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. 

MAJOR CRAIG D. MOORE, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF AEROSPACE STUDIES 

Major Craig D. Moore is the Operations Officer, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 025, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. He is responsible for detachment operations, recruiting, and education functions.  Major Moore oversees cadre training and professional development. He leads, recruits, trains, mentors, counsels, and evaluates 175 highly qualified men and women as prospective Air Force officers.  Additionally, Major Moore is an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies.  He 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.

Major Moore was commissioned through Officer Training School in December 2009. He attended Basic Communications Officer Training at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, gaining the fundamental knowledge to serve as a Cyber Operations Officer. Major Moore has led at various positions at the flight, group, and staff levels. Prior to assuming his current position, he was the Chief of Maintenance, 606th Air Control Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy. In this position he led 190 military and civilian cyberspace professionals and was responsible for the maintenance and operations of over 173 million dollars of Control and Reporting Center assets critical to the safe execution and application of U.S. and allied airpower both in garrison for the 31st Fighter Wing and deployed to various locations.

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.

Fall New Student Orientation Date:  To be determined (TBD)

Time:  To be determined (TBD)

Location:  To be determined (TBD)

Please ensure all of your WINGS information is complete two weeks prior to the orientation date.  If you are unable to attend the orientation on this date, please call ahead to schedule an alternate orientation time/date/place.

Uniform of the Day (UOD) for Orientation

Incoming students attending orientation should wear the UOD: navy blue polo, khaki pants, black belt, black socks, black shoes and black face mask (per ASU guidance). No hats shall be worn. All male students should be clean shaven. Further details about grooming standards will be explained throughout the beginning of the semester to incoming cadets.

We are using a paperless orientation, which allows new students in our program to complete several forms online. You will need to complete the first two steps in the process, completing applicant registration and part one of the applicant checklist, no later than two weeks prior to the set orientation date. Please visit the website below and click on "Apply for AFROTC" to create an account and begin the checklist.  

https://wings.holmcenter.com

The attached documents at the bottom of the page provide very important information on orientation to include the paperwork required for enrollment--most of these documents are loaded in WINGS and need to be completed and re-uploaded in WINGS prior to orientation.  One of those documents is the AFROTC Form 28, which is required to participate in AES 294 - Air Force Physical Fitness. You will need to provide your Sports Physical in WINGS or no later than our first PT class.

Course #

Course Title

Class #

Day/Time

AES 101*

Air Force Today I

 

Tue, 1:30pm to 2:45pm

AES 101*

Air Force Today I

 

Thu, 9:00am to 10:15am

AES 102

Leadership Lab

 

Thu, 6:00am to 8:00am

AES 201*

Evol Air/Space I

 

Tue, 9:00am to 10:15am

AES 201*

Evol Air/Space I

 

Thu, 1:30pm to 2:45pm

AES 202

Leadership Lab

 

Thu, 6:00am to 8:00am

AES 294

Air Force Way II

 

Mon/Wed/Fr, 6:00am to 7:00am

 Physical Fitness Preparation

Be prepared for the baseline (ungraded) Air Force Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) tentatively scheduled within the first month of ASU class start date. The baseline assessment provides a starting point for all cadets to improve upon during the course. The AFROTC fitness program follows guidance in accordance with the Air Force Fitness Program.  The Air Force Fitness Program goal is to motivate Airmen to participate in a year-round physical conditioning program that emphasizes total fitness, to include proper aerobic conditioning, strength and flexibility training, and healthy eating.

Some categories are judged on time, while others are judged on repetitions. For example, to achieve the highest cardio score, a 22-year-old male can either run 1.5 miles in under nine minutes and 12 seconds, or complete at least 100 laps back and forth in the shuttle run.

The minimum amount of exercise that Airmen must finish varies by age and gender. Men younger than 25 must complete 1.5 miles within 15 minutes and 50 seconds. They also need to accomplish at least 36 shuttles, 30 regular pushups, 15 modified push-ups, 39 sit-ups, 21 reverse crunches or a forearm plank lasting at least 1 minute and five seconds.

Women under 25 must complete 1.5 miles within 18 minutes and 56 seconds. They are also required to log at least 22 shuttles, 15 pushups, six modified pushups, 35 sit-ups, 11 reverse crunches and a plank lasting at least 55 seconds.

In the AFROTC program, all cadets will be expected to perform the 1.5 mile run, regular pushups, and regular sit-ups to complete the PFA. 

The full scoring chart can be found here.

The scoring chart breaks down how fast or how many reps someone must run to be deemed at low, moderate or high risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and other health problems.

If you have any questions about orientation, please review our FAQs section.  If you want to meet with an AFROTC advisor, call the detachment at 480-965-3181 to schedule an appointment.

 

Attachments:

Checklist

AFROTC Form 28

AFROTC Courses

Application Guide/Tutorial

 

 

CAPTAIN PRISCILLA LeDESMA, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF AEROSPACE STUDIES

Captain Priscilla LeDesma is the Education Flight Commander, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Detachment 025, Arizona State University located in Tempe, Arizona. The mission of the detachment is to educate and train cadets who will ultimately commission as Air and Space Force officers to serve in a variety of career fields. As the Education Flight Commander, she is responsible for ensuring both instructor and cadet training objectives are properly accomplished. Additionally, Captain LeDesma is an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, where she instructs Aerospace 101/103 on the Fundamentals of the Air and Space Forces.

Captain LeDesma commissioned from Arizona State University’s AFROTC program, and returned to her alumni school to train and educate future Air and Space Force officers. As a Logistics Readiness Officer, she has served as the Installation Deployment Officer, where she provided deployment process guidance to all commanders and deployed hundreds of Airmen and civilians to every AOR. She then became the Fuels Flight Commander, where she oversaw AETC’s largest fuel operations. Following these two positions, she served as the Mission Support Group Executive Officer. Captain LeDesma has deployed to the 386th Expeditionary Wing, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait in support of Special Operations Command Central operations.

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.