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Detachment 850 Cadre

Training, Mentoring, Leading.

Cadre 2017

Commander, Professor of Aerospace Studies

Aerospace Studies Professor

Lt Col Benson

Lieutenant Colonel Andrew J. Benson is Commander, Air Force ROTC Detachment 850 and Professor and Department Chair of Aerospace Studies at the University of Utah. He is responsible for recruiting, training and commissioning cadets at The University of Utah and from six “cross-town” colleges.

Lieutenant Colonel Benson entered active duty and was commissioned through AFROTC in 1997. Prior to his current command, he was assigned to the 919th Special Operations Wing, 2d Special Operations Squadron. He has served as a Air Battle Manager, Electronic Combat Officer,
group executive officer, Intelligence Officer, Flight Commander, Intelligence Division Chief, and Senior Intelligence Officer.

He is a rated officer with over 1,000 flight hours on the E-3 and over 5,000 combat support hours to the MQ-1 and MQ-9 aircraft.


Operations Flight Commander

Captain Maloney (OFC)

Capt Maloney

Captain Maloney is the Operations Flight Commander and Associate Professor of Aerospace Studies at the University of Utah, Air Force ROTC Detachment 850.  She is responsible for recruiting, training and commissioning cadets on the University of Utah campus as well as cadets from six other “cross-town” colleges in the Salt Lake area.

Capt Maloney was commissioned through ROTC at the University of New Hampshire in 2010 after earning her Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering. She was first stationed at Hurlburt Field where she deployed to Balad, Iraq as the Combined Joint Special Operations Air Component, Iraq, J7. Capt Maloney was then stationed at Lajes Field and Kadena Air Base where she held a variety of flight commander roles. Most recently she was the 18th Civil Engineer Group Executive Officer and the Engineering Flight Chief, Deputy, for the 718th Civil Engineer Squadron at Kadena Air Base where she provided engineering support for the largest combat wing in the Air Force, annually executing construction contracts valued at over $1B to maintain and repair over 5,100 facilities.


Recruiting Flight Commander

Captain Dorlac (RFC)

Capt Dorlac

Captain Dorlac is the Recruiting Flight Commander and Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies at the University of Utah, Air Force ROTC Detachment 850.  He is responsible for recruiting, training, and commissioning cadets on the University of Utah campus as well as cadets from six other “cross-town” colleges in the Salt Lake Area.

Capt Dorlac was commissioned in 2013 from the United States Air Force Academy.  He served three years in the 748th Supply Chain Management Group, Hill AFB, as the Lead F-16 Wings and Structural Engineer. Capt Dorlac maintained oversite of 86 depot technicians and created repairs saving $107M on wings, canopy actuators, and external panels of the F-16.  Additionally, he has experience working alongside Lockheed Martin, Aerospace Commercial Tech, CPI Aerospace, and countless other defense contractors. Capt Dorlac holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineer.


 NCOIC Personnel

MSgt Montoya

Master Sergeant Montoya is the NCOIC of Personnel at AFROTC, Detachment 850, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.  He is responsible for creating and maintaining records for the University of Utah Cadets as well as cadets from six other “cross-town” colleges in the Salt Lake area.

In November 2000, he enlisted in the Air Force Delayed Entry Program, and attended Basic Military Training in August 2001. He has served on assignments in Delaware, Utah, Colorado, and the United Arab Emirates. He has also served on three deployments to include Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM.

NCOIC Administrative Management

Staff Sergeant Watkins

SSgt Watkins

Staff Sergeant Watkins is the NCOIC of Administrative Management at AFROTC, Detachment 850, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. He is responsible for creating and maintaining records for the University of Utah Cadets as well as cadets from six other “cross-town” colleges in the
Salt Lake area.

SSgt Watkins enlisted the Air Force in August 2012 as a Knowledge Operations Manager. His assignments include New Mexico and Utah. SSgt Watkins has also spent 180 days deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.


Academic Program Support Specialist

Academic Program Support Specialist

Lynda Robinson

Last Updated: 9/13/17