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Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Alexandria Watson is the commander of Air Force (AF) Lt. Col. WatsonROTC Detachment 772 at Charleston Southern University.  She commands an AFROTC unit that administers a college-level officer training program while serving as the senior AF officer at a geographically separated unit.  She also chairs the Department of Aerospace Studies with University status of full professor and instructs a curriculum covering Foundations of the USAF, AF History, Leadership, and National Security Affairs.  

Lt Col Watson was commissioned into the Air Force in 1993 as a Distinguished Graduate of the AFROTC program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T SU).  She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering.   Later, she was selected for an Air Force Institute of Technology graduate program in which she earned a 4.0 Grade Point Average for a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering also from NC A&T SU.  Over the past 20 years, she served in a variety of positions leading analysis and research for:  the AF Recruiting Service, an AF Operational & Test Evaluation Center detachment, various branches in the National Reconnaissance Office, and the Secretary of the Air Force Office of Public Affairs.  About the mid-point in her career, she was an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies at the University of South Carolina where she won awards for recruiting and education.  Before taking on her role as AFROTC Detachment 772 Commander, she was the Inspector General for Joint Base Charleston (SC) which included a year-long deployment to Kabul, Afghanistan.  Lt Col Watson is the daughter of Colonel (retired, USAF) Walter L. Watson Jr. and Mrs. Joice Watson and sister to Mr. Walter L. Watson III (Madelaine).  She is also a proud “Auntie” of nephews, Isaiah and Sage Watson.  

EDUCATION 

1993 Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, NC A&T SU, Greensboro, NC
1996 Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, NC A&T SU, Greensboro, NC
1997 Squadron Officer School (In Residence), Maxwell AFB, AL
2004 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2013 Air War College, by correspondence 

ASSIGNMENTS 

July 1993-Aug 1994: Assist Regional Director of Admissions, AFROTC Det 592, UNC-Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

Aug 1994-Jun 1996: Graduate Student, NC A&T SU, Greensboro, NC 

Jun 1996-May 1997: Training Technology Program Manager, Brooks AFB, TX 

May 1997-Jan 1998: Executive Officer, Brooks AFB, TX 

Jan 1998-May 1999: Production Analyst, Randolph AFB, TX 

May 1999-Aug 2002: Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, AFROTC Det 775, Univ. of SC, Columbia, SC 

Aug 2002-Aug 2004: Chief of Human Factors Analysis, Peterson AFB, CO 

Aug 2004-Apr 2009: Branch Chief in various National Reconnaissance Office directorates, Chantilly, VA 

Apr 2009-Feb 2011: Chief of Communication & Opinion Research, Pentagon, Washington DC 

Feb 2011- Jul 2014: Inspector General, Joint Base Charleston, SC 

Aug 2012-Aug 2013: Air Advisor Deployment, Kabul, Afghanistan 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS 

AF Meritorious Service Medal, Second Oak Leaf Cluster

Army Bronze Star 

Defense Meritorious Service Medal 

Joint Service Achievement Medal 

AF Commendation Medal, Second Oak Leaf Cluster 

AF Achievement Medal 

AFROTC Distinguished Graduate 

 EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION 

Second Lieutenant June 5, 1993
First Lieutenant June 5, 1995
Captain June 5, 1997
Major November 1, 2003
Lieutenant Colonel April 3, 2009
(Current as of August 2014) 


Captain Jordan B. Clark is the assistant professor of aerospace studies for Detachment 772 at Charleston Southern University. He is responsible for recruiting and training highly qualified men and women with the intent of developing them into the next generation of Air Force leaders. In addition, Captain Clark instructs the senior-level curriculum which covers National Security Studies.

Clark

 Prior to arriving at CSU, Captain Clark served as the Fuels Management Officer, 39th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. There, he was tasked with managing fuels operations in support of the second largest cargo hub in the European Theater and oversaw the welfare and training of 65 military and civilian personnel. 

A native Texan, Captain Clark was commissioned through the Reserve Officers Training Corps in 2007. As a Logistics Readiness Officer, he has held the position of flight commander for three organizations and served at both the group and squadron level. 

EDUCATION
2005 Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice,
Sam Houston State University, Texas
2007 Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2009 Master of Arts in Human Services: Executive Leadership,
Liberty University, Va.
2011 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.


ASSIGNMENTS

1. May 2007 - June 2008, Air Terminal Operations Center Duty Officer, 723rd Air Mobility Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany
2. June 2008 – June 2009, Executive Officer, 721st Air Mobility Operations Group, Ramstein AB, Germany
3. June 2009 – January 2010, Flight Commander, Fleet Services, 721st Aerial Port Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany
4. January 2010 – July 2010, Flight Commander, Passenger Services, 721st Aerial Port Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany
5. July 2010 – June 2012, Flight Commander, Fuels Management, 39th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Incirlik AB, Turkey
6. June 2012 – Present, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, Detachment 772, Charleston Southern University 


MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Army Achievement Medal


OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

2010& 2011 Company Grade Officer of the Year, 39th Logistics Readiness Squadron


EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Second Lieutenant May 11, 2007
First Lieutenant May 31, 2009
Captain May 31, 2011
(Current as of August 2014)

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