Colonel Dennis P. Tucker is the Commander, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 75, San Diego State University, California. He is responsible for recruiting, educating, training, motivating, selecting, and commissioning officer candidates through a comprehensive college program. He provides academic instruction on fundamental Air Force doctrine, practical leadership experience, and extensive field training emphasizing physical fitness and officership to prepare future officers for active duty.
Colonel Tucker was commissioned in 1991 through the AFROTC program at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida. He has commanded at the squadron and group levels and has experience in intercontinental ballistic missile, theater ballistic missile warning, air operation center, and Air Force recruiting operations. He is a space weapons officer, Community College of the Air Force certified instructor, and Air Force strategist who has instructed numerous warfighters on the employment of air and space power at the operational level of war, forged Air Force doctrine, and shaped long range strategy for the Air Force.
Colonel Tucker served as a Strategy Planner and Chief of the Space Specialty Team in support of Operation NOBLE EAGLE immediately after 9/11 in the 1st Air Force Air Operation Center. He has served on the staffs of Headquarters Air Force Doctrine Center, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, and Headquarters Air Education and Training Command (AETC) as Executive Officer to the Commander. Col Tucker has also served at Headquarters U.S. Air Force as the Senior Deputy Chief of the Concepts, Strategy, and Wargaming Division. He is a distinguished graduate of Air Command and Staff College, and a graduate of both the Air Force Weapons School and the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies. Before assuming his current duties, he served as Commander, 372d Recruiting Group, Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
1991 Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla. 1996 Master of Science in Space Studies, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, N.D. 1996 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 1999 U.S. Air Force Weapons School (USAFWS), Space Division Graduate, Nellis AFB, Nev. 1999 Joint Aerospace Command and Control Course, Hurlburt Field, Fla. 2000 Command and Control Warrior Advanced Course, Hurlburt Field, Fla. 2000 Introduction to Special Operations Course, Hurlburt Field, Fla. 2001 NRO Systems Information Course, Chantilly, Va. 2003 Joint Planning Orientation Course, National Defense University, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va. 2003 Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management, Defense Acquisition University 2003 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence 2006 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala. (distinguished graduate) 2006 Master of Military Operational Art and Science, ACSC, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 2007 Space 300, Capstone for Space Professional Ed., National Security Space Institute, C. Springs, Colo. 2007 Air War College, by correspondence 2008 School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 2008 Master of Airpower Art and Science, SAASS, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1.May 1992 – September 1992, Student, 4315th Combat Crew Training Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, Calif. 2.September 1992 – January 1997, Missile Combat Crew Commander, Flight Commander and OperationsSupport Flight Commander, 742nd Missile Squadron, Minot AFB, N.D. 3.January 1997 – February 1997, Student, Space IQT, 533d Training Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, Calif. 4.March 1997 – February 2000, Flight Commander and Chief, Mission Operations, 11th Space WarningSquadron, Schriever AFB, Colo. (July 1999 – December 1999, Student, USAFWS, Nellis AFB, Nev.) 5.February 2000 – February 2003, Deputy Director of Training, C2 Warrior School, Hurlburt Field, Fla.(September 2001 – March 2002, Strategic Planner, Operation NOBLE EAGLE, Continental NORAD Region, Tyndall AFB, Fla.) 6.February 2003 – July 2005, Chief, Space Tactics and Special Technical Operations Plans, HeadquartersAir Mobility Command (Combat Operations Division), Scott AFB, Ill. 7.July 2005 – June 2006, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 8.June 2006 – June 2007, Chief, Counterspace Branch, HQ Air Force Doctrine Center, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 9.July 2007 – June 2008, Student, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 10.June 2008 – June 2009, Senior Deputy Chief, Concepts Strategy and Wargaming Division (SkunkWorks), Headquarters U.S. Air Force Pentagon, Washington D.C. 11.July 2009 – June 2011, Commander, 336th Recruiting Squadron, Moody AFB, Ga. 12.June 2011 – July 2014, Executive Officer to the Commander, Air Education and Training Command,JBSA-Randolph, Texas 13.July 2014 – July 2016, Commander, 372d Recruiting Group, Hill AFB, Utah 14.July 2016 – present, Commander, AFROTC Det 075, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
Legion of Merit Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with six oak leaf clusters Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with five oak leaf clusters Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with four oak leaf clusters Combat Readiness Medal with one oak leaf cluster National Defense Service Medal with bronze star device Global War on Terrororism Service Medal Air and Space Campaign Medal with bronze star device Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with “N” Device & 1 oak leaf cluster Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon Air Force Special Duty Ribbon Air Force Recruiter Ribbon
Distinguished Graduate – Attack and Launch Early Reporting to Theater (ALERT) Initial Qualification Training Distinguished Graduate – Air Command and Staff College Community College of the Air Force Certified Occupational Instructor
Badges: Master Space Operations Badge Basic Missile Operations Badge Weapon & Space Systems: Command Data Buffer (CDB)–Minuteman III Weapon System Rapid Execution and Combat Targeting (REACT)–Minuteman III Weapon System Attack and Launch Early Reporting to Theater (ALERT)—Space-based Theater Missile Warning System Air and Space Operations Center (AOC) Weapon System
Second Lieutenant May 9, 1991 First Lieutenant Nov. 13, 1993 Captain Nov. 13, 1995 Major Sept. 1, 2002 Lieutenant Colonel Aug. 1, 2007 Colonel July 1, 2013 (Current as of April 2018)
The checklist for what uniform items to turn at the end of the year, is here. Don’t forget to turn them in!
Check out these Ted Talks from our very own cadets.
Christian Yoon’s Ted Talk: Raise your hand and say yes to all that life has to offer
Athena Amanatidis’s Ted Talk: SAT scores limit student opportunity and college diversity
Here is the 2019 SRHS AFJROTC End of the Year Picnic Flyer.
Here is the 2019 Summer Leadership School Parent Permission Slip.
SENIORS!!! Don’t forget to apply for the Captain Cherry Scholarship~ Due: 9 May 2019
Here is the Captain Cherry Scholarship application.
Here are some upcoming events.
1) Dingeman Spring Carnival Friday, 26 April
2) Golden Bear Saturday, 27 April/ Showtime:0430
3) Unit Shirt Day Monday, 6 May
Come support the Captain Kenneth Cherry scholarship! Come to Best Pizza Brew Fundraiser!
Congratulations to our Aerospace Science Instructor, Master Sergeant Ferdinand Toledo! He received the teacher of the year for the whole entire San Diego Unified School District! January 17 is officially MSgt Toledo day!
Hope you cadets had a great November!
Here is the November video.
Here is the November newsletter.
Here is the AFJROTC Movie Night Permission slip.
Here are some examples of photos taken on RO Day.
Movie night is going to be on the 16th of November. We are going to be watching Avengers: Infinty War which is a PG-13 movie so you need your parent’s permission. Click here for the pass.
Dear Cadets and Parents,
It’s that time of year again! The AFJROTC’s Annual Holiday Canned Food Drive will officially start on November 1st and run through November 30th. All non-perishable and unexpired canned food can be donated to classrooms around the campus that have marked blue or red bins for collection, or you can donate directly to the JROTC Room (B-14). All proceeds go to the local San Diego Food Bank. Last year, with everyone’s contributions, we raised over 15,000 lbs. of food for the less fortunate in our beautiful city. Let’s try and top that this year!
If you would like a bin or smaller cardboard box delivered to your classroom, please let us know and we will have them brought to your class before 1 November.
Thanks and we look forward to another successful “giving” holiday canned food drive. Click here for the flyer.
I hope you are all having a FUN-FILLED FRIDAY🎊
Here is the Halloween Costume Contest~
Check out the poster to see all the categories you can enter in :D
May the best costumes win ;)
-c/Lt Col Johanna Kye
Quick reminders for Monday: -BDI Inspection at 0635 behind the engineering building -BDI drilling at 1420 in the open area behind the bungalows -COM at 1430 in Sgt Toledo’s room -Don’t forget your 20 Emails for SNAP-RAISE -Uniform Inspection Monday
Happy happy Friday~~~
Check out the SLS ‘18 Video on our YouTube channel and don’t forget to subscribe!!!
Here’s our newsletters from August:
Click this link to signup as a tutor for KittyHawk.
Congrats on completing your 1st day of school!!!
I have attached two flyers about upcoming events and we would love for you all to participate. These activities benefit our very own Scholarship Committee. The first flyer talks about a Potluck for SRHS AFJROTC Alumni and current cadets. The potluck will be at the Scripps Ranch Community Park @ Blue Cypress Drive. It is from 12PM - 3 PM and they want us to bring donations for the Garage Sale that will take place on 15 September (which leads to the second flyer). There will also be a garage sale on 15 September from 9AM - 11 AM so please visit the address posted on the second flyer. Most importantly, if you are interested in any of these events, please contact Vanessa at (858) 405-1395. Have a great 2nd day of school ;)
-c/Lt Col Johanna Kye
Click here for the Science of Flight Syllabus(PDF).
Click here for the Science of Flight Syllabus(Word).
Click here for the Journey into Aviation Syllabus(PDF).
Click here for the Journey into Aviation Syllabus(Word).
Wow summer is already half way done! Please read all the following information if you plan to attend Summer Leadership School (SLS) .
Please fill out this sign up [sheet] (https://goo.gl/forms/TIj6z1ADdvxOi8CG3) if you are a newcomer.
Have this permission slip signed and bring it to the first day of SLS (August 6):
This is the letter to your parents:
This is the tentative syllabus for the two weeks:
Thanks for reading and continue to wear sunblock and enjoy the rest of summer ^^
-c/Lt Col Johanna Kye
Happy Sunday Everyone!!
I have great news that you all probably have heard already. Our Academic Team recently went to JLAB in Washington DC and won the National Competition against all service JROTC programs. They brought home the gold for the 3rd time in a row!! Check out the US Air Force’s Instagram page to view our shoutout :D
Congratulation Academic Team! Thank you everyone else for watching the live streams and supporting them!
See you all later and have a great rest of summer ^^ -c/Lt Col Johanna Kye
Happy happy Saturday everyone!! I hope you all are enjoying your summer!
Our Academic team will be in Washington DC from June 22 - June 26 for JLAB 2018. Tomorrow is the Air Force round, and the final round. Click on the first link to view the Air Force Championship LIVE action of our Academic team, which will start at 0845 PT. Click on the second link to view the Joint Service Final round of our Academic team, which will start at 1400 PT. Make sure you all wish them GOOD LUCK so they can bring home the 1st place trophy again!!!
Here is our May 2018 Newsletter covering the month of May.
The end of the 2017-2018 school year is coming fast! Congratulations for making it another year :). With the end of the year comes another special event-the annual End of the Year Picnic! Check out the link below for an informational flyer.
Good evening cadets!
CA-935th had an amazing showing today at Lincoln High School for our annual Pass-in-Review! Our Armed and Unarmed Fancy Drill Teams swept the competition with numerous first place awards.
For those who were not able to see the General Staff results, they can be found by clicking this link.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
The annual CA-935th Awards Banquet is just around the corner! Here are the directions and map to the banquet location:
PBS has made a 6 minute video reporting on our unit, CA-935. Please watch it at the link below!
Take a look at this month’s AFJROTC Newsletter straight from HQ here.
For those interested in attending a college or university, take a look at 10 Myths about College courtesy of MSgt T’s class.
the annual JROTC Cadet Ball is coming fast! Please make sure that you understand the following rules outlined in this document.
The PA Squadron is working on the annual end of the year video! We are requesting that you send in THREE photos. Here is the criteria:
If you did not purchase a photo package from Prestige portraits, but had your photo taken for the yearbook at their studio, you can send us the proofs that are in an envelope that they sent to your home address (with the Prestige watermark is ok).
How to submit photos electronically to PA:
<First and last name> | Senior baby photos.
If you do not want to electronically upload your photos, you can submit a hard copy to the inbox inside the senior staff room (it’s right by the door):
<First and last name> | <Flight> | Senior baby photos
To be included in the end of the year video, you must submit your pictures NLT 27 April 2018. Email PA if you have any further questions.
The Kebab Shop Fundraiser is ALL DAY on February 13th, 2018. Please present this flyer at checkout and tell the cashier that you’re supporting CA-935th! Our corps receives 50% of all purchases back. Remember, this flyer will only work at the Mira Mesa location located at 9450 Mira Mesa Blvd San Diego, CA 92126 (see below).
Fundraisers help fund our unit, allowing us to waive fees for cadets and to finance our endeavours.
Here’s our newsletters from November and December:
Here’s our December 2017 video:
Here’s a few reminders for the upcoming two weeks:
Two and a half weeks remaining before Winter Break! Make sure to study and do well on your tests before the break.
Here is our October 2017 Newsletter covering the month of October.
Check out the movie night poster for this Friday (December 1st, 2017). Food will be provided by our SASI and ASI!
Hope to see you there!
Make sure to get your Parent Consent Forms signed! Parent consent forms are due NO LATER THAN 11/27/17.
Here is our September 2017 Newsletter covering everything from Summer 2017 to the end of September 2017.
Check out the most recent AFJROTC HQ Newsletter here:
Sign up to tutor for Kitty Hawk using this link here:
The Kitty Hawk Air Society is a national AFJROTC academic honor society that recognizes academic and military achievement by cadets, provides additional leadership/educational opportunities, and encourages excellence. Click here to find more information about Kitty Hawk.
c/2nd Lt. Rapiñan
The Chipotle Fundraiser is on November 8th, 2017 between 1600 (4:00 PM) and 2000 (8:00 PM). Please show them this flyer and tell the cashier that you’re supporting CA-935th! Remember, this flyer will only work at the Mira Mesa location located at 8250 Mira Mesa Blvd. Suite G (see below).
Fundraisers help fund our unit, allowing us to waive fees for cadets and to finance our endeavours.
The Cookie Dough Fundraiser begins October 2nd, 2017 and ends October 9th, 2017.
The Cookie Dough Fundraiser is responsible for a significant portion of our funding in our unit, which allows us to waive fees for cadets and to finance our endeavours. Sell as many as you can!
We hope you’re embracing the first few days of school.
Parent consent forms due NLT Tuesday, 5 September. Turn them in ASAP to your flight commander/sgt!
Hey guys! Welcome to the new, faster, cleaner CA-935th website. We hope you enjoy it!
– PA & Tech