighter Fundamentals Instructor Pilot, 88th Fighter Training Squadron; Director of Operations, 80th Operations Support Squadron; T-6 Instructor Pilot, 89 Flying Training Squadron; and Wing Chief of Safety, 80th Flying Training Wing, Sheppard AFB, TX.
  • June 2019 – Present, Commander, AFROTC Detachment 003, University of Houston, Houston, TX

FLIGHT INFORMATION

  • Rating:  Command Pilot
  • Flight hours:  More than 2600
  • Aircraft flown:  F-15E, T-6, T-38, T-37

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Air Medal
  • Aerial Achievement Medal
  • Air Force Commendation Medal
  • Air Force Achievement Medal
  • Combat Readiness Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Korean Defense Service Medal
  • Air & Space Campaign Medal
  • Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
  • NATO Medal

(Current as of July 2019)

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)

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Capt. Randi Williams

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

Capt. Randi Williams is the Operations Flight Commander for Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 003, Univeristy of Houston, Texas. She is responsible for recruiting, educating, and training officer candidates preparing them to be future leaders in the United States Air Force.

Capt. Williams commissioned through Officer Training School in July 2012. She graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics in 2009. In 2017, she earned her Master of Science degree in Operations Research from the Air Force Institute of Technology. She has a total of eight years active duty and served as a flight test engineer, operations research analyst, and chief of plans and programs. Her previous assignments include Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. and Ramstein Air Base, Germany. She has deployed in support of United States Africa Command. Prior to her current position, the captain was a theater analyst for Headquarters United States Air Forces Europe-Air Forces Africa, Analysis, Assessments, and Lessons Learned, at Ramstein AB, Germany.

EDUCATION

  • 2009 Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
  • 2009 Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
  • 2017 Master of Science, Operations Research, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
  • 2018 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

ASSIGNMENTS

  1. April 2012–July 2012, Trainee, Officer Training School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
  2. July 2012–August 2015, F-16 Flight Test Engineer, 40th Flight Test Squadron, Eglin AFB, Fla. 
  3. August 2015–June 2017, Student, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
  4. July 2017–July 2020, Theater Analyst, HQ USAFE-AFAFRICA A9, Ramstein AB, Germany (September 2019–May 2020, Chief of Plans and Programs, 435th Air Expeditionary Wing, Ramstein AB, Germany)
  5. July 2020–Present, AFROTC Operations Flight Commander, AFROTC Det 003, University of Houston, Texas

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

  • Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
  • Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
Lieutenant Matthew T. Oertel

2d Lt. Matthew Oertel

Assistant Operations Flight Commander
3875 Holman Street Room 109
Houston, TX 77204-5048

Second Lieutenant Matthew T. Oertel is the Assistant Operations Flight Commander for Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 003, University of Houston, Texas. He supports in recruiting, educating, and training officer candidates preparing them to be future leaders in the United States Air Force.

Lieutenant Oertel was commissioned through North Carolina A&T University’s Reserve Officer Training Corps program in 2020. He graduated from Elon University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Lieutenant Oertel’s first assignment was as a Gold Bar Diversity Recruiter, where he recruited quality candidates for AFROTC throughout Houston, Louisiana, and Arkansas.

EDUCATION

  • 2020 Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Elon University, Elon, North Carolina

ASSIGNMENTS

  1. June 2020 – August 2021, Gold Bar Recruiter, AFROTC Detachment 003, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
  2. August 2021 – Present, Assistant Operations Flight Commander, AFROTC Detachment 003, University of Houston, Houston, Texas

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

  • Air Force Achievement Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • AF Training Ribbon
  • Global War on Terrorism

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Second Lieutenant May 21, 2020

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, TXouston, Texas

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

  • Air Force Achievement Medal
  • Joint Service Commendation Medal
  • Navy Commendation Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • Air Force Commendation Medal
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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