Jack Skiles

Military Personnel

Military Science

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.

Lt Col Skiles is B-1B Weapons Systems Officer with more than 2,500 hours. Most recently he was the Deputy Director, Range Support Nevada Test and Training range, Nellis AFB, NV

Cynthia Lynn Karantzoulidis

Captain

Recruiting Flight Commander, Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps Detachment 340

Air Force Aerospace Studies

Captain Cynthia L. Archambeau is the Recruiting Flight Commander, Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps Detachment 340. Captain Archambeau 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, Clark University, College of the Holy Cross, Nichols College, Quinsigamond Community College, and Worcester State College. The detachment has a cadet corps of over 40 cadets. ... View Profile

Nicholas Evans

Military Personnel

Recruiting Flight Commander

Military Science

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. The detachment has a cadet corps of over 30 cadets.

Lieutenant Evans graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in History, commissioning from the university’s Air Force ROTC Detachment 128. In 2015, he was assigned as a Contracting Officer at the 19th Contracting Squadron, Little Rock AFB, AR. While at Little Rock AFB, he has served as the Officer in Charge for each the Commodities, Construction and Services team within the Acquisition Flight of the 19th Contracting Squadron. The Squadron provides operational mission support to the largest C-130J transport fleet in the Department of Defense.

Lieutenant Evans assumed his present position in June 2018.

MSgt Blair is the NCOIC, Personnel Cadre, for the 340 Detachment Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps. In this capacity, MSgt Blair 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 60 cadets.

EDUCATION

2004 Airman Leadership School, Scott AFB, IL

2006 Associates in Police Science, Community College of the Air Force

2006 Associates in Human Resources, Community College of the Air Force

2011 Joint SNCO PME, Distance Learning

2012 Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, McGhee Tyson ANG, TN

2012 BA of Science in Education/Training & Development, Southern Illinois University, IL 

2017 MA of Art in Higher Education Administration, University of Louisville, KY

Ashley Thompson

Ashley Thompson

Military Science

Phone: 508-831-5747

Staff Sergeant Ashley S. Thompson entered the USAF  after graduating from Basic Military Training in 2008 at Lackland AFB, TX.

From Sep 2008 – Oct 2011, SSgt Thompson was assigned to the 7th Bomb Wing, Commander Support Staff, Dyess AFB, TX where she was responsible for various administrative duties for over 5000 unit members.

In Oct 2011, SSgt Thompson was assigned to the 7TH Operations Group, Commander Support Staff. As the NCOIC of Knowledge Operations Management in support of 289 personnel to include 17 group staff members.

Currently, SSgt Thompson is the NCOIC, Administration Management, for the 340 Detachment Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps. In this capacity, Sergeant Thompson 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 60 cadets.