Lieutenant Colonel James Marlow is the Commander and Professor of Aerospace Studies at Detachment 820, Lubbock, TX. He is responsible for recruiting, training, and educating Air Force officer candidates in the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Texas Tech University. Lieutenant Colonel Marlow instructs cadets in Air Force Doctrine and the evolution of airpower as well as practical experience in all aspects of leadership and officership.
Lieutenant Colonel Marlow received his commission from Virginia Tech in 1998. He is a master air battle manager with more than 2,100 flying hours in the E‐3 Airborne Warning and Control System and held combat mission ready status in AWACS, Control Reporting Centers, Air Operations Centers, and Air Support Operations Centers. Lieutenant Colonel Marlow has conducted aerial combat operations in Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, NORTHERN WATCH and ENDURING FREEDOM and led Battle Management Command and Control Airmen, and AWACS crews in combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan during seven deployments.
Lieutenant Colonel Marlow previous assignments include of Group Director
of Operations, Squadron Commander, Squadron Director of Operations
and Chief of Standardization and Evaluations.
1998 Bachelor of Arts, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
1999 Undergraduate Air Battle Manager Training, Tinker AFB, OK
1999 Air Weapons Officer Training, Tinker AFB, OK
2001 Electronic Officer Training, Tinker AFB, OK
2002 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL
2007 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence, Maxwell AFB, AL
2008 Mission Crew Commander Training, Tinker AFB, OK
2008 Master of Arts, Webster University
2009 Air Operations Center Training, Hurlburt Field, FL
2012 Air Support Operation Center Training, Nellis AFB, NV
2013 Air War College, by correspondence, Maxwell AFB, AL
1. June 1998 ‐ April 1999, Undergraduate Air Battle Manager Training, Tyndall AFB, FL
2. April ‐ November 1999, Air Weapons Officer Training, 552 Training Squadron, Tinker AFB, OK
3. November 1999 ‐ September 2002, E‐3 Air Weapons Officer/Electronic Combat Officer, 965 and 966 Airborne
Air Control Squadron, Tinker AFB, OK
4. September 2002 ‐ September 2005, CRC Instructor/Evaluator Mission Crew Commander, Senior Director, and
Air Surveillance Officer, 606 Air Control Squadron, Spangdahlem AB, Germany
5. September 2005 ‐ August 2008, E‐3 Formal Training Unit Instructor/Evaluator Electronic Combat Officer, 966
Airborne Air Control Squadron, Tinker AFB, OK
6. August 2008 ‐ August 2009, E‐3 Mission Crew Commander/Assistant Director of Operations, 965 Airborne Air
Control Squadron, Tinker AFB, OK
7. September 2009 ‐ June 2011, Chief, Ballistic Missile Defense Team, 603 Air and Space Operations Center,
Ramstien AB, Germany
8. June 2011 ‐ August 2012, Chief, Air and Space Operations Branch, HQ United States Air Force Europe,
Ramstien AB, Germany
9. August 2012 – January 2014, Director of Operations, 712 Air Support Operations Squadron, Ft Hood AIN, TX
10. February 2014 – August 2014, Commander, 712 Air Support Operations Squadron, Ft Hood AIN, TX
11. August 2014 – Present, Commander, Det 820, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Rating: Master Air Battle Manager
Flight hours: 2198
Aircraft flown: E‐3 B/C
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal Air Medal
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award Meritorious Unit Award
AF Outstanding Unit Award with Valor Device
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant 9 May 1998
First Lieutenant 27 May 2000
Captain 27 May 2002
Major 1 January 2008
Lieutenant Colonel 1 June 2013
2000 Operations SOUTHERN WATCH
2001 Operations SOUTHERN WATCH
2001 Operations NORTHERN WATCH
2002 Operations NOBLE EAGLE
2002 Operations ENDURING FREEDOM
2004 Operations IRAQI FREEDOM
2008 Operations ENDURING FREEDOM
2011 Operations ODESSEY DAWN
2011 Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR
2013 Operations ENDURING FREEDOM
(Current as of August 2014)
Major Alexander T. Hawthorne is an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies and the Operations Flight Commander of Detachment 820 at Texas Tech University. Major Hawthorne graduated from University of Delaware in 2001 and earned a Bachelor of Arts in biological sciences. Additional, Major Hawthorne completed his Masters in business administration from Touro University in 2009. Prior to his assignment at Texas Tech University Major Hawthorne was the Flight Commander, 21st Space Operations Squadron, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California were he hosted the Backup Network Operations Center for the 22d Space Operations Squadron, the Global Positioning System Alternate Master Control Station, the Backup Satellite Operation Center for the 3rd and 4th Space Operations Squadrons and the 148th Space Operations Squadron (California Air National Guard).
Major Hawthorne received his commission in 2001 through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Delaware. He has served in various assignments at the squadron, group and center levels. Additionally, he has worked in missile operations, space launch, and space situational awareness. The major also deployed to Baghdad, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
2001 Bachelor of Arts degree in biological sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, Del.
2002 Distinguished graduate, ICBM initial qualification training for REACT-A, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
2008 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2009 Space 200, National Security Space Institute, Colorado Springs,
Colo. 2009 Masters degree in business administration, Touro University International, Cypress, Calif.
2012 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
1. November 2001 September 2002, student, officer space prerequisite training and ICBM initial qualification training for REACT-A, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
2. September 2002 October 2005, ICBM combat crew deputy commander, ICBM combat crew deputy flight commander, ICBM combat crew commander, 490th Missile Squadron, Malmstrom AFB, Mont.
3. October 2005 February 2007, ICBM combat crew evaluator commander, 341st Operations Group, Malmstrom AFB, Mont. (June 2006 January 2007, battle captain, then, Assistant Director for TIER 2 Security, Civil Military Operation Directorate, Multi-National Forces-Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq).
4. February 2007 March 2008, instructor, spacelift operations, then, Chief of Training, 30th Launch Support Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
5. June 2008 November 2010, Chief, Catalog Support Element, then, space situational awareness duty officer, 614th Air and Space Operations Center, Joint Space Operation Center, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
6. November 2010 Novmeber 2012, flight commander, Vandenberg Tracking Station, 21st Space Operations Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
7.November 2012 – Present, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, Detachment 820, Texas Tech University.
Senior Space Badge
Basic Missile Badge with operations designator
2008 Top Flight Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Combat Readiness Medal
Second Lieutenant September 3, 2001
First Lieutenant September 3, 2003
Captain September 3, 2005
Major October 1, 2011
(Current as of Apr 2013)
Major David W. Simpson is an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies and the Recruiting and Education Flight Commander of Detachment 820 at Texas Tech University. Major Simpson graduated from Wichita State University in 1999 and earned a Bachelor of Liberal Arts. Additionally, Major Simpson completed his Masters in Criminology in 2005. Prior to his assignment at Texas Tech Major Simpson was the Commander of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Detachment 523, Izmir, Turkey.
Major Simpson enlisted in the Navy in 1990 as an Aviation Machinist Mate. He served as an Intermediate maintenance level mechanic at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, WA. In 1994, he joined the Naval Reserves until 1999 then enlisted in the Air Force Reserves. Major Simpson attended Officers Training School and was commissioned in 2000 as a Logistics Readiness Officer and served as the flight commander of five separate flights and an Installation Deployment Officer. In 2007, Major Simpson graduated from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Major Simpson served as a criminal case agent, counterintelligence case agent, criminal branch chief, Director of Operations and a commander. Major Simpson has served in Afghanistan, Iraq, Japan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Somalia and Turkey.
1990 Aviation Machinist Mate School
1999 Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Wichita State University, KS
2000 Officer Training School
2001 Transportation Officer School
2002 Vehicle Maintenance Management Course
2004 Joint Air Operations Planning Course
2005 Squadron Officers School (in-residence)
2005 Masters of Science, Criminology, Troy State, AL
2007 Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
2008 Protective Service Operations Course
2008 Counter-threat Operations Course
2008 Rover Unmanned Aerial Surveillance Operations Course
2008 Survival Evasion Resistance Escape (SV88) Course
2010 Advanced Crime Scene Investigators Course
2011 Counter-threat Operations Refresher Course
2012 Air Command Staff College (correspondence)
1. May 1990 - August 1990, Student, Naval Basic Military Training, NRTC San Diego, CA.
2. August 1990 - November 1990, Aviation Machinist Mate School, NAS Millington, TN.
3. November 1990 May 1994 Aviation Intermediate Maintenance Division, SeaOp Detachment, NAS Whidbey Island, WA
4. June 1994 - December 1995, Aviation Machinist Mate, NASR Olathe, KS.
5. January 1996 - January 1999, Boatswain Mate, NRC Wichita, KS.
6. February 1999 - August 2000, Aviation Propulsions Tech, 931st ARG, McConnell AFB, KS.
7. December 2000 - December 2003, Flight Commander, 27th Transportation Squadron, Cannon AFB, NM
8. January 2004 January 2007, Flight Commander and Installation Deployment Officer, 377th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Kirtland AFB, NM
9. July 2007 - July 2010, Culminating as the Criminal branch chief, Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Detachment 621, Yokota Air Base, Japan,
10. July 2010 May 2012, Director of Operations, Air Force Office of Special Investigations, 8th Field Investigations Squadron, Peterson AFB, CO
11. May 2012 May 2013, Commander, Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Detachment 523, Izmir Turkey.
12. June 2013 – Present, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, Detachment 820, Texas Tech University.
Bronze Star with one oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal one oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medal
Air Force Combat Action Medal
Airman Recruit May 1990
Airman Apprentice January 1991
Airman September 1992
Petty Officer 3rd Class May 1998
Petty Officer 2nd Class January 1999
Staff Sergeant February 1999
Second Lieutenant November 2000
First Lieutenant November 2002
Captain November 2004
Major September 2010
(Current as of June 2013)
Staff Sergeant Dorsey is the NCOIC, Knowledge Operations Management at Texas Tech University. She is responsible for the overall effectiveness of administration functions and financial matters in relation to cadet pay actions; scholarships, tuition/fees, subsistence, and textbook funds. She also oversees cadet life-cycle personnel actions to include medical, physical, enlistments, categorization and maintains the cadet wings records.
Staff Sergeant Dorsey enlisted in the United States Air Force in March 2009 as an Information Manger. Upon completion of Basic Military Training at Lackland AFB, Texas she attended her core AFSC training at Keesler AFB, Mississippi. After successfully completing the Information Management Technical School, she was sent to her first duty station in Washington, DC. While at Bolling AFB, she was assigned to the 11th Mission Support Group, fulfilling her duties as a Knowledge Operations Manger. SSgt Dorsey reenlisted in Jan 2014 and is currently serving at Texas Tech University.
Mar 2009- Information Management Technical School, Keesler AFB, MS
Nov 2013- Airman Leadership School, Andrews AFB, MD
August 2009-Nov 2011 Bolling AFB, Washington DC
Nov 2011-Jun 2014 Andrews AFB, Maryland
Jun 14-Present AFROTC Texas Tech, Lubbock TX
AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Air Force Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Training Ribbon
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman First Class- 24 Mar 2009
Senior Airman- 24 Jul 2011
Staff Sergeant- 1 Jan 2014
(Current as of July 2014)
Texas Tech AFROTC Coordinator: Ms. Mary Reigner
Mary Reigner is Coordinator, Air Force ROTC Detachment 820, at Texas Tech University. She is responsible as secretary to the Detachment Commander, the Uniform Custodian, and University communications and processing. A former financier from Detroit, Michigan, she has been at Texas Tech for over 19 years.