Detachment Cadre


Detachment Cadre

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.

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Recruiting Flight Commander [contact]


Lieutenant Colonel Christopher A. Bohn
Detachment Commander
Space and Missiles Functional Badge

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 UNL, 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, AL

ASSIGNMENTS -- 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


Major Brian L. Riggs
Recruiting Flight Commander

 Major Brian L. Riggs 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.  He is responsible for all recruiting and admissions of cadets into the AFROTC program at Detachment 465.  He is also the lead instructor for senior cadet curriculum. Prior to assuming his current duties, Major Riggs served as the Airborne Logistics Planner on board the E-6B Airborne Command Post, United States Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Nebraska. 

Major Riggs received his Bachelor of Arts in Administration of Justice, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and commissioned through AFROTC Detachment 205 in 1997.  Major Riggs’ initial assignment was as an Aircraft Maintenance and Munitions Officer at FE Warren AFB, WY, where he served as the Munitions Accountable Systems Officer as well as Officer in Charge of Minuteman III maintenance.  In 2000, Major Riggs went on to lead two F-15E aircraft maintenance flights at Seymour Johnson AFB, NC.  In 2003, he was assigned to lead an F-15C/D Aircraft Maintenance Unit and then Quality Assurance Flight, Tyndall AFB, FL.  In 2005, Major Riggs returned to AFROTC Detachment 205 where he served as Commandant of Cadets and Unit Admissions Officer.   In 2009, he was assigned as the 52nd Maintenance Squadron Operations Officer and then became the Chief, Wings Plans and Programs, Spangdahlem AB, Germany.  In 2010, Major Riggs deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, serving as an educational advisor within NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan and Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan.

EDUCATION -- 1997 Bachelor of Arts, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, IL / 2003 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL / 2010 Air Command and Staff College (Distance Learning), Maxwell AFB, AL / 2011 Master of Arts in International Relations, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

ASSIGNMENTS – June 1997 – Jan 2000: Officer in Charge, Minuteman Munitions; Munitions Accountable Systems Officer, 90th Maintenance Squadron, F.E. Warren AFB, WY / January 2000 – January 2003: Officer in Charge, Console Operations, 4th Fighter Wing; Sortie Support Flight Commander, 336th Fighter Squadron; Sortie Generation Flight Commander/Officer in Charge, 334th fighter Squadron/Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Seymour Johnson AFB, NC / January 2003 – May 2005:  Officer in Charge, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit, 325th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron; Flight Commander, 325th Maintenance Group Quality Assurance, Tyndall AFB, FL / May 2005 – January 2009:  Air Force ROTC Instructor, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, IL / January 2009 – January 2012:  Maintenance Operations Officer, 52nd Maintenance Operations Squadron; Chief, Wing Plans and Programs, 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem AB, Germany / January 2012 – October 2014:  Airborne Logistics Planner, United States Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, NE /October 2014– Present: Recruiting Flight Commander, AFROTC Detachment 465, University of Nebraska – Lincoln