Jack Skiles

Jack Skiles

Lieutenant Colonel
Office: 100 Institute RD
Lt Col Jack Skiles III is the Commander, Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps Detachment 340 and Professor of Aerospace Studies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA. His responsibilities include leading a cadre of professionals that recruit, educate, and train cadets to become officers in the United States Air Force. Lt Col Skiles entered the Air Force in 1996 as a Fire Fighter at Laughlin AFB, TX. He received his commission through Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps upon graduating from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University with a degree in professional aeronautics. ... View Profile

Nicholas Evans

First Lieutenant
Recruiting Flight Commander
First Lieutenant Nicholas K. Evans is the Recruiting Flight Commander, Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps Detachment 340. Lieutenant Evans is responsible for recruiting, retention and mentorship of new students for Detachment 340 at the host institution of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, as well as the surrounding cross-town schools including Anna Maria College, Assumption College, Becker College, Brown University, Clark University, College of the Holy Cross, Nichols College, Quinsigamond Community College, and Worcester State College. ... View Profile

Cala Grier

Contingent Worker
Phone: 508-831-5747

Technical Sergeant Cala M. Grier, originally from Richlands, North Carolina, entered the USAF after graduating from Basic Military Training in 2000 at Lackland AFB, TX.

From Nov 2000 – May 2004, TSgt Grier was assigned to the 37th Training Support Squadron, at Lackland AFB TX, where she worked as the Commander Support Staff and Training Manager for Military Training Instructor/Military Training Leader Instructors and students.  

In Jun 04, TSgt Grier was assigned to 324th Intelligence Squadron, Commander Support Staff at Kunia Station, HI. She supported 2500 unit members assigned to 5 PASCODES, 4 countries across PACAF.

In Jun 07, TSgt Grier was assigned to the 43rd Security Forces Squadron, Commanders Support Staff, at Pope AAF, NC. She oversaw personnel support to 85 unit personnel during high tempo deployment.

In Dec 07, TSgt Grier moved to 43rd Force Support Squadron after the consolidation of the Commander Support Staff. During her time in the FSS she worked Customer Support, Force Management, Career Development and IPR, where she supported over 3000 unit members and 15 GSU’s over 10 states in AMC.

In Jan 15, TSgt Grier was assigned to Jeanne M. Holm Center at Maxwell AFB, AL. She supported the Support Director and Lt General with various Personnel assignments/taskers ranging from CSS to Unit Deployment Support for GSU’s across 145 Detachments.

In Jul 17, TSgt Grier moved to HQ AFROTC, Cadet Actions at Maxwell AFB, AL. She supported 10,000 cadets, cadre and faculty members from 145 Detachments across the US. She processed more than 1,000 wings tickets, CPARS and inprocessing actions a year.

Currently, TSgt Grier is the NCOIC, for Detachment 340 Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps. In this capacity, Sergeant Grier manages personnel records, leave web, duty status, and MILPDS actions for five active duty cadre. She updates cadet pay, initiates security clearances, manages the unit leave program, duty status program, and schedules the Test of Basic Aviation Skills (TBAS) and Air Force Officer Qualifying Tests (AFOQT). This organization includes 5 cadre members and over 30 cadets.

EDUCATION:

2004 Airman Leadership School, Hickam AFB, HI

2010 Associates Degree Human Resource Management, Community College of the Air Force

2013 Associates Degree Multi-Disciplinary Studies (Personnel), Grantham University

2014 Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, McGhee Tyson ANG, TN

2015 SEJPME I, Distance Learning

2016 Bachelor of Science Human Resource Management, Grantham University

 

ASSIGNMENTS:

1. Jul 2000 - Aug 2000, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX

2. Nov 2000 - May 2004, Personnel, 37th Training Support Squadron, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX

3. Jun 2004 – May 2007, NCOIC Customer Support Staff, 324th Intelligence Squadron, Kunia Station, HI

4. May 2007 - Jan 2015, NCOIC Force Management, 43rd Force Support Squardon, Pope AAF, NC

5. Jan 2015 – Jul 2017, NCOIC Personnel & Manpower, Jeanne M. Holm Center, Maxwell AFB, AL

6. Jul 2017 - Mar 2019, NCOIC Cadet Actions, HQ AFROTC, Maxwell AFB, AL

7. Apr 2019 - Present, NCOIC Personnel, AF ROTC Dec 340, Worcester, MA  

MAJOR AWARDS & DECORATIONS:

AF Commendation Medal (1 OLC)

AF Achievement Medal (2 OLC)

Army Achievement Medal

AF Expeditionary Service Ribbon w/Gold Border

Iraq Campaign Medal

National Defense Service Medal

Global War On Terrorism Service Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:

Airman First Class – 12 July, 2000

Senior Airman – 12 Nov, 2002

Staff Sergeant – 1 Jan, 2005

Technical Sergeant – 1 Aug 2014

Major (Retired) Petrella is an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies for the Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps Detachment 340 at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA. His responsibilities include educating and training cadets to become officers in the United States Air Force. Major (Retired) Petrella entered the Air Force in 1991 as a Cryptologic Linguist. He received his commission in 2002 through the Air Force Officer Training School at Maxwell AFB. ... View Profile
Jonathan Walsh

Jonathan Walsh

Contingent Worker
Phone: 508-831-5747

Staff Sergeant Walsh is a native of Hibbing, Minnesota. He entered the USAF  after graduating from Basic Military Training in 2012 at Lackland AFB, TX. 

From Nov 2012 – Mar 2013, SSgt Walsh was assigned to the 86th Communications Squadron, Knowledge Operations Management, followed by Commander Support Staff, Ramstein AB, DE from Mar 2013 – Feb 2014 where he was responsible for various administrative duties for over 500 unit members. In Mar 2014, SSgt Walsh was assigned to the 86th Maintenance Group, Commander Support Staff in support of 389 personnel to include 92 group staff members.

From Nov 2014 – Feb 2018, SSgt Walsh was assigned to the 57th Weapons Squadron where he was responsible for various administrative duties for 25 cadre and 6 weapons undergraduates. In Feb 2018, SSgt Walsh was assigned to the 87th Air Base Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst where he served as Command Staff Administrator.

Currently, SSgt Walsh is the NCOIC, Administration Management, for the 340 Detachment Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps. In this capacity, Sergeant Walsh manages personnel records, leave web, duty status, and MILPDS actions for five Active duty cadre. He updates cadet pay, initiates security clearances, manages the unit leave program, duty status program, and schedules the Test of Basic Aviation Skills (TBAS) and Air Force Officer Qualifying Tests (AFOQT). This organization includes 5 cadre members and over 60 cadets.

EDUCATION
2017 Airman Leadership School, McGuire AFB, NJ
2019 Associates Degree in Business Administration, Community College of the Air Force
 
ASSIGNMENTS
1.     Jun 2012 – Aug 2012, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB San Antonio, TX
2.     Aug 2012 – Oct 2012, Keesler AFB Biloxi, MS 
3.     Nov 2012 – Feb 2013, 86th Communications Squadron, Knowledge Operations Management, Ramstein AB, DE
4.     Mar 2013 – Feb 2014, 86th Communications Squadron, Commanders Support Staff Apprentice, Ramstein AB, DE
5.     Feb 2014 – Nov 2014, 86th Maintenance Group, Commanders Support Staff Journeyman, Ramstein AB, DE
6.     Nov 2014 – Feb 2018, 57th Weapons Squadron, Commanders Support Staff, McGuire AFB, NJ
7.     Feb 2018 – Jan 2019, 87th Air Base Wing, Command Staff Administrator, McGuire AFB, NJ
8.     Jan 2019-Present, AFROTC Det 340, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA
 
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Commendation Medal
AF Outstanding Unit Award
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
 
 DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman Basic- 5 June 2012
Airman First Class – 3 Nov 2012
Senior Airman – 3 Dec 2014 
Staff Sergeant – 1 Nov 2017