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University of Cincinnati US AFROTC

Cadre and Staff

Lt. Colonel Moore

Lieutenant Colonel Tyler K. Moore

Lt Col Moore is the Commander and Professor of Aerospace Studies for the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 665 at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio.  In this capacity, he directs recruiting, educating, training, and character building of students from among twelve universities and colleges for commissioning into the United States Air Force as second lieutenants.

Lt Col Moore is from Spokane, WA.  He attended the United States Air Force Academy where he received his commission in 1993.  He attended the Air Force Intelligence Operations Officer course at Goodfellow AFB, TX as his first Air Force assignment His subsequent assignments cover a broad range of activities including advanced foreign technologies analysis, intelligence support to air operations, special operations intelligence activities, acquisition intelligence, deployed combat staff activities, survival training support, and intelligence capabilities and requirements management.

Major Mardis

Major Rusty E. Mardis

Major Mardis is the Operations Flight Commander and Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies for the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 665 at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. In this capacity, he advises recruiting, educating, training, and character building of students from among twelve universities and colleges for commissioning into the United States Air Force as second lieutenants.

Major Mardis is from Visalia, Kentucky. He enlisted in the Air Force in April 1990 and served as a Public Health Craftsman until he received his commission in December of 2001. As an officer he has served in a variety of Space and Missile duty assignments and in a contingency deployment for Operation Enduring Freedom. Prior to his current assignment, he was the OIC, Biometric Support Element in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Major Justin Wellen

Major Justin B. Wellen

Major Wellen is the Recruiting Flight Commander and Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies for the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 665 at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. In this capacity, he advises recruiting, educating, training, and character building of students from among twelve universities and colleges for commissioning into the United States Air Force as second lieutenants.

Major Wellen is from Cincinnati, Ohio. He received his commission in May of 1997 and began his career as a Transportation officer at Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina. Major Wellen has since converted to a Logistics Readiness Officer and served in a variety of duty assignments to include Germany, Turkey, and Hawaii. He has also completed contingency deployments for NATO, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Prior to his current assignment, he was the Chief of Joint Logistics Strategy and Doctrine Branch for Pacific Air Forces.

MSgt Sally Deppen

NCOIC, Personnel

SSgt Venisha Witherspoon

NCOIC, Knowledge Ops