Staff

LIEUTENANT COLONEL BRANDEE J. HARRAL, PROFESSOR OF AEROSPACE STUDIES

Lieutenant Colonel Brandee J. Harral is the Commander, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Detachment 025, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. As the commander she is responsible for a comprehensive college program focused on recruiting, training and preparing more than 160 officer candidates from Arizona State University and 11 cross-town universities.  

 

Lieutenant Colonel Harral received her commission through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of North Dakota in 2003. She has served as a meteorologist in a variety of strategic, operational and tactical assignments, to include experience as a battle staff aircrew member and a deployment to Afghanistan. At the Air Command and Staff College she established a personnel program to recruit quality faculty and staff members.  Lieutenant Colonel Harral most recently served as the Deputy Chief METOC Officer at Headquarters Allied Command Operations, Strategic Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Mons, Belgium.  In this position she developed and executed strategic plans and agreements for the provision of meteorological and oceanographic support for all North Atlantic Treaty Organization coalition missions. 

 

CAPTAIN MITCHELL J. MCCLUNE, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF AEROSPACE STUDIES     


Captain McClune is the Operations Flight Commander of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 025 located at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. The mission of the detachment is to educate and train cadets who will ultimately commission as officers to serve in the Air Force in a variety of career fields.

Captain McClune commissioned in 2013 through the Air Force Officer Training school at Maxwell Air Force Base Alabama. He received his undergraduate as well as his master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. After commissioning he was assigned to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Florida where he worked on the Delta IV Rocket as the Chief Propulsion Engineer. While at the Cape Captain McClune sat console for 8 successful DoD missions and helped launch over $10 Billion in satellite systems. After Cape Canaveral he PCS’d to Kirtland Air Force Base New Mexico. At Kirtland Captain McClune worked small launch and target acquisitions using the nations stockpile of stored solid rocket motors. At ASU Captain McClune is responsible for oversite and management of all cadet wing operations from Leadership Laboratory to Physical Training.

CAPTAIN RICHARD B. CRADDOCK, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF AEROSPACE STUDIES

CAPTAIN RICHARD BAIN CRADDOCK

Captain Richard B. Craddock is an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies at the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 025 located at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. The mission of the detachment is to educate and train cadets who will ultimately commission as officers to serve in the Air Force in a variety of career fields. Captain Craddock received his commission in 2014 from Officer Training School at Maxwell AFB, Alabama. He then served at the 2d Space Warning Squadron, Buckley AFB, Colorado where he led a crew of 15 active duty, reserve, and multinational military members executing persistent global surveillance using the $17.6B Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) to ensure worldwide missile detection. Captain Craddock then served as a Flight Commander in the 460 Operations Support Squadron testing the Ground Communications Network Modern- America’s primary missile warning communication line.

MAJOR MELINDA SANTOS, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF AEROSPACE STUDIES

Maj Melinda Santos is the Recruiting Flight Commander and Operations Officer, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 025 at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.  She is responsible for recruiting operations within 57,000 square miles to recruit the best-qualified officer applicants.  She oversees recruiting events and outreach to over 300 high schools, 19 Civil Air Patrol Units, and 67 Junior ROTC units.  Additionally, Maj Santos is an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies.  She instructs Aerospace 201/203 which expands student knowledge of air and space power through a historical perspective, discussing Air Force Core Values, and developing communication skills.  Prior to her current position, Maj Santos served sixteen years as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer.

Maj Santos received her commission in 2001 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Baylor University.  She has held key maintenance positions including a command billet in a large Maintenance Squadron as well as served on two headquarters’ staffs.  Moreover, she has worked on multiple airframes to include B-1, F-15C/D, F-22, F-16C/D, as well as beddown operations for the F-35.  

TECHNICAL SERGEANT VALERIE R. LAGUANA, NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICER IN CHARGE OF PERSONNEL ACTIONS

TSgt Laguana enlisted in the Air Force in 2003 and spent most of her career overseas assigned to RAF Mildenhall United Kingdom, Kadena AB Japan, and Andersen AB Guam. She has also deployed to Iraq and Kuwait. She is a personnelist by trade and has held various positions within the MPS, including IPR.

TECHNICAL SERGEANT MONICA ZIMMERMAN, ASSISTANT NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICER IN CHARGE OF ADMINISTRATION

TSgt Monica M. Zimmerman is the Assistant Non-Commissioned Officer of Administration assigned to Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 025 at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. She oversees all cadet actions including pay, medical physicals, security clearances, personnel reliability program, and all cadet records. TSgt Zimmerman enlisted into the United States Air Force from San Diego, California in 2011 as a Knowledge Operation Manager. She was stationed at Francis E. Warren AFB, WY and Davis-Monthan AFB where she provided Administrative Commander Support for nine various Squadrons and Groups, and Wing Staff Agencies. TSgt Zimmerman also completed two deployment rotations to 376th Expeditionary Mission Support Group, Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyz Republic and 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Group, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, where she was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal with Combat Device.

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