Detachment 665 Recruiting Officer

Major George D. Missinne

operations flight commander

Major George D. Missinne is the Recruiting Officer 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 oversees and facilitates the recruiting, education, training, and character building of students from among twelve universities and colleges for commissioning into the United States Air Force as Second Lieutenants.

Major Missinne earned his commission in 2011 from the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Detachment 295, at the University of Louisville after serving 8 years enlisted in the United States Army as an AH-64 Apache Helicopter Crewchief.  As a career Acquisitions Officer, he has worked to develop and deliver several critical Air Force weapons systems including hypersonic weapons delivery vehicles and payloads, Air Force Satellite Control Network, Space Based Infrared System, and airborne GPS resiliency modifications for Air Force Special Operations Command. His acquisition efforts have directly impacted Air Force weapons programs totaling over seven billion dollars in value. His deployment experiences include combat tours for Operations ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM, and RESOLUTE SUPPORT. Major Missinne also deployed in support of the United States Special Operations Command and United States Joint Special Operations Command.

Prior to his current assignment, MajorMissinne was the Operations Officer for the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 665. He also served as the Cyber Readiness Officer for the Space Based Infrared Systems, Buckely AFB, CO where he was responsible for planning and acquisitions of next-generation cybersecurity facilities and personnel for all ground based information systems.

Education

2004 Professional Leadership Development Course, Ft Bragg, NC
2006 FAA Airframe & Powerplant Certification
2011 Bachelors of Science Degree in Curriculum Development, University of Louisville, KY
2014 Space Operations Course, Peterson AFB, CO
2015 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL
2016 Space Systems Advanced Course, Peterson AFB, CO
2016 DAWIA Level 2 Program Management Certification
2018 AFROTC Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies Course, Maxwell AFB, AL

Assignments

1. Mar 00 – Mar 08, US Army Enlisted AH-64 Maintenance Technician/Crewchief, Camp Eagle, ROK;  Ft Bragg, NC; Afghanistan, Iraq, and Ft Knox, KY
2. Feb 12 – Feb 13, Commander’s Action Group Team Lead, Remote Network Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB, CA
3. Feb 13 – Feb 14, Lead Recorder for LISC ACAT 1 Source Selection, Remote Network Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB, CA
4. Mar 14 – Sep 14, Chief Operations Officer, Defense Contract Management Agency Headquarters-Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan
5. Oct 14 – Feb 15, Project Manager, Hypersonic Weapons Development, Advanced Combat Systems Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB, CA
6. Mar 16 – Apr 18, Transition Manager, Space Based Infrared Systems (SBIRS) Block 20, Buckley AFB, CO
7. Apr 18 – Sep 18, GHOST #159 Program Manager for SOCOM Fixed-Wing, MacDill AFB, FL
8. Oct 18 – Dec 18, Cyber Readiness Officer, SBIRS-Ground Architecture, Buckley AFB, CO
9. Jan 19 – June 30, 2021, Operations Officer and Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, Detachment 665, University of Cincinnati, OH
10. July 1, 2021 - present, Recruiting Officer and Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, Detachment 665, University of Cincinnati, OH

Major Awards and Decorations

Joint Service Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Army Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

Effective Dates of Promotion

Second Lieutenant, 12 June 2011
First Lieutenant, 14 Oct 2013
Captain, 14 Oct 2015
Major, July 1, 2021