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Lieutenant Colonel Pedro E. Matos is the commander, AFROTC Det 847, Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas. He is responsible for recruiting, training, motivating, and educating Air Force officer candidates.  He is the senior Air Force officer on the campus with dual responsibilities as detachment commander and Chairman of the Department of Aerospace Studies with rank of full professor. Lieutenant Colonel Matos is responsible for determining who is accepted, trained, and ultimately commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force. Prior to his selection as a commander, Lt Col Matos was the Executive Officer to the Deputy Commander, United States Southern Command, and a Political-Military Strategist in which he was responsible for all Pol-Mil affairs aspects of Central America Countries.  Prior to his assignment to USSOUTHCOM, Lt Col Matos was the Commander of  the 17th Training Group, Detachment 1, Fort Huachuca, Arizona.  He commanded a geographically-separated unit providing training for Air Force personnel attending multiservice courses in Signals Intelligence, Workstation Maintenance, and Foreign Instrumentation Signals.

Lt Col Matos was born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico in 1974 and graduated from Benito Cerezo High School in 1992. He received a bachelor’s degree from Inter-American University in 1996, a master’s degree in Human Resources from Oklahoma University in 2004, and a second master’s degree in Military Operational Art and Science from  Air University in 2010.

Lt Col Matos entered the Army in 1996 as a distinguished graduate of the Army ROTC program from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus.  In 2001, after four years in the Army, he was approved for an Inter-Service transfer to the US Air Force.  He served in Saudi Arabia as a Senior Wing Reporting Officer during Operation Iraqi Freedom supporting 15+ airframes.  Lt Col Matos also supported USSOUTHCOM Commanders’ theater security objectives under “Plan Patriota” as the Senior Air Force Intelligence Advisor to the 3rd Division Commander in Colombia, providing mission planning support to over 25,000 soldiers, Airmen, and Sailors. After his deployment to Colombia, he was the Chief, ISR Policy Branch at the Headquarters Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency, Lackland AFB, Texas.

Education

  • 1996 Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, Cum Laude, Inter-American University of Puerto Rico
  • 1996 Distinguished Graduate, Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, University of Puerto Rico
  • 1998 Army Military Intelligence Officer Basic Course, Ft. Huachuca, AZ
  • 2001 Squadron Officer School (in residence), Maxwell AFB, Ala.
  • 2002 Distinguished Graduate, Intelligence Officer Course, Goodfellow, AFB, TX
  • 2004 Masters of Human Relations, University of Oklahoma
  • 2007 Air Command and Staff College (Correspondence)
  • 2010 Masters in Military Operational Art and Science, Air University, Maxwell AFB, TX
  • 2013 Air War College (Correspondence)

Assignments

  1. Sep 1996-Jan 1997, Student, Defense Language Institute, English Language Center, Lackland AFB, Texas
  2. Jan 1997-Sep 1998, Student, Military Intelligence Officers Basic Course, FT. Huachuca, Arizona
  3. Sep 1998-Sep2001, Watch Officer/Platoon Leader, Global Response Operations Facility and SOUTHCOM desk Officer, NSA/CSS, FT Meade, Maryland
  4. Sep 2001-Jan 2003, Student, USAF Intelligence Officer Course & Air Defense Command and Control Warfare & Intelligence Preparation of the Battlespace Course, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
  5. Jan 2003-Jan 2005, Chief, Intelligence Targeting and Resources, Spangdahlem AB, Germany
  6. Feb 2003-May 2003, Chief, Wing Reporting (Deployed), PSAB, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  7. Jan 2005-Jan 2007, Director of Operations & Chief, Group Stan Eval, Inter-American Air Forces Academy, Lackland AFB, Texas
  8. May 2006-Dec 2006, Senior Intelligence Advisor (Deployed), US Embassy in Colombia
  9. Jan 2007- July 2008, Chief, ISR Policy Branch, AF ISR Agency, Lackland AFB, Texas
  10. July 2008 – July 2009, Commander, 17th Training Group, Detachment 1, Fort Huachuca, AZ
  11. Aug 2009 – June 2010, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL
  12. July 2010-July 2012, Political-Military Affairs Strategist (Central America), US SOUTHCOM, Doral, FL
  13. July 2012–June 2013, Executive Officer to the Deputy Commander, USSOUTHCOM, Doral, FL
  14. Jul 2013 – Present, Commander, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 847, Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas

Major Awards and Decorations

  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal
  • Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters
  • Joint Commendation Medal
  • Air Force Commendation Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • Joint Service Achievement Medal
  • Air Force Achievement Medal
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with Gold Border
  • AF Outstanding Unit Award with Valor Device
  • Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border

Effective Dates of Promotion

  • Second Lieutenant – September 23, 1996
  • First Lieutenant – March 23, 1997
  • Captain – April 31, 2001
  • Major - October 1, 2006
  • Lieutenant Colonel - January 1, 2012

Operations Officer

imageCaptain Paul G. Frisinger is the Operations Officer and Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies at Air Force ROTC Detachment 847, Angelo State University, located in San Angelo, Texas.  He is responsible for recruiting, motivating, and educating Air Force officer candidates.  He is the direct liaison between the detachment commander and the AFROTC cadet corps.  Captain Frisinger is responsible for the direction and supervision of all leadership laboratory, corps military training, and field training preparation activities.

Captain Frisinger earned his commission via Officer Training School at Maxwell AFB, AL in 2004 after completing his Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.  He is a Developmental Engineer (62E) and has been assigned to the F-22 System Program Office at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH as well as the Space Vehicles Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Kirtland AFB, NM.  While at Wright-Patterson AFB, Captain Frisinger was competitively selected to attend the Air Force Institute of Technology where he earned a Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering in 2009, graduating in the top 20% of his class.  At his last assignment he served as the Phillips Research Site’s Section Commander, responsible for administering commander-directed programs, advising leadership on legal or misconduct matters for 200 military members, and enforcing regulations across two AFRL directorates for 1,100 personnel.

Education

  • 2003 Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, TX
  • 2005 Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL
  • 2005 Air Force Fundamentals of Acquisition Management, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
  • 2009 Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH
  • 2011 Squadron Officer School (Correspondence)
  • 2012 Academic Instructor School, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL
  • 2014 Air Command and Staff College (Correspondence)

Assignments

  1. November 2004 – May 2006, F-22 Subsystems Engineer, F-22 System Program Office, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
  2. June 2006 – August 2007, F-22 Maintenance Training Systems Engineer, F-22 System Program Office, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
  3. August 2007 – March 2009, Student, Air Force Institute of Technology, Air Education and Training Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
  4. March 2009 – June 2011, Deputy Chief, Spacecraft Cryogenics Section, Space Vehicles Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, NM
  5. July 2011 – July 2012, Section Commander, Phillips Research Site, Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, NM
  6. July 2012 – March 2013, Recruiting Flight Commander and Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, AFROTC Detachment 847, Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX
  7. April 2013 – March 2014, Operations Flight Commander and Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, AFROTC Detachment 847, Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX
  8. March 2014 – Present, Operations Officer and Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, AFROTC Detachment 847, Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX

Major Awards and Decorations

  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Air Force Commendation Medal
  • Air Force Achievement Medal
  • Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with Oak Leaf Cluster
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Effective Dates of Promotion

  • Second Lieutenant – Nov 10, 2004
  • First Lieutenant – Nov 10, 2006
  • Captain – Nov 10, 2008

Recruiting Flight Commander

imageCaptain Jason L Naaktgeboren is the Recruiting Flight Commander and Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies at Air Force ROTC Detachment 847, Angelo State University, located in San Angelo, Texas. He is responsible for managing all detachment activities to recruit in-college and high school students, and enlisted members in a 43,000 square mile area surrounding San Angelo, encompassing 38 counties and 120 high schools.

Captain Naaktgeboren enlisted in the Navy in 1998 and served seven years as a Flight Engineer on P-3C Orion and EP-3E Aries II aircraft. In that time, he amassed over 3,000 flight hours, and supported operations in the Balkans, Caribbean, and Middle East. In 2006 he enrolled in the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Northern Arizona University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in History in 2007 and a Master of Arts in History in 2009. He commissioned as his detachment’s Distinguished Graduate in 2009, and was
trained as an Intelligence Officer (14N) at Goodfellow AFB, TX. In his first assignment he served as the Mission Support Cell Chief and Intelligence Evaluator for MQ-1 Predator aircraft at Creech AFB, NV, where he provided real-time analysis in support of combat operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya. Additionally, Captain Naaktgeboren deployed to Kandahar AB, where he served as the Senior Intelligence Officer for the only joint U.S. Air Force/Royal Air Force Remotely Piloted Aircraft
squadron in Afghanistan.

Education

  • 2007 Bachelor of Arts in History, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
  • 2009 Master of Arts in History, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
  • 2010 Intelligence Officer Course, Goodfellow AFB, TX
  • 2010 Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell AFB, AL
  • 2013 Squadron Officer School (Correspondence)

Assignments

  1. October 1998 – May 1999, Naval Aircrew Candidate, Naval Aviation Technical Training Center, Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL
  2. May 1999 – April 2000, Student Flight Engineer, Patrol Squadron 30, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, FL
  3. April 2000 – July 2003, Flight Engineer, Patrol Squadron 45, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, FL
  4. August 2003 – October 2005, Instructor Flight Engineer, Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 2, Naval Station Rota, Spain
  5. June 2009 – March 2010, Student, Intelligence Officer Course, 315th Training Squadron, Goodfellow AFB, TX
  6. March 2010 – April 2011, Wing Intelligence Duty Officer, 432nd Operations Support Squadron, Creech AFB, NV
  7. April 2011– March 2013, Mission Support Cell Chief/Intelligence Evaluator, 18th Reconnaissance Squadron, Creech AFB, NV
  8. March 2013 – Present, Recruiting Flight Commander and Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, AFROTC Detachment 847, Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX

Major Awards and Decorations

  • Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
  • Air Force Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
  • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with two gold stars
  • Combat Readiness Medal
  • Navy Good Conduct Medal with one bronze star
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
  • Kosovo Campaign Medal with one bronze star
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one bronze star
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Armed Forces Service Medal
  • Air and Space Campaign Medal
  • Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon
  • Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
  • Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with two bronze stars
  • NATO Medal with one bronze star

Effective Dates of Promotion

  • Second Lieutenant – May 27, 2009
  • First Lieutenant – May 27, 2011
  • Captain – May 27, 2013

Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge, Personnelimage

Master Sergeant Tracy N. Scott is the NCOIC of Det 847, Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX.  She is responsible for all of the administrative processes for the assigned Air Force officer candidates.  She works closely with the Commander and Operations Officer keeping the cadet corps on track and within AFROTC standards.  She is also responsible for the direction and supervision of all in processing, contracting, and commissioning efforts of all cadets.

MSgt Scott enlisted in the Air Force on 13 February 1997.  She has spent her entire career as a Personnel Manager at various bases to include a deployment to Iraq, supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  During these assignments, MSgt Scott conquered various challenges.  Within three years of being assigned she was trusted as the NCOICs assistant in the largest orderly room on base, her work ethics earned her the Air Force Commendation Medal as a Senior Airman.  While assigned at Luke AFB, she headed two squadron level and one group level Commanders Support Staff, and then was requested by name to lead the Wing level staff.

Education

  • 2001- Airman Leadership School, Ramstein ABS Germany
  • 2004- AA, Human Resource Management, Community College of the Air Force
  • 2007- BAC, Human Resource Management, Park University, Luke AFB AZ
  • 2009- NCO Academy, Peterson AFB CO 

Assignments

  1. May 1997 – June 2001, Student and Squadron Personnel Programs Manager, Dover AFB, DE
  2. June 2001 – July 2003, Evaluations, Decorations, Promotion, and Special Actions program Manager, Stuttgart-Vaihing Germany
  3. July 2003 – September 2010, NCOIC, CSS / NCOIC, Wing Command Section, Luke AFB AZ
  4. September 2010 – Present, NCOIC, AFROTC Detachment 847, Angelo State University, San Angelo TX

Major Awards and Decorations

  • Air Force Meritorious Medal
  • Air Force Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters
  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with four Oak Leaf Clusters
  • Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with Oak Leaf Cluster
  • Air Force Good Conduct Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Iraq Campaign Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
  • Air Force Longevity Service with three Oak Leaf Clusters
  • USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon with Oak Leaf Cluster
  • Air Force Training Ribbon

Effective Dates of Promotion

  • Airman First Class - 13 Feb 1997
  • Senior Airman - 13 Jun 1999
  • Staff Sergeant - 1 Jan 2002
  • Technical Sergeant - 1 Mar 2007
  • Master Sergeant - 1 Jun 2011

Administrative Support NCO image

SSgt Adrian Thomas is the Administrative Support NCO of Det 847, Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX. She is responsible for overseeing the office’s functions and for the overall unit’s support administration to include records keeping, cadet life-cycle, and controlling of the organization’s assets.

SSgt Thomas, enlisted in the United States Air Force in July of 2008. Upon completion of Basic Military Training in Lackland AFB, Texas she was sent to Keesler AFB, Mississippi for her core AFSC training. After successfully completing the Information Management Technical School, she was sent to her first duty station at Maxwell AFB, Alabama. While at Maxwell AFB, SSgt Thomas was assigned to Air War College, Distance Learning Senior Officer PME where she spent most of her career. SSgt Thomas was a top performer at Air War College and received the AFCM as a brand new Staff Sergeant for all of her hard work and dedication along with letters of appreciation from students for her customer service along the way. In August of 2012, SSgt Thomas was selected for a one year overseas assignment to Osan AB, Republic Of Korea. She served as the NCOIC of Administrative Support, Commander’s Support Staff for the 51st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron where she received her second AFCM. While at Osan AB, SSgt Thomas also completed and received her CCAF degree in Information Management in May of 2014.

Education

  • 2008 - Information Management Technical School, Keesler AFB, MS
  • 2012 - Airman Leadership School, AFB, MD
  • 2014 - AA, Information Management, Community College of the Air Force

Assignments

  • July 2014 – Present, AFROTC Detachment 847 Angelo State University, San Angelo TX
  • June 2013 – July 2014, Osan AB, Republic Of Korea
  • December  2008 – May 2013, Maxwell AFB, Montgomery AL

Major Awards and Decorations

  • Air Force Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster
  • AF Organizational Excellence Award
  • AF Good Conduct Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
  • AF Longevity Service
  • USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon
  • AF Training Ribbon

Effective Dates of Promotion

  • Airman Basic - 22 Jul 2008
  • Airman First Class - 5 Sep 2008
  • Senior Airman - 05 Jan 2011
  • Staff Sergeant - 01 Mar 2013