AFROTC Detachment 925 cadre




Cadre


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Lieutenant Colonel Christina M. Schmoker



Lieutenant Colonel Christina M. Schmoker is the current Commander for the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Detachment 925, University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is responsible for leading the active duty cadre in the education and development of future Air Force leaders.


Lieutenant Colonel Schmoker graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1998 and enlisted in the Wisconsin Air National Guard. She attended Basic Military Training in 1999 and was initially trained as a Vehicle Operator. She earned a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in May 2000 and applied for and received her commission through the Academy of Military Science, Knoxville, Tennessee in February 2002 as a Logistics Readiness Officer. Previous to this assignment, Lieutenant Colonel Schmoker was the Commander, 115th Logistics Readiness Squadron, 115th Fighter Wing, Dane County Regional Airport-Truax Field, Wisconsin where she led a diverse squadron of 75 Airmen specializing in Operations Compliance, Fuels Management, Vehicle Management, Deployment and Distribution as well as Material Management—ready to fulfill global commitments in support of expeditionary and homeland defense.


Lieutenant Colonel Schmoker served in a variety of leadership positions at the squadron, wing and headquarters levels and ha deployed multiple times in support of Operations SOUTHERN WATCH, JOINT FORGE and ENDURING FREEDOM.



    EDUCATION

  1. 1998 Bachelor of Art degree in Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  2. 2000 Master of Science in Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  3. 2009 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
  4. 2015 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
  5. 2017 Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy, Edgewood College

ASSIGNMENTS
  1. August 1998-February 2002, Vehicle Operator, 115th Logistics Squadron, 115th Fighter Wing, Dane County Regional Airport, Truax Field, Madison, Wisconsin.
  2. February 2002- August 2008, Logistics Readiness Officer, 115th Logistics Readiness Squadron, 115th Fighter Wing, Dane County Regional Airport, Truax Field, Madison, Wisconsin.
  3. August 2008-November 2010, Director of Personnel, 115th Force Support Squadron, 115th Fighter Wing, Dane County Regional Airport, Truax Field, Madison, Wisconsin.
  4. November 2010-May 2012, Operations Officer, 115th Force Support Squadron, 115th Fighter Wing, Dane County Regional Airport, Truax Field, Madison, Wisconsin.
  5. May 2012-July 2013, Deployment and Distribution Officer in Charge/Operations Officer, 115th Logistics Readiness Squadron, 115th Fighter Wing, Dane County Regional Airport, Truax Field, Madison, Wisconsin.
  6. August 2013-April 2015, Wing Executive Officer, 115th Fighter Wing, Dane County Regional Airport, Truax Field, Madison, Wisconsin.
  7. May 2015-May 2017, Commander, 115th Logistics Readiness Squadron, 115th Fighter Wing, Dane County Regional Airport, Truax Field, Madison, Wisconsin.
  8. June 2017-Present, Commander, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 925, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
  • Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
  • Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
  • Air Force Achievement Medal
  • Air Force Meritorious Unit Award
  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with valor device
  • Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • Global War On Terrorism Service Medal
  • Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold border
  • Air Force Longevity Service
  • Armed Force Reserve Medal with 1 'M' device

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
  • Airman First Class: 10 August 1998
  • Senior Airman: 1 January 2000
  • Staff Sergeant: 7 January 2002
  • Second Lieutenant: 22 Febuary 2002
  • First Lieutenant: 22 Febuary 2004
  • Captain: 22 Febuary 2006
  • Major: 22 Febuary 2010
  • Lieutenant Colonel: 20 July 2015

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Captain Rachel J. Petri-Rose


Captain Rachel J. Petri-Rose is the operations flight commander, Air Force ROTC, Detachment 925, University of Wisconsin-Madison. As such, she oversees the cadet training program and instructs Aerospace curriculum.


Captain Petri-Rose was raised in Racine, Wisconsin, enlisted in the Army in 1994 serving as a supply specialist. In 2004, she enlisted in the Air Force where she served as a computer networking specialist until receiving her commission from Officer Training School in 2008. Prior to her current position, she was the executive officer to the commander of the 22d Mission Support Group at McConnell AFB in Kansas.


    EDUCATION
  1. 2006 Bachelor of Science, Workforce Education and Development, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
  2. 2007 Associate in Applied Science, Information Systems Technology, Community College of the Air Force
  3. 2008 Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
  4. 2011 Practical Applications of Adult Education, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
  5. 2012 Theories and Principles of Adult Education, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
  6. 2012 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence
  7. 2012 Advanced Principles of Instructional Design, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
  8. 2012 Master of Science, Adult Education, Troy University, Montgomery, Alabama
  9. 2012 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Alabama


ASSIGNMENTS
  1. July 2008 - October 2009, Air Transportation Operations Center Duty Officer, 60 APS, Travis AFB, CA
  2. October 2009 - January 2010, Passenger Operations Asst Officer in Charge, 60 APS, Travis AFB, CA
  3. January 2010 - February 2011, Passenger Operations Flight Commander, 60 APS, Travis AFB, CA
  4. February 2011- June 2011, Squadron Executive Officer, 60 LRS, Travis AFB, CA
  5. June 2011 - August 2011, Air & Space Basic Course Flight Commander, Maxwell AFB, AL
  6. August 2011 - October 2012, Distance Learning Programmer, Maxwell AFB, AL
  7. October 2012 - August 2014, Squadron Officer School Flight Commander, Maxwell AFB, AL
  8. August 2014 - March 2015, Deployment and Distribution Flight Commander, 22 LRS, McConnell AFB, KS
  9. March 2015 - June 2015, Fuels Management Flight Commander, 22 LRS, McConnell AFB, KS
  10. July 2015 - March 2016, Executive Officer, 22 MSG, McConnell AFB, KS
  11. March 2016- present, Operations Flight Commander, AFROTC Det 925, University of Wisconsin-Madison


    AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
  • Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
  • Joint Service Achievement Medal
  • Air Force Good Conduct Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Armed Forces Service Medal


EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
  • Second Lieutenant: 18 June 2008
  • First Lieutenant: 18 June 2010
  • Captain: 18 June 2012
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Thomas A. Mitrosz


Captain Thomas A. Mitrosz is currently the Recruiting Flight Commander at Detachment 925 AFROTC, University of Wisconsin, Madison. His job responsibilities include overseeing the cadet training program and management of all detachment recruiting and scholarship efforts. Also, he instructs the AS 100 & AS 200 course at UW Madison and UW Whitewater.


Captain Mitrosz earned his commission through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at the Illinois Institute of Technology Detachment 195. He has aircraft maintenance experience on the E-4B and OC/RC/WC-135 aircraft.


    EDUCATION
  1. 2009 Associate in Arts, Criminal Justice, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois
  2. 2011 Bachelor of Arts, Criminology, Law, and Justice, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  3. 2015 Master of Arts, Criminal Justice, American Military University, Charles Town, West Virginia


ASSIGNMENTS
  1. December 2011 - March 2013: Asst. OIC, 83rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit, 55th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Offutt AFB, Nebraska (Deployed to OEF March 2013 – July 2013)
  2. August 2013 - May 2014: Asst. OIC, 1st Aircraft Maintenance Unit, 55th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Offutt AFB, Nebraska
  3. June 2014 - November 2014: Officer in Charge, 1st Aircraft Maintenance Unit, 55th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Offutt AFB, Nebraska (Deployed to OEF/OFS/OIR November 2014 – March 2015)
  4. March 2015 - July 2015: Officer in Charge, Aircraft Support Flight, 55th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Offutt AFB, Nebraska


    AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
  • Air Force Commendation Medal
  • Air Force Achievement Medal
  • Meritorious Unit Award with one oak left cluster
  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
  • Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
  • Air Force Training Ribbon


EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
  • Second Lieutenant: 15 May 2011
  • First Lieutenant: 23 August 2013
  • Captain: 23 August 2015
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Technical Sergeant Justin Hernandez


Technical Sergeant Justin Hernandez is the personnel NCOIC for the Air Force ROTC Detachment 925, University of Wisconsin-Madison. He enlisted in the Air Force on 17 July 2001, shortly after graduating from Billings West High School in Billings, Montana. Sergeant Hernandez began his career as a crew chief on the E-3 Sentry aircraft before cross training into the personnel career field in 2007. His time in personnel has been spent providing force support in multiple roles to include commander support staff, enlisted/officer evaluations, personnel readiness, and casualty services.



    EDUCATION
  1. 2007 Airman Leadership School
  2. 2013 Associate Degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology, Community College of the Air Force
  3. 2013 Associate Degree in Human Resource Management, Community College of the Air Force
  4. 2015 Noncomissioned Officer Academy

ASSIGNMENTS
  1. May 2002 - July 2007: E-3 Crew Chief, Tinker AFB, OK
  2. July 2007 - May 2008: Commander Support Staff, Tinker AFB, OK
  3. May 2008 - July 2010: Enlisted/Officer Evaluations, Tinker AFB, OK
  4. September 2009 - March 2010: Deployed to Kyrgyzstan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom
  5. July 2010 - Mar 2011: Personnel Readiness Cell, Randolph AFB, TX
  6. Mar 2011 - October 2014: Air Force Casualty Services, Randolph AFB, TX
  7. October 2014 - Present: AFROTC Detachment 925, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin
  8. March 2016 - October 2016: Deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel


    AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal
  • Air Force Commendation Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • Air Force Achievement Medal
  • Meritorious Unit Award (1 Oak Leaf Cluster)
  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award w/ Valor Device (2 Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • Air Force Good Conduct Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Air Force Overseas Short Tour Ribbon
  • Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon w/ Gold Border
  • Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon (2 Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon
  • Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Rifle)
  • Air Force Training Ribbon
  • NATO Medal


EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
  • Airman Basic: 17 July 2001
  • Airman First Class: 3 September 2001
  • Senior Airman: 3 January 2004
  • Staff Sergeant: 1 October 2007
  • Technical Sergeant: 1 December 2013
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Staff Sergeant Brandon J. Strand


Staff Sergeant Brandon J. Strand is the Noncommissioned Officer in Charge of Administration Management, Air Force ROTC, Detachment 925, University of Wisconsin-Madison. As such, he oversees the process to ensure the error-free commissioning of cadets as second lieutenants.


Sergeant Strand was raised in Louisiana. In 2010 he departed for Lackland AFB, Texas to attend Basic Military Training (BMT). Upon graduating BMT and Technical Training, he served the United States Air Force as an Information Management Specialist at Davis-Monthan AFB across four different units supporting four different missions.ommunity College of the Air Force Degree in Information Technology.



    EDUCATION
  1. 2010 Information Management Course, Community College of the Air Force
  2. 2010 Knowledge Operation Management Course, Community College of the Air Force
  3. 2012 Status of Reports and Training Course, Air Combat Command, Air Force
  4. 2016 Airman Leadership School, Barnes Center, Air Force

ASSIGNMENTS
  1. July 2010 - September 2010, Basic Military Training, 323 TRS, Lackland AFB, TX
  2. September 2010 – March 2011, Information Management Training, 336 TRS Keesler AFB, MS
  3. March 2011 – July 2012, Base Work Order Management System Manager, 335 CS, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ
  4. July 2012 – August 2012, Group Knowledge Operation Manager, 55 ECG, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ
  5. August 2012 – September 2015, Administration Specialist, 755 AMXS, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ
  6. September 2015 – January 2017, NCOIC, Commander’s Support Staff, 355 LRS, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ
  7. February 2017 – present, NCOIC, Administration Management, Det 925, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI


    AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
  • Air Force Commendation Medal
  • Meritorious Unit Award
  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (1 Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • Air Force Good Conduct Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon
  • United States Air Force Professional Military Education Graduate Ribbon
  • Air Force Training Ribbon


EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
  • Airman First Class: 6 July 2010
  • Senior Airman: 6 Nobember 2012
  • Staff Sergeant: 1 September 2016







All cadre information current as of October 9 2017