Detachment 465 Cadre of the University of Nebraska AFROTC develop quality leaders for the Air Force through professional expert guidance, experience, the support of our peers, and the challenges our program offers to all students. We strive to promote a positive environment which develops the individual into an effective and exemplary leader prepared for the challenges of entering active duty.
Lieutenant Colonel Christopher A. Bohn Detachment Commander
Lieutenant Colonel Christopher A. Bohn is the Commander of Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 465 and is the Professor of Aerospace Studies at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. He is responsible for the education and training of AFROTC cadets and the support of Air Force Institute of Technology graduate students attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Lt Col Bohn received his commission through the ROTC program at Purdue University in December 1992. Early in his career, Lt Col Bohn served as a command and control officer for the Minuteman III and B-52H weapon systems at Minot AFB ND and for 18 other aircraft types spread across Southwest Asia in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH. After cross-training into developmental engineering, he served with the Air Force Research Laboratory's Information Directorate. In 2004, he joined the Air Force Institute of Technology’s faculty as a software engineering course director, later deputy department chair. In 2008 he was assigned to the AFSOC headquarters staff at Hurlburt Field FL as the Chief, Technology Planning Branch, and later as the Chief, Test & Technology Division and Chief Scientist. Prior to arriving at University of Nebraska–Lincoln, he served as Chief Technologist for the Air Force Center for Strategy and Technology at Maxwell AFB AL from 2011 to 2013, where he taught Air War College electives and guided student research for annual “Blue Horizons” studies directed by the Air Force Chief of Staff. He is an IEEE Certified Software Development Professional and a SPRDE Level III Certified Acquisition Professional.
EDUCATION --1992 Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN / 1993 Operations Management Adjutant Course, Keesler AFB MS / 1998 Squadron Officer School (Distance Learning), Maxwell AFB AL / 1996 Master of Science, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks ND / 1999 Master of Science in Computer Engineering (Distinguished Graduate), Wright-Patterson AFB OH / 2004 Doctor of Philosophy, The Ohio State University, Columbus OH / 2005 Air Command & Staff College (Distance Learning), Maxwell AFB AL / 2011 Air War College (Distance Learning), Maxwell AFB AL / 2013 Joint Air Operations Planning Course, Maxwell AFB AL
ASSIGNMENTS --July 1993 - December 1994, Adjutant, 742d Missile Squadron, later Squadron Section Commander, Minot AFB ND / January 1995 - July 1997, Dual Certified Command Post Controller, later Chief of Command Post Operations, 5th Bomb Wing, Minot AFB ND / August 1997 - March 1999, Student, Graduate Electrical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB OH / March 1999 - August 2001, Digital Simulation Systems Engineer, later Program Manager for Collaborative Technologies, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB OH / September 2001 - August 2004, AFIT Student, The Ohio State University, Columbus OH / September 2004 - July 2008, Software Engineering Course Director, later Deputy Department Head, Air Force Institute of Technology, Kettering OH / July 2008 - June 2011, Technology Planning Branch Chief, later Test & Technology Division Chief, and Chief Scientist, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field FL / June 2011 - October 2011, Deputy Director, Education Transformation, Education Support Squadron, Maxwell AFB AL / October 2011 - May 2013, Chief Technologist, Center for Strategy and Technology, Maxwell AFB AL / June 2013 - present, Commander, AFROTC Detachment 465, Lincoln NE
Captain Zachary Eaton Operations Officer
Captain Zachary Eaton is the Operations Flight Commander of Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 465 and is the Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He is responsible for supervising, evaluating, and facilitating the performance of all Detachment 465 Cadets. Additionally, he leads, trains, counsels and evaluates highly qualified men and women as prospective Air Force officers. His overall mission is to develop and commission the best Air Force leaders and citizens of character, dedicated to serving the Nation.
Captain Eaton received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Cincinnati and commissioned through the AFROTC program in 2010 as a distinguished graduate. In his previous assignment he served as the Deputy Chief of Construction Contracts, Operational Contracting Branch, Air Force Sustainment Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Captain Eaton is a Level II Contracting, and Level I Program Management, Certified Acquisition Professional.
EDUCATION -- 2010 Bachelor of Business Administration degree, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio / 2010 Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama / 2015 (expected) Master of Business Administration, Columbia Southern University, Ocean Beach, ALASSIGNMENTS -- October 2010 – August 2011: Student Pilot, 14th Flying Training Wing, 14th Flying Training Group, 14th Operation Support Squadron, Columbus AFB, Mississippi / August 2011 – May 2012: Services Contract Manager, Operational Contracting Division, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma / May 2012 – July 2014: Deputy Chief of Construction Contracts, Operational Contracting Branch, Air Force Sustainment Center, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma / July 2014 – Present: Operations Flight Commander, AFROTC Detachment 465, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
First Lieutenant Keyona Dibbern Recruiting Flight Commander
First Lieutenant Keyona C. Dibbern is the Recruiting Flight Commander of Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 465 and is the Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is responsible for all recruiting and admissions of cadets into the AFROTC program at Detachment 465. She is also the lead instructor for freshman cadet curriculum. Prior to assuming her current duties, Lieutenant Dibbern served as the Lead Broadband Manager for all RC-135 variants in the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Operations Center, Offutt AFB, Nebraska.Lieutenant Dibbern received her Bachelor of Science in Political Science, United States Air Force Academy, Class of 2013. Lieutenant Dibbern's first assignment was in 2014 as an Intelligence Officer, CENTCOM OIC, 55th Intelligence Support Squadron, Offutt AFB, NE.
EDUCATION -- 2013 - Bachelor of Science in Political Science, United States Air Force Academy / 2016 Master of Science in Political Science, University of Nebraska - Omaha
ASSIGNMENTS -- Apr 2014 - Dec 2015: Officer in Charge, Central Command Element, 55th Intelligence Support Squadron, Offutt AFB, NE / Dec 2015 - Dec 2016: Officer in Charge, Communications Support Unit, 55th Intelligence Support Squadron, Offutt AFB, NE / Dec 2015 - Feb 2017: Broadband Managment, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Operations Center, 55th Operations Group, Offutt AFB, NE / Feb 2017 - Present: Recruiting Flight Commander, AFROTC Det 465, University of Nebraska-Lincoln