LIEUTENANT COLONEL JONATHAN D. BUSCH

Detachment Commander

Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan D. Busch is the Commander of Detachment 128 United States Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) located at the University of Delaware. He commands, leads and directs a college level officer training program while chairing the Department of Aerospace Studies in his role as a professor.

Lieutenant Colonel Busch grew up in Portland, Oregon and earned his commission in 1999 from the United States Air Force Academy with a degree in computer science. In 2011, he earned his Masters of Military Operational Art and Science from Air University, Alabama.

In 2001, Lieutenant Colonel Busch earned his pilot wings, flying the T-37B at Laughlin AFB, TX and the TC-12 at NAS Corpus Christie, TX. Lieutenant Colonel Busch has more than 3,000 flight hours, serving as an instructor in the C-130E, C-130H, C-21A and T-1A. He has flown over 500 hours of combat and combat support time in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM PHILLIPINES.

Prior to assuming duties as the Commander of Detachment 128, Lieutenant Colonel Busch was the Inspector General at 47th Flying Training Wing Laughlin AFB, TX.

  • 1999 Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, United States Air Force Academy, CO.
  • 2006 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL.
  • 2011 Masters of Military Operational Art and Science, Air University, AL.
  1. December 1999 – April 2000, Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training, Laughlin AFB, TX
  2. April 2000 – February 2001, Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training, Corpus Christi NAS, TX
  3. February 2001 – November 2003, C-130E Pilot, Yokota AB, Japan
  4. November 2003 – November 2007, C-130H Instructor Pilot, Dyess AFB, TX
  5. November 2007 – March 2011, C-21A Instructor Pilot, Ramstein AB, Germany
  6. March 2011 – April 2012, Det 2 AFOTEC Test Director, Eglin AFB, FL
  7. April 2012 – January 2014, Chief, Mission Support Division, Eglin AFB, FL
  8. January 2014 – July 2014, Assistant Director of Operations Det 2 AFOTEC, Eglin AFB, FL
  9. July 2014 – May 2015, Pilot Instructor Training (PIT) Randolph AFB, TX
  10. May 2015 – June 2016, Assistant Director of Operations 86th FTS, Laughlin AFB, TX
  11. June 2016 – December 2017, Director of Operations 86th FTS, Laughlin AFB, TX
  12. December 2017 – June 2018, Inspector General 47th FTW, Laughlin AFB, TX
  13. June 2018 – Present, Commander Detachment 128 AFROTC, Newark, DE
  • Rating: Command Pilot
  • Flight hours: More than 3,900
  • Aircraft flown: T-37B, TC-12, C-130E, C-130H, C-21A, T-6A, T-1A
  • Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
  • Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters
  • Aerial Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
  • Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
  • Kosovo Campaign Medal
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal
  • Iraq Campaign Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Top-Third Graduate, Squadron Officer School
  • MILDEC IG Team Excellence Award
  • Test & Evaluation Level 1 Certification
  • Program Management Level 1 Certification
  • Research, Development & Engineering Level 1 Certification
  • June 2, 1999 – Second Lieutenant
  • June 2, 2001 – First Lieutenant
  • June 2, 2003 – Captain
  • Dec 1, 2008 – Major
  • Jun 1, 2014 – Lieutenant Colonel

(Current as of July 2018)

CAPTAIN MICHELLE E. ROGERS

Recruiting Flight Commander

Capt. Michelle Rogers is the Recruiting Flight Commander, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Det. 128, University of Delaware in Newark, Del. She is responsible for recruiting, training, motivating and counseling highly qualified young men and women as prospective Air Force officers. Captain Rogers also serves as the Assistant Professor of Aerospace Science for freshmen and sophomores.

Capt. Rogers enlisted in the Air Force Reserve in 1997 as a Personnelist serving in various capacities within the Human Resources field. She was commissioned through the Deserving Airman Program in 2009 as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer where she managed maintenance teams, programs and processes in support of operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and New Dawn.

She previously served as the 512th Maintenance Group Executive Officer, Dover Air Force Base, Del.

  • 2002 Airman Leadership School by Correspondence Course, Maxwell, AFB, Ala.
  • 2002 Associate of Applied Science degree in human resource management, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
  • 2004 Bachelor of Science degree in psychology, Wilmington University, Dover, Del.
  • 2006 Master of Science degree in human resource management, Wilmington University, Dover, Del.
  • 2006 NCO Academy by correspondence Course, Maxwell, AFB, Ala.
  • 2008 Senior NCO Academy, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
  • 2009 Aircraft Maintenance Munitions Officer Course, Sheppard AFB, Texas
  • 2013 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB Ala.
  • 2016 Master Resiliency Trainer Course, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.
  • 2016 Assistant Professor of Aerospace Science Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
  1. July 1997 – May 1998, Personnel Craftsman, 913th Security Forces Squadron, Willow Grove ARB, Penn.
  2. May 1998 – February 2005, Personnel Journeyman, 512th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Dover AFB, Del.
  3. February 2005 – September 2007, NCO In Charge, Commander Support Staff, 512th Maintenance Squadron, Dover AFB, Del.
  4. September 2007 – June 2009, NCO In Charge, Orderly Room 712th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Dover AFB, Del.
  5. June 2009 – February 2011, Aircraft Maintenance Officer, 512th Maintenance Squadron, Dover AFB, Del.
  6. February 2011 – June 2016, Executive Officer, 512th Maintenance Group, Dover AFB, Del.
  7. June 2016 – Present, Recruiting Flight Commander, AFROTC Det. 128, University of Delaware, Newark, Del.
  • Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
  • Air Force Commendation Medal
  • Air Force Achievement Medal
  • Meritorious Unit Award
  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with silver cluster
  • Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with silver cluster
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Air Force Longevity Service with three oak leaf clusters
  • Armed Forces Reserve Medal with “M” device
  • Air Force NCO Professional Military Education Graduate Ribbon
  • Air Force Training Ribbon with device
  • Airman Basic July 3, 1997
  • Airman May 1, 1998
  • Airman 1st Class Nov. 1, 1998
  • Senior Airman July 1, 1999
  • Staff Sergeant May 1, 2002
  • Technical Sergeant April 1, 2004
  • Master Sergeant July 1, 2006
  • Second Lieutenant June 2, 2009
  • First Lieutenant June 2, 2011
  • Captain June 2, 2013

(Current as of Aug 2016)

STAFF SERGEANT CHRISTOPHER MILLER

NCOIC

Staff Sergeant Christopher C. Miller is the NCOIC, Administration Management, for Detachment 128, University of Delaware, Newark, DE. SSgt Miller manages cadet records, medical/physicals, security clearances, enlistments, categorization and commissioning.

SSgt Miller grew up in Mattoon, Illinois and graduated from Mattoon High School in 2004. He enlisted in to the United States Air Force in May of 2013. He attended Knowledge Management training at Keesler AFB, before being stationed at Offutt AFB, NE. He has deployed twice, once to Ali Al Salem Air Base in Kuwait, and to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Sergeant Miller assumed his present position in May 2018.

  • 2013 Knowledge Operations Management Technical Training, Keesler AFB, MS.
  • 2017 Airman Leadership School, Offutt AFB, NE
  1. July 2013 – September 2013, Student, Knowledge Operations Management Training Course, Keesler AFB, MS
  2. October 2013 – January 2014, Administration Journeyman, 55th Communications Group, Offutt AFB, NE
  3. January 2014-July 2015, Force Protection, 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineering Squadron, Ali Al Salem AB, Kuwait
  4. July 2015 – May 2018, NCOIC Administration, 55th Strategic Communications Squadron, Offutt AFB, NE
  5. July 2017- January 2018, NCOIC Administration, AFCENT A6, CAOC, Al Udeid AB, Qatar
  6. May 2018 – Present, NCOIC Administration Management, AFROTC Detachment 128, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
  • Air Force Commendation Medal
  • Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
  • Meritorious Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters
  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
  • Air Force Recognition Ribbon
  • Major General Larson Bronze Medal, 2016
  • 55th Communication Group, Airman of the Year, 2016
  • Distinguished Graduate, Airman Leadership School, 2017
  • Resiliency Training Assistant
  • D-SAACP Advocate Level 1, 2016-2018
  • Airman First Class, July 2013
  • Senior Airman, November 2015
  • Staff Sergeant, July 2017

(Current as of May 2018)

STAFF SERGEANT NORMAN LUQUIAS

NCOIC

SSgt Norman Luquias is the NCOIC, Personnel Section, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Det. 128, located at the University of Delaware.  SSgt Luquias manages cadet records, medical/physicals, enlistments, categorization and commissioning.

SSgt Luquias was born in Bethesda, Maryland and attended Scripps Ranch High School, San Diego, California graduating in May 2001. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 2011 as a Personnelist. He was last stationed at Pope Army Airfield in North Carolina with the 43d Air Mobility Operations Group, working in Installation Personnel Readiness.

  • 2008 Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
  • 2017 Airman Leadership School, Pope Army Airfield, NC
  • 2018 Associates Degree in Human Resources Management, Community College of the Air Force
  1. March 2011 – April 2011, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, TX
  2. April 2011- July 2011, Personnel Apprentice Training, Keesler AFB, MS
  3. July 2011- March 2018, Customer Support Journeyman, Force Management Journeyman, Installation Personnel Readiness Journeyman, Pope AAF, NC.
  • Air Force Achievement Medal
  • AF Outstanding Unit Award with silver oak leaf cluster and two bronze oak leaf clusters
  • AF Good Conduct Medal with bronze oak leaf cluster
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon
  • Airman First Class, March 2011
  • Senior Airman, July 2013
  • Staff Sergeant, September 2017

(Current as of May 2018)

CAROL BEDGAR

Administrative Assistant

Carol A. Bedgar has worked for the University of Delaware in a number of capacities for the past 20 years. She worked for the Director of Residence Life and the Office of Activities and Programs before coming to the Air Force ROTC. Currently she has fulfilled 20 years of service with the University of Delaware. She loves working with students and especially enjoys working with the military. She enjoys attending classes and having discussions with the Cadets. Before coming to the University she worked for American Airlines as a customer service agent in Pensacola, Orlando and Philadelphia.

She has an Associate of Arts degree from the University of Delaware and is currently working on her Bachelor degree in History.

She has been twice awarded the University of Delaware Merit Award, ACPA Outstanding Staff Award, Residence Life Staff Merit Award and was nominated for the Greek Life Outstanding Staff Award.

 

  • Associate of Arts Degree, University of Delaware
  • Blue Gold Administrative Certificate, University of Delaware
  • Excellence in Office Management Certificate, University of Delaware
  • When God hears laughter, He smiles.

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