The Cadre


Detachment 756 Cadre 


Lt Col Taylor Valentine, Commander

Capt Gorge Hernandez, Operations Flight Commander

Capt Yamil Jonilonis, Education and Recruiting Officer

TSgt Mathew Brown, Detachment 756 NCOIC

Ms. Erudilia Muñoz, Secretary 



     Lieutenant Colonel Taylor Valentine is the Commander, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 756, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. He is responsible for recruiting, educating, training, motivating, selecting, and commissioning officer candidates through a comprehensive college program. He provides academic instruction on fundamental Air Force doctrine, practical leadership experience, and extensive field training emphasizing physical fitness and officership to prepare future officers for active duty.


     He received his commission from the United States Air Force Academy and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Engineering. As an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)-Qualified Civil Engineer Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Valentine has served in a variety of positions all over the world supporting base infrastructure operations and maintenance.  He is a joint qualified officer and has five combat deployments in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and Operation FREEDOM’S SENTINEL.








    AFROTC Detachment 756 

    University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez                                                                                      Monday - Friday  

    Mayagüez, P.R. 00681-5171                                                                                                   Hours: 0700-1500

    Office: (787) 832-4040, Ext. 3382, 3386                                                                                 Walk-ins are welcome!

    Email: det756@uprm.edu / det756@us.af.mil



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