Staff

Current as of July 2015.

Col Andrew C. Hird

Col Andrew C. HirdCol Andy Hird is Commander of AFROTC Detachment 867, Northfield, Vermont. Col Hird leads and manages the administration of the Air Force officer training program at Norwich University. Detachment 867’s nine authorized personnel guide and mentor approximately 150 officer candidates, active and special cadet students through training and professional leadership development as well as instruction in Air Force structure, history and national security affairs.

Col Hird grew up in Missouri. He graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1991 and pilot training at Williams AFB in 1992. Newly married to Alicia Smith of New Hampshire, Col Hird attended the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill as a “banked pilot” and then began his first operational Air Force role as a logistics officer at Dover AFB and assisted air mobility deployments for Haiti and Rwanda humanitarian operations.

Col Hird has commanded aircrew in the C-141B and C-17A. He is a former C-17A schoolhouse instructor. He has served on the Air Staff, the Central Command Combined Air Operations Center staff and the United States Transportation Command Staff. In addition to his current command, Col Hird commanded the 62nd Operations Group, 517th “Firebird” Airlift Squadron and the 385th Air Expeditionary Group. He is a Command Pilot with over 5,000 flying hours and has flown combat missions in Operations Deliberate Force, Allied Force and Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Col Hird and Alicia have three wonderful children Brady, Aran, and Bryce.

Education

  • 1991 Bachelor of Science, Physics, United States Air Force Academy, CO
  • 1994 Master of Science, Nuclear Physics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • 1995 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL
  • 2003 Air Command and Staff College (non-residence)
  • 2004 Army Command and General Staff, Ft Leavenworth, KS
  • 2007 Air War College (non-residence)

Major Awards and Decorations

  • Legion of Merit
  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal
  • Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
  • Air Medal
  • Aerial Achievement Medal
  • Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
  • 2005 Air Force Field Grade Analyst of the Year

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Capt James Feiccabrino

Education Officer

Capt James FeiccabrinoCaptain James M. Feiccabrino is the Operations Flight Commander and Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies for the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. In this capacity, Captain Feiccabrino trains, and motivates highly-qualified young men and women as prospective officers and instructs the sophomore-level course on US Air Force History.

Captain Feiccabrino is originally from New England and began his career enlisted in the US Army out of high school, after some time in school he joined the WA ANG as an enlisted weatherman. After completing his master’s degree he attended Officer Training School to become a weather officer. Prior to his current assignment Captain Feiccabrino served as a deployed detachment commander, 603rd AOC staff weather officer, and assistant flight commander 21st operational weather squadron.

Education

  • 2007 Bachelor of Arts in Geology, Western Washington University
  • 2009 Masters of Sciences Environmental Engineering, Lulea Univ. of Tech. (Sweden)
  • 2012 Licentiate Degree in Applied Geology, Lulea Univ. of Tech. (Sweden)

Assignments

  1. 1997-2000, Battalion RTO, 1/187 Infantry, Fort Campbell, KY
  2. 2003-2010, Weather Apprentice, 116 WF, Camp Murray, WA
  3. 2010-2013, Assistant Flight Commander, 21 OWS, Sembach, GE
  4. 2013-Present, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, Norwich University, VT

Major Awards and Decorations

  • Weather Airman of the Year
  • Air Force Commendation Medal
  • Joint Services Commendation Medal

Effective Dates of Promotion

  • Second Lieutenant 23 Oct 2010
  • First Lieutenant 23 Oct 2012
  • Captain 23 Oct 2014

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Capt Jason P. Rimmelin

Capt Jason RimmelinCaptain Jason P. Rimmelin is the Educational Flight Commander and Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies for Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 867, Norwich University. In this capacity, Captain Rimmelin recruits, trains, and motivates highly-qualified young men and women as prospective officers and instructs the senior-level course on the National Security Affairs of the US Air Force.

Captain Rimmelin entered the Air Force through the Officer Training School (OTS) program at Maxwell AFB, Alabama. After commissioning, he spent one year stationed at Goodfellow AFB where he graduated the Intelligence Officer Course and the Air and Space Basic Course. He then served at a Distributed Ground Station as a Mission Operations Commander, Instructor and Program Manager. He also deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Prior to his arrival at Norwich, he was the Senior Intelligence Duty Officer at Osan AB in Korea.

Captain Rimmelin assumed his present position in July 2015.

Education

  • 2007 Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities-Prelaw, University of Houston, Clear Lake, Texas
  • 2010 Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell AFB, AL
  • 2014 Master of Arts degree in Global Security and Intelligence Studies, American Military University

Assignments

  1. Oct 2010 – Jun 2011, Student, Intelligence Officer Course, 315th Training Squadron, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
  2. Jun 2011 – Jul 2014, Mission Operations Commander, Flight Commander of ISR Operations, Missions Operations Commander Program Manager, Executive Officer, 13th Intelligence Squadron, 548th Operations Support Squadron, 548th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group, Beale AFB, CA
  3. Jul 2014 – Jul 2015, Senior Intelligence Duty Officer, 607th Air and Space Operations Command, Osan AB, SKORE
  4. Jul 2015 – Present, Operations Flight Commander, AFROTC Detachment 867, Norwich University, Northfield, VT.

Major Awards and Decorations

  • Air Medal with four leaf clusters
  • Aerial Achievement Medal
  • Air Force Commendation Medal
  • Meritorious Unit Award
  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with three oak leaf clusters
  • Combat Readiness Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Star
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Korean Defense Service Medal
  • Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
  • AF Longevity Service
  • Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
  • NATO Medal

Other Achievements

  • DG OTS/AOC IFTU Graduate
  • Company Grade Officer of the Quarter, 13 IS, 2012
  • Superior Performer, Ulchi Freedom Guardian, 2014

Effective Dates of Promotion

  • Second Lieutenant May 28, 2010
  • First Lieutenant May 28, 2012
  • Captain May 38, 2014

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TSgt Gary DeDominick

TSgt Gary DeDominickSergeant De Dominick is the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of Personnel for Air Force ROTC Detachment 867. In this capacity, Sergeant De Dominick manages personnel records for 6 cadre and 193 AFROTC cadets. He also monitors/updates all cadet pay actions-tuition, fees, subsistence/textbook funds in excess of $1.2M annually. Sergeant De Dominick oversees cadet life-cycle personnel actions-medical, physical, enlistments, categorization and the cadet commissioning process. He instructs the freshman-level course on the Foundations of the US Air Force.

Sergeant De Dominick is a native of Elmira, NY. He entered the USAF in Sep 1999. As a career personnelist, he has served in numerous positions including Test Administrator USMEPCOM, South Dakota, NCOIC of Personnel Detachment 780 South Dakota State University, NCOIC 32 FTS Commander’s Support Staff, Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma as well as Relocations, Evaluations, and Special Actions VAFB, OK.

Sergeant De Dominick is married and he and his wife have three children.

Education

  • 1990 Graduated Horseheads High School, Horseheads, NY
  • 2003 Airman Leadership School
  • 2004 Associates Degree (Community College of the Air Force), Human Resources and Personnel Administration
  • 2006 Bachelor of Science in Technical Management, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • 2010 Master of Education degree in Administration of Student Affairs, South Dakota State University
  • 2013 NCO Academy

Assignments

  1. Jun – Jul 1999, Basic Training, Lackland AFB, TX
  2. Jul – Aug 1999, Student, Technical Training, Keesler AFB, MS
  3. Sep 1999 – May 2001, Relocations, Vance Air Force Base, OK
  4. May 2001 – May 2002 Base Evaluations monitor, Vance Air Force Base, OK
  5. May 2002 – May 2004 32nd Flying Training Squadron NCOIC, Commander’s Support Staff
  6. May 2004- May 2005, Relocations, Vance Air Force Base, OK
  7. May 2005- Jul 2006, Base Special Actions and Unfavorable Information File monitor
  8. Jul 2006- Aug 2011, NCOIC, Personnel Detachment 780, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
  9. Aug 2011- Jul 2014, Test Administrator, Sioux Falls Military Entrance Processing Station, Sioux Falls, SD
  10. Jul 2014- present, NCOIC, Personnel Detachment 867, Norwich University, Northfield, VT

Major Awards and Decorations

  • Air Force Commendation Medal
  • Joint Service Achievement Medal
  • Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with four oak leaf clusters
  • Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
  • Air Force Good Conduct Medal with four oak leaf clusters
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Air Force Longevity Service with two oak leaf clusters
  • USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon with one oak leaf cluster
  • Air Force Training Ribbon

Other Achievements

  • #1 Below the Zone – Step Promoted
  • Personnelist of the Year
  • NCO of the Year
  • Airman of the Quarter, multiple
  • NCO of the Quarter, multiple
  • Test Administrator Unit and Battalion level Quarterly Award

Effective Dates of Promotion

  • Airman Basic: May 26, 1999
  • Airman: Nov 26, 1999
  • Airman 1st Class: Sep 26, 2000
  • Senior Airman Nov 26, 2001
  • Staff Sergeant: Jan 1, 2003
  • Technical Sergeant: Aug 1, 2011

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SSgt 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.

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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SSgt Crystal Barba

SSgt Crystal BarbaStaff Sergeant Barba is the Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, Administration Management, 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 Barba oversees cadet life-cycle personnel actions-medical, physical, enlistments, categorization and the cadet commissioning process.

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

Sergeant Barba has a daughter and a son.

Education

  • 2011 Air Force, Airman Leadership School
  • 2015 Associate of Applied Science, Information Resources Management, Community College of the Air Force
  • Present Noncommissioned Officer Academy Course
  • Present University of Maryland University College

Assignmments

  1. April 2008 to May 2008, Lackland AFB, Texas
  2. May 2008 to August 2008, Keesler AFB, Mississippi
  3. September 2008 to February 2011, Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona
  4. February 2011 to February 2015, Peterson AFB, Colorado
  5. February 2015 to present, Norwich University, Vermont

Major Awards and Decorations

  • Air Force Commendation Medal
  • Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
  • Meritorious Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters
  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with one oak leaf cluster
  • Air Force Good Conduct Medal with one oak leaf cluster
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold border
  • Air Force Longevity Service
  • United States Air Force Noncommissioned Officer Professional Military Education Ribbon
  • Air Force Training Ribbon

Other Achievements

  • 76th Space Control Squadron, Peterson AFB, Airman of the 3rd Quarter, 2011
  • 21st Operations Group, Peterson AFB, Airman of the 1st Quarter, 2012
  • 21st Space Wing, Peterson AFB, Airman of the 1st Quarter, 2012

Effective Dates of Promotion

  • Airman First Class, 16 May 2008
  • Senior Airman, 16 September 2010
  • Staff Sergeant, 1 June 2012

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