The Cadre



Lieutenant Colonel Eric E. Hamilton is Commander, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Detachment 756 and Director of Department of Aerospace Studies, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez. He is responsible for recruiting training, motivation, and developing officer candidates into Air Force commissioned officers through a comprehensive college program comprised of fundamental Air Force doctrine, academic instruction and practical leadership experiences.

Lieutenant Colonel Hamilton was commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at North Carolina State University in 1991 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and Master of Mechanical Engineering in 1993.  As a trained pilot, Lieutenant Colonel Hamilton has flown various aircrafts with over 8000 flying hours primarily in KC-135R, E-6B, C-9B aircrafts.  He has served as the Air Operations Officer at USCENTCOM, and prior to his assignment Chief of Air Reserve/ANG supporting Special Operations Forces for SOCOM. 



Detachment 756 Cadre 

Capt Michael Herbert, Recruiting/Education Officer

Capt Rafael Beltran, Commander,Operations Officer

TSgt Herminio Martinez-Melendez, NCOIC, Det 756 Director of Personnel 

TSgt Lindsay Owens, Administration Management 


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