Staff

Col. Murray R. Clark

Murray R. ClarkAir Force Col. Murray R. “Murf” Clark serves as chair of the Department of Aerospace Studies and the professor of Aerospace Studies at Norwich University. He is responsible for recruiting, training, motivating and educating Air Force officer candidates, preparing them for leadership roles beyond Norwich University, and ensuring they meet the high expectations for career service in the United States Air Force. He is a command pilot with more than 3,700 hours in the KC-135R/T/Q, T-37, T-38, and T-3 aircraft. Previously, Clark served as the Air Force Senior Service Representative and Director of Strategic Leadership in the Department of Command, Leadership, and Management at the US Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, Penn., where he taught leadership, change management and joint military processes to future senior leaders from all military services and many allied nations. Prior to that, Clark deployed to south-central Asia (Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan) for a year as commander of the 376th Operations Group, where he coordinated with Kyrgyzstan’s volatile Civil Aviation Authority, worked with international airport authorities to fly combat missions from their national-capitol airport, and led flight crews, flight-equipment technicians, weather forecasters, and intelligence analysts to provide approximately one-third of the air refueling of all military aircraft over Afghanistan involved in Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Clark graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1987 with a BS in Humanities and was named a Distinguished Graduate and the Outstanding Cadet in both Philosophy and Humanities. He completed Undergraduate Pilot Training at Williams AFB, AZ, in 1988 and was assigned to McConnell AFB, KS, to fly the KC-135R in Strategic Air Command. Colonel Clark has served as an evaluator pilot, operations officer, squadron commander, deputy operations group commander, and as a speechwriter and Chief of the Commander’s Action Group at Air Mobility Command headquarters. Since 2001 he has deployed six times to four different forward operating locations, once as an Operations Group Commander, twice as a Director of Operations, and three times as an Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron Commander. As an Air Force Fellow, Colonel Clark completed an assignment as a Secretary of Defense Corporate Fellow working at Cisco Systems in San Jose, California, where he was tasked to glean the best of change, innovation and leading-edge business practices to transform DoD. He and his wife are the parents of four children.

Education

  • 1987 Bachelor of Science, Humanities, United States Air Force Academy, CO (Distinguished Graduate)
  • 1994 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL (Distinguished Graduate)
  • 1996 Master of Arts, Languages/Communicative Arts, University of Notre Dame, IN
  • 2001 US Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS
  • 2006 Air War College, distance-learning program
  • 2007 Center for Strategic and Budgetary Analysis Understudy, Washington, DC
  • 2007 Darden School of Business, Seminar for Executives, University of Virginia
  • 2008 Secretary of Defense Corporate Fellows Program for Senior Developmental Education

Assignments

  1. July 1987 – Sept 1988, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Williams AFB, AZ
  2. Sept 1988 – Jan 1989, Student, Combat Crew Training School, Castle AFB, CA
  3. Feb 1989 – Sept 1993, KC-135R/T Copilot, Aircraft Commander, and Instructor Pilot, 384th Air Refueling Squadron, McConnell AFB, KS
  4. Sept 1993 – July 1994, KC-135R/T Chief Pilot, 349th Air Refueling Squadron, McConnell AFB, KS
  5. July 1994 – December 1995, Air Force Institute of Technology Student, University of Notre Dame, IN
  6. December 1995 – June 1999, Assistant Professor, Executive Officer, and T-3 Instructor Pilot, Department of English, United States Air Force Academy, CO
  7. June 1999 – June 2000, KC-135R/T Flight Commander/Instructor Pilot, 349th Air Refueling Squadron, McConnell AFB, KS
  8. July 2000 – June 2001, US Army Command and General Staff College student, Ft. Leavenworth, KS
  9. June 2001 – April 2002, Assistant Director of Operations, KC-135R/T Evaluator Pilot, 905th Air Refueling Squadron, Grand Forks AFB, ND
  10. May 2002 – June 2004, Director of Operations, KC-135R/T Evaluator Pilot, 912th Air Refueling Squadron, Grand Forks AFB, ND
  11. June 2004 – Dec 2005, Commander, 911th Air Refueling Squadron, Grand Forks AFB, ND
  12. Dec 2005 – Jan 2006, Deputy Commander, 319th Operations Group, Grand Forks AFB, ND
  13. Jan 2006 – Apr 2007, Chief, Command Speechwriting Team, AMC Commander’s Action Group
  14. Apr-2007 – Jun 2007, Chief, Commander’s Action Group, Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, IL
  15. Jun 2007 – Jun 2008, Secretary of Defense Corporate Fellow, Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA
  16. Jul 2008 – Jul 2009, Commander, 376th Operations Group, Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan
  17. Aug 2009 – Jun 2012, Senior Air Force Representative and Director of Strategic Leadership, US Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA

Flight Information

  • Rating: Command pilot
  • Flight Hours: More than 3700 (4 Air Medals, 429 Combat hours)
  • Aircraft: KC-135R/T, T-37, T-38, T-3

Major Awards and Decorations

  • Bronze Star Medal
  • Meritorious Service Medal (three oak leaf clusters)
  • Air Medal (three oak leaf clusters)
  • Aerial Achievement Medal (two oak leaf clusters)
  • Air Force Commendation Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • Joint Meritorious Unit Award
  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (five oak leaf clusters)
  • Combat Readiness Medal (two oak leaf clusters)
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
  • Southwest Asia Service Medal
  • Humanitarian Service Medal
  • Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon w/Gold Border (three oak leaf clusters)

Effective Dates of Promotion

  • Second Lieutenant May 87
  • First Lieutenant May 89
  • Captain May 91
  • Major November 98
  • Lieutenant Colonel June 03
  • Colonel September 07

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Capt. Marc P. Vanderhoof

Capt. Marc VanderhoofAir Force Capt. Marc P. Vanderhoof is the operations flight commander, assistant professor of Aerospace Studies and recruiting officer for the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. In this capacity, Vanderhoof recruits, trains and motivates highly-qualified young men and women as prospective officers and instructs the freshman-level course on the foundations of the US Air Force. Vanderhoof is originally from Vermont and began his career in the Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of New Hampshire, where he earned his commission in the United States Air Force. Prior to his current assignment, he served as an F-22 structures engineer at Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio.

Education

  • 2009, Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of New Hampshire

Assignments

  1. 2004 – 2009, Student, University of New Hampshire, ROTC, Durham, New Hampshire
  2. 2009 – 2012, Developmental Engineer, F-22 System Program Office, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio
  3. 2012 – Present, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, Norwich University, Northfield, VT

Major Awards and Decorations

  • Air Force Achievement Medal

Effective Dates of Promotion

  • Second Lieutenant, 21 Aug 2009
  • First Lieutenant, 21 Aug 2011
  • Captain, 21 Aug 2013

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Lt. Col. Gabriel Lajeunesse

Lt. Col. Gabriel LajeunesseLt. Col. Gabriel Lajeunesse is the operations officer for Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 867, Norwich University. He provides guidance and mentorship to more than 100 cadets participating at various levels in Air Force officer commissioning programs. Lajeunesse entered the Air Force through the AFROTC program at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. As a career special agent for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, he has investigated domestic and transnational crimes affecting US national security interests, to include espionage, international terrorism and illegal technology transfer. He commanded units at Nellis AFB, Nevada, Incirlik AB, Turkey, Tallil AB, Iraq and Hill AFB, Utah. Lajeunesse has served as a policy planner on Middle East issues for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force. Prior to this assignment, Lajeunesse served as the Theater Counterintelligence Coordinating Authority (TCICA), International Security Assistance Force and US Forces Afghanistan. He assumed his present position in April 2013.

Education

  • 1994 Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice; University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA
  • 2000 Master of Arts, Middle Eastern Studies Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
  • 2000 Turkish Interpreter Program, Defense Language Institute, Monterey, CA
  • 2001 Squadron Officer School (Distinguished Graduate)
  • 2003 Air Command and Staff College (Correspondence)
  • 2006 Chief of Staff of the Air Force Foreign Policy Fellow (IDE), Pentagon, Washington, DC
  • 2006 Visiting Associate, Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University
  • 2006 Visiting Military Fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Washington, DC
  • 2008 Juris Doctor; Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC
  • 2010 Air War College (Correspondence)

Assignments

  1. Aug 94-May 96, Criminal and Fraud Agent, AFOSI Det 113, Hill AFB, Utah
  2. May 96-Jul 98, Offensive Counterintelligence Branch Chief, Ankara, Turkey
  3. Jul 98-Jul 00, Graduate Student, Naval Postgraduate School and Defense Language Institute
  4. Jul 00-Jul 02, Operations Officer, AFOSI Detachment 522, Incirlik, Turkey
  5. Jul 02-Feb 04, Commander, AFOSI Detachment 113, Hill Air Force Base, Utah
  6. Feb 04-Sep 04, Commander, AFOSI EDET 2409, Tallil Air Base, Iraq
  7. Sep 04-Jul 05, Chief Homeland Security Division, HQ AFOSI, Washington DC
  8. Jul 05-Jul 06, Foreign Policy Fellow, Office of the Foreign Policy Advisor to the Chief of Staff of Air Force, Washington DC
  9. Jul 06-Jul 09, Political-Military Planner, Joint Chiefs of Staff (DJ5), Pentagon, DC
  10. Jul 09-Oct 10, Commander, AFOSI Detachment 522, Incirlik, Turkey
  11. Oct 10-Jul 12, Commander, AFOSI Detachment 206, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada
  12. Jul 12-Mar 13, Theater CI Coordination Authority, HQ ISAF/USFOR-A, Kabul, Afghanistan
  13. Apr 13-Present, Operations Officer, AFROTC Detachment 867, Norwich University, Northfield, VT

Major Awards and Decorations

  • Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster
  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal
  • Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
  • Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
  • Joint Service Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
  • Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf cluster
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal
  • Iraq Campaign Medal with two bronze stars

Other Achievements

  • Member of the District of Columbia Bar
  • Council on Foreign Relations (Term Member, 2008-2013)
  • AFOSI Field Grade Officer of the Year, Air Combat Command, 2010 and 2011
  • US Air Force Gill Rob Wilson Award for Arts and Letters, 2010
  • AFOSI Lance Sijan Leadership Award for US Air Forces Europe, 2009, 2010
  • HQ AFOSI Officer of the Year, 2004
  • Company Grade Officer of the Year, AFOSI 1st Field Investigations Region, 2002 and 2003

Effective Dates of Promotion

  • Second Lieutenant, 20 May 94
  • First Lieutenant, 1 Jul 96
  • Captain, 1 July 98
  • Major, 1 Nov 04
  • Lieutenant Colonel, 1 Nov 09

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Lt. James Feiccabrino

Education Officer

Lt. James FeiccabrinoLieutenant James Feiccabrino is the Education Flight Commander for Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 867, Norwich University. He teaches air force history and provides guidance and mentorship to over sixty sophomore cadets and enforces academic standards for nearly two hundred cadets participating at various levels in Air Force officer commissioning programs.

Lt Feiccabrino entered military service enlisted in the US Army out of high school. He then attended college using the Montgomery GI Bill, rejoining the military in the Washington State Air National Guard as an enlisted Air Force Meteorologist. Lt Feiccabrino was commissioned as an Air Force active duty officer through OTS. He has deployed to Kosovo (once as an infantry man, and twice as a meteorologist), supported the domestic airlift to Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina, and deployed to Moron Air Base as the lead meteorologist for tankers supporting Operation Unified Protector. Later he would be the EUCOM/AFRICOM staff meteorologist supporting ISR and JFACC decision making for anti-terrorism efforts in North Africa after the Benghazi Embassy bombing, and a hostage crisis in Algeria. At the 21st OWS, the lead weather unit for Europe, Africa, and Russia, Lt Feiccabrino served as an assistant flight commander, and lead meteorologist on the operations floor.

Lt Feiccabrino assumed his present position in November 2013.

Education

  • 2007 Associates of Applied Science, Weather Technology; CCAF
  • 2007 Bachelor of Arts, Geology Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
  • 2009 Masters of Science, Environmental Eng. Lulea University of Technology, Lulea, Sweden
  • 2012 Licentiate Degree, Applied Geology Lulea University of Technology, Lulea, Sweden

Assignments

  1. Aug 97-Nov 00, Infantryman, 1/187 Infantry Battalion, Ft. Campbell, Kentucky
  2. Oct 03-Jun 10, Meteorological Technical 116 Weather Flight, Camp Murray, Washington
  3. Nov 10-Nov 13, Assistant Flight Commander, 21st Op Weather Sq, Sembach, Germany
  4. Nov 13-Present, Education Flight Commander, AFROTC Detachment 867, Norwich University, Northfield, VT

Major Awards and Decorations

  • Joint Service Commendation Medal
  • Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
  • Joint Service Achievement Medal
  • Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
  • Army Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
  • Kosovo Campaign Medal with bronze star
  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters
  • Good Conduct Medal
  • Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster

Other Achievements

  • Eagle Scout
  • Enlisted Weatherman of the Year, Air National Guard, 2005
  • Company Grade Officer professional performer of the Year, 21 OWS, 2011
  • Company Grade Officer of the Quarter, 21 OWS, 2012 and 2013

Effective Dates of Promotion

  • Private First Class – 13 Aug 97
  • Specialist – 13 Oct 99
  • Senior Airman – 27 Oct 03
  • Staff Sergeant – 1 Nov 05
  • Second Lieutenant – 26 Oct 10
  • First Lieutenant – 26 Oct 12

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Staff Sgt. Jazmin Williams

SSgt Jazmin WilliamsStaff Sergeant Williams is the Knowledge Operations Manager (KOM), Detachment 867, Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont. She also monitors/updates all cadet medical, physical-tuition, fees, subsistence/textbook funds in excess of $1.2M annually. Sergeant Williams oversees cadet life-cycle personnel actions-medical, physical, enlistments, categorization and the cadet commissioning process.

Sergeant Williams is a native of Colorado Springs, CO. As Operations Manager, she has served in numerous positions including a duty as the Knowledge Operations Management Apprentice and Directorate Task Manager.

Her military decorations include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, and Air Force Achievement Medal.

Sergeant Williams has a young daughter.

Education

  • Aug 06 – May 08 University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
  • Aug 09 – Aug 09 Security+, Network+, A+ Certification
  • Jun 13 – Jul 13 Air Force Airman Leadership School, Information Resources Management
  • Apr 08 – Dec 13 CCAF, Information Management
  • Aug 10 – Present Grantham University

Assignments

  1. Nov 08 – Sep 10 Knowledge Operations Management Apprentice, Lackland AFB, TX
  2. Sep 10 – Sep 12 Task Manager, Lackland AFB, TX
  3. Sep 12 – Sep 13 Knowledge Operations Manager (KOM), Lackland AFB, TX
  4. Oct 13 – Present Knowledge Operations Management (KOM), AFROTC/Det 867, Northfield, VT

Major Awards and Decorations

  • Joint Service Commendation Medal
  • Air Force Achievement Medal
  • AF Good Conduct Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
  • AF Longevity Service
  • USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon
  • AF Training Ribbon

Effective Dates of Promotion

  • 24 Nov 08 Airman Basic
  • 23 Jan 09 Airman First Class
  • 23 May 11 Senior Airman
  • 01 Aug 13 Staff Sergeant

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