Welcome to CA-935, Air Force JROTC!
I’m excited to begin my 14th year of teaching at one of the finest public schools in the country, Scripps Ranch High School. The mission and goal of our program is to help cadets/students to become better citizens in their school, community, and nation. We do this by offering courses in life skills, effective communication, leadership education, physical fitness/education, and aerospace science courses.
This year I will be teaching the “Citizenship, Character, and Air Force Tradition” (LE-100) learning/ module/ curriculum to the freshmen & first year cadets and “Communication, Awareness, and Leadership” (LE-200) to all upperclassmen cadets.
I am very proud and honored to tell you that we have been the #1 Unit out of 13 JROTC’s comprised of over 2,400 cadets in the district for several years and have been awarded the Distinguished Unit with merit by HQ’s Air Force JROTC for 10 consecutive years. This has been possible due to the high caliber cadets that continue to do great things in our program year after year!
Master Sergeant Ferdinand Toledo graduated from Mira Mesa High School in June of 1986 and entered the Air Force on 16 February 1989. Following basic military training (BMT) at Lackland AFB, TX., His first duty assignment was with the 22nd Civil Engineering Squadron, March AFB, CA as a Structures Specialist where he gained extensive hands-on training in structures maintenance and repair. In 1993, he made the decision to retrain into the Personnel and Manpower Career Field. He went to Keesler AFB, MS for initial training and was reassigned to the 722d Mission Support Squadron, March AFB, CA. Due to the vast experience and knowledge he gained over the next 3 years working in various capacities of HR, he was reassigned to Mc Chord AFB, WA where he became the Noncommissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of the Commanders Support Staff and the Noncommissioned Officer in Charge of Personnel Programs for the 4th Airlift Squadron.
In March 1996, Sergeant Toledo was selected to return to California where he was reassigned to Los Angeles AFB, CA to serve as the Senior Noncommissioned Officer in Charge of the 61st Medical Squadron Commanders Support Staff. In September 2002, he was reassigned to San Diego, CA where he was hand-selected to be the Senior Noncommissioned Officer in Charge of Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Detachment 075, San Diego State University (SDSU). Finally, in Oct 2006, Master Sergeant Toledo was reassigned to his last active duty assignment to Vandenberg AFB, CA where he became the Force Support Squadron Superintendent.
He is a graduate of Airman Leadership School, the Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, and the Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Professional Military Education, Course 12. In addition to being fully credentialed in Physical Education, MSgt Toledo also has an Applied Sciences Degree in Human Resource Management from the Community College of the Air Force, and has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Organizational Leadership, from Chapman University.