Aerospace Science Instructor

MSgt Ferdinand Toledo

Welcome to CA-935, Air Force JROTC!

I’m excited to begin my eleventh 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 “Citizenship, Character, and Air Force Tradition” learning module to the freshmen & first year cadets and “Life Skills, Career Opportunities and Leadership” to the upperclassmen cadets.

I am very proud and honored to tell you that we are the #1 Unit out of 13 JROTC’s comprised of over 2,600 cadets in the district and have been awarded the Distinguished Unit with merit by HQ’s Air Force JROTC for 6 consecutive years. This has been possible due to the high caliber cadets that continue to do great things in our program year after year!

Air Force Career

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 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 Career Field. He went to Keesler AFB, MS for initial training 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 he was reassigned to Mc Chord AFB, WA where he became the Noncommissioned Officer in Charge 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 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 Noncommissioned Officer in Charge of Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Detachment 075, San Diego State University (SDSU). Finally, in Oct 2006 he was reassigned to his last active duty assignment to Vandenberg AFB, CA where he became the Force Support Squadron Superintendent.

Education

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.

Awards & Decorations

  • Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
  • Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
  • Air Force Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters
  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with one silver oak leaf cluster
  • Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
  • Air Force Good Conduct Medal with four oak leaf clusters
  • National Defense Service Medal with one bronze star
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
  • Air Force Longevity Service with three oak leaf clusters
  • US Air Force NCO PME Graduate Ribbon with one oak leaf cluster
  • Air Force Training Ribbon

Other Achievements

  • 1995 – Mission Support Squadron Airman of the Year
  • 1997 – Operations Support Squadron Airman of the Year
  • 1999 – 4th Airlift Squadron Personnel Manager of the Year
  • 2001 – Space & Missile Systems Center NCO Personnel Manager of the Year
  • 2006 – AF Reserve Officer Training Corps SNCO of the Year
  • 2007 – 30th Space Wing SNCO Personnel Manager of the Year
  • 2016 – 2017 – Outstanding JROTC Instructor of the Year (Nation-Wide)
  • 2017 – 2018 – Scripps Ranch High School Site Teacher of the Year

Assignments

  • 22d Civil Engineering Squadron, March AFB, CA Feb 1989-Nov 1993
  • 722d Mission Support Squadron, March AFB, CA Nov 1993-Jan 1996
  • 62d Operations Support Squadron, Mc Chord AFB, WA Jan 1996-Jan 1997
  • 4th Airlift Squadron, Mc Chord AFB, WA Jan 1997-Sep 1999
  • 61st Medical Squadron, Los Angeles AFB, CA Sep 1999-Jun 2001
  • Detachment 075, San Diego State University AF ROTC, CA July 2002-Jun 2006
  • Vandenberg AFB CA, July 2006-Dec 2008

About

Scripps Ranch High School’s Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) CA-935th program has been the number one JROTC unit in the San Diego Unified School District for many years. We value hard-work, friendship, and achievement, pushing our cadets not only to be their best, but also to perform their best.

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10410 Treena Street
San Diego, CA 92131

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