Detachment 850 Cadre
Training, Mentoring, Leading.
Commander, Professor of Aerospace Studies
Lt Col Stewart
Lieutenant Colonel Graham R. Stewart is the Commander, Air Force ROTC Detachment 850. He serves as 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 Stewart entered active duty and was commissioned through AFROTC in December 2003 from Montana State University in Bozeman, MT. Prior to his current command, he was the Squadron Commander of the 19th Fighter Squadron, "Fighting Gamecocks," employing the F-22 5th Generation air dominance fighter from JBPHH, HI. He has served as Deputy Operations Group Commander, Director of Operations, PACAF staff officer, Group staff and Flight Commander.
Lieutenant Colonel Stewart has deployed to support combat operations in Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and NOBLE EAGLE. He has also supported multiple Theatre Security Packages across the globe to include South Korea, Japan, UAE, Qatar and Australia.
He is a rated officer with over 2,000 flight hours in the T-6, T-38, F-15E and F-22 to include 240 combat hours in Afghanistan. Lieutenant Colonel Stewart was an instructor pilot in both the F-15E and F-22 as well as an evaluator pilot in the F-22.
Operations Officer/Recruiting Flight Commander
Maj Lotz is the Operations Officer, Recruiting Flight Commander, and Associate 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.
Major Lotz commissioned through ROTC at Brigham Young University in 2006. He started his military service as a Space and Missile Ops Officer becoming an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Combat Crew Commander and assistant flight commander in Montana. He transitioned to a dedicated Space Operations officer in North Dakota and became a Missile Warning and Space Surveillance Crew Commander and trainer. He was a formal instructor at the Advanced Space Operations School at Peterson AFB, CO, where he was flight commander and course director for the Space Situational Awareness Advanced Course, as well as the Space Operations Course for Acquirers and Engineers, and the Missile Warning & Defense Advanced Course. Prior to his current assignment, Maj Lotz served in various Combatant Command and customer outreach positions in the Mission Integration Directorate of the National Reconnaissance Office which culminated in serving as the Chief of Staff for his office.
Education Officer/Operations Flight Commander
Capt Hone is the Education Officer, Operations Flight Commander, and Associate 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 Hone commissioned through ROTC, Detachment 850 at the University of Utah in 2012. He started his military career as a student pilot and later retrained as an intelligence officer with his first operational assignment at Misawa Air Base, Japan. While at Misawa AB, Capt Hone served as the Deputy of the Combat Intelligence Cell, Intel Officer for the 13th Fighter Squadron, and the Chief of Intel Standards and Evaluation, participating in over 8 international exercises and deploying to Malaysia.
At Nellis Air Force Base, Capt Hone served as the Chief of Exercise Scenario for Red Flag Nellis, Flight Commander of the Red Flag Intel Flight, served as the 365th Intelligence Wing's liaison to intel operations in Korea, and Chief Aggressor Intel in the 64th Aggressor Squadron. During his time at Nellis, Capt Hone led intel integration in 6 iterations of the Combat Air Force's premier exercise, supporting over 8,400 Joint/Combined personnel and 9 partner nations. Additionally, Capt Hone acted as the 57th Aggressor Group liaison for three major conferences that expanded cross-service coordination for 85 General Officers, improved joint and coalition efforts, and led innovation for 5 nations and over 450 participants.
NCOIC Det 850
Technical Sergeant Welcome is the NCOIC of 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 June 2009, he enlisted in the Air Force Delayed Entry Program and attended Basic Military Training. He has served on assignments in Mississippi, New Mexico, and Texas. He has also deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan supporting Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM.
NCOIC Administrative Management
Staff Sergeant Tornero 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 Tornero enlisted the Air Force in April 2007 as a Information Management. His assignments include Maryland, Korea, Arkansas, and California. Sergeant Tornero has also spent 517 days deployed to United Arab Emirites, Oman and Qatar.
Northwest Region Gold Bar Recruiter
2d Lieutenant Jorgensen
2d Lieutenant Jorgensen is a Northwest Region Gold Bar Recruiter at the University of Utah, Air Force ROTC Detachment 850. She is responsible for recruiting highly diverse and qualified potential officer candidates at high schools in Utah and Wyoming.
Lt Jorgensen was commissioned through ROTC at Boston University in 2020 and received her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. Utah is her first duty assignment. Upon completion of her Gold Bar assignment, she will begin Intelligence Technical School at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas.
Ms. Natalie Richards-Gebbia