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Lt Col Mark Guerber


Lieutenant Colonel Mark R. Guerber is the Detachment Commander for AFROTC Det 370, University of Massachusetts in Amherst.  The Minutemen, draw from and exemplify their heritage as an elite guard, ready to respond with only a moments notice, able to conquer challenges with decisive results.  The detachment’s 4-year program develops leaders of character that will guide the Air Force in air, space, and cyber over the next twenty years.  Lt Col Guerber is a distinguished graduate of the Reserve Officers Training Corps from the Illinois Institute of Technology. 


Upon completion of Undergraduate Space and Missile Training, he was assigned to the 6th Space Operations Squadron (6 SOPS), Offutt Air Force Base, NE, as a crew commander and instructor for the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program.  Following    6 SOPS, Lt Col Guerber performed successive assignments at Clear AFS, then F.E. Warren AFB where he was responsible for training over 200 crewmembers in the 90th Operations Group.  After F.E. Warren, Lt Col Guerber was re-assigned under Air Intelligence Agency in the 23d Information Operations Squadron as the flight commander responsible for producing the AFTTP 3.1, Information Warfare.  In 2005, Lt Col Guerber was selected to attend the United States Air Force Weapons School (USAFWS), Weapons Instructor Course, Nellis AFB, NV.  Upon graduation, he was assigned as the Space Weapons Officer to the Combined Air Operations Center, Al Udeid, Qatar supporting USCENTCOM in Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM.  Lt Col Guerber returned to Nellis as a USAFWS Instructor & attended Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell AFB.


Following ACSC, Lt Col Guerber was reassigned to Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, CO, where he was responsible developing the AFSPC Program Objective Memorandum for the AFSPC Commander.  Lt Col Guerber then served as the Operations Officer of the 76th Space Control Squadron, commander of an Expeditionary Space Control Squadron and the Commander of the AF’s first and only dedicated active duty defensive space control unit, the 16th Space Control Squadron. Most recently, he was the Deputy Commander for the 544th Intelligence Survellance and Reconnaisance Group, providing both national and service space based intelligence, for and with Air Force Space Command, Air Combat Command, and the combatant commands.


           2009     Air Command and Staff College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL

           2009     Master of Military Operational Arts and Sciences, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL

           2005     Graduate, United States Air Force Weapons School, Space Weapons Instructor Course, Nellis AFB, NV

           2002     Squadron Officers School, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL

​           1995     Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, Illinois Institute of Technology


           1995 – 1998        Crew Commander, 6th Space Operations Squadron, Offutt AFB, NE

           1998 – 1999        Flight Commander, 13th Space Warning Squadron, Clear AFS, AK

           1999 – 2003        Senior Instructor, Missile Combat Crew Commander, Minuteman III

                                       90th Operations Support Squadron, F.E. Warren AFB, WY

           2004 – 2005        Chief Tactics Integration Flight, 23d Information Operations Squadron, Lackland AFB, TX

           2005 – 2005        Student, 328th Weapons Squadron, USAF Weapons School, Nellis AFB, NV

           2006 – 2007        Space Cell Chief, Combat Operations Division, Combined Air Operations Center, Al Udeid, QA

           2007 – 2008        Instructor, 328th Weapons Squadron, USAF Weapons School, Nellis AFB, NV

           2008 – 2009        Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL

           2009 – 2010        Chief Programming Integration Branch, HQ Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, CO

           2010 – 2013        Operations Officer, 76th Space Control Squadron, Peterson AFB, CO

           2013 – 2015        Commander, 16th Space Control Squadron, Peterson AFB, CO

           2015 – 2016        Deputy Commander, 544th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group

           2016 – Present    Commander, AFROTC Detachment 370

Major Awards and Decorations

           Meritorious Service Medal (with 6 oak leaf clusters)

           Air Force Commendation Medal (with 2 oak leaf clusters)

           Air Force Achievement Medal

           Combat Readiness Medal

           Global Ware on Terrorism (GWOT) Expeditionary Medal and Service Medal

           AF Expeditionary Service Ribbon (gold border)

Effective Dates of Promotion

           Second Lieutenant 28 June 1995

           First Lieutenant 28 June 1997

           Captain 28 June 1999

           Major 1 December 2005

           Lieutenant Colonel 1 October 2010

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