Senior Aerospace Science Instructor

Maj Mark McLouth

Welcome to CA-935, Air Force JROTC!

I’m excited to begin my 1st year with the OUTSTANDING CA-935 Program! During my 9 years of AFJROTC in SOCAL I’ve witnessed the incredible accomplishments and dominating spirit of the cadets and leaders here at Scripps Ranch. As you already know, MSgt T has developed one of the top units in AFJROTC and I’m looking forward to joining him in leading this unit. I expect to be focused on learning this year and look forward to getting to know the cadets of CA-935. I fully support the mission of AFJROTC - "Develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community" and believe the curriculum and activities in this program fully support this mission.

This year I will be teaching the “Milestones in Aviation History” (AS-100) learning/ module/ curriculum to the freshmen & first year cadets and “Cultural Studies An Introduction to Global Awareness” (AS-220) to all upperclassmen cadets.

Air Force Career

Major Mark McLouth graduated from Willmar Senior High School in June of 1981 and entered the Air Force on 15 April 1986. Following basic military training (BMT) at Lackland AFB, TX., His first duty assignment was with the 32nd Tactical Fighter Squadron, Camp New Amsterdam AB, The Netherlands as a Services Specialist where he supported military personnel of all Services throughout the country of The Netherlands. He then transferred to work in the Logistics focus of Equipment Management Section where he ensured all base equipment was accounted for. In 1991, He went to Keesler AFB, MS to be a Supply Liaison to the C-130 flying squadron. Major McLouth then applied and was accepted to become a Professional Military Instructor at the Airman Leadership School on base. He instructed enlisted personnel ready to become non-commissioned officers for the next 4 years. His follow on assignment was to Officer Training School where he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant destined to become a Nuclear Launch Officer after a one year training assignment at Vandenberg AFB, CA. He departed for Malmstrom Space Wing and spent 4 years leading different aspects of the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) mission. A short 3-month deployment as Chief of Protocol for Operation Northern Watch at Incirlik AB, Turkey occurred near the end of this tour. Next he was stationed in Germany where he commanded a Command Post Flight at Buchel Air Base. From there Major McLouth moved to the Washington D.C. area and served in the Joint mission of the National Security Agency (NSA) at Fort Meade, MD. He worked his way through ICBM projects, Air Force crypto projects and completed his time there as the Director of Operations for the 7th Intelligence Squadron.

In July of 2008, Major McLouth returned to Germany and served as the Chief of Special Technical Operations at Ramstein AB, Germany. During his time there he was directed to deploy for one year as a Strategic Planner for the Iraq Train and Advise Mission at Sather AB, Iraq. During his time there he also served as the Executive Officer to the Commanding General for the wing. After returning from deployment Major McLouth retired after nearly 26 years on active duty on 1 December 2011.

Following active duty Major McLouth became a Project Manager for the L3 Corporation at Molesworth AB, England for two years. After returning from overseas Major McLouth has been leading and instructing AFJROTC programs in California.


He is a graduate of Officer Training School and Squadron Officer School. Maj McLouth also has Applied Sciences Degrees in Logistics Management and Instructor of Technology from the Community College of the Air Force, Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from University of Maryland and a Masters Degree from Troy University in Business.

Awards & Decorations

  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal
  • Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf cluster
  • Joint Service Commendation
  • Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters with gold frame
  • Air Force Achievement Medal
  • Joint Meritorious Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters
  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with one silver and one gold oak leaf cluster
  • Combat Readiness
  • Air Force Good Conduct Medal with two oak leaf clusters
  • National Defense Service Medal with one bronze star
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary
  • Iraq Campaign with one bronze star
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary
  • Global War on Terrorism Service
  • Air Force Nuclear Deterrence Operations with N device and one oak cluster
  • Air Force Overseas Short Tour
  • Air Force Overseas Long Tour with two oak clusters
  • Air Force Expeditionary Service
  • Air Force Longevity Service with one silver oak leaf cluster
  • US Air Force NCO PME Graduate Ribbon with one oak leaf cluster
  • Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with one star
  • Air Force Basic Training Ribbon with one oak leaf cluster


  • 32d Tactical Fighter Squadron, Camp New Amsterdam AB, The Netherlands
  • 81st Training Wing, Keesler AFB, MS
  • Officer Training School, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL
  • 13N Nuclear and Missile Operations Training, 381st Training Group, Vandenberg AFB, CA
  • 341st Space Wing, Malmstrom AFB, MT
  • Deployment: Chief of Protocol, Operation Northern Watch (ONW), Incirlik AB, Turkey
  • 702nd Munitions Support Squadron, Buchel AB, Germany
  • 70th Intelligence Wing/National Security Agency (NSA), Fort Meade, MD
  • 603rd Air & Space Operations Center, Ramstein AB, Germany
  • Deployment: Iraqi Train & Advise Mission (ITAM), Sather AB, Iraq
  • L-3 Project Manager, Molesworth, England
  • AFJROTC CA-20141, Beaumont High School, Beaumont, CA
  • AFJROTC CA-883, Rubidoux High School, Jurupa Valley, CA
  • AFJROTC CA-20091, San Marcos High School, San Marcos, CA
  • AFJROTC CA-935, Scripps Ranch High School, San Diego, CA


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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