Capt. Erik L. Aufderheide
Captain Erik L. Aufderheide is an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC), Detachment 218, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana. Capt. Aufderheide is responsible for recruiting, training, motivating and counseling, highly qualified young men and women as prospective Air Force officers. He instructs both Freshman and Sophomore college courses on the Foundation and History of the USAF, integrating both written and verbal communication skills into classroom learning. He provides leadership training, military discipline, and educational and career guidance to AFROTC cadets. As the Unit Admissions Officer (UAO) he directs all unit-recruiting efforts and actively promotes Air Force career opportunities to university and high school students, faculty, administrators, and counselors. Captain Aufderheide manages all recruiting budgets and funding. Significant additional duties include: Unit Public Affairs Officer, Arnold Air Society advisor, Civil Air Patrol Squadron advisor, Security Officer, and Introductory Flight Training (IFT) officer. Captain Aufderheide was born in Indianapolis In.
EDUCATION:B.S. Public Administration, concentration in Law and Public Policy, INDIANA UNIVERSITY May, 1994
MOST RECENT FLYING / SQUADRON DUTIES:2 May 1996 - 31 Oct 1998 Standardization and Evaluation Officer/MH60G Pilot, 66th Rescue Squadron, 57th Operational Group, 57th Wing, Nellis, AFB, NV. --composed/taught unit's monthly emergency procedures training , authorized pilot reference booklet for incoming aircrew, initiated and supervised comprehensive review of flight evaluation folders, ensured 100 percent accuracy, developed new high threat survival training field exercise, and gained Air Combat Command approval for improved aircrew load-bearing equipment. Flew in support of Operations SOUTHERN WATCH and NORTHERN WATCH, and numerous RED FLAGs, authorized critical combat execution plans and recognized as "superior performer" by squadron supervisors.
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