Lt Col Luis A. Rojas

Lt Col Luis A. Rojas

Dates of Service: Jun 1988 - Jun 2016
RETIRED
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  • 2d Lt Apr 88
  • 1st Lt May 90
  • Capt May 92
  • Maj Oct 99
  • Lt Col Aug 04
Commissioning Source:  ROTC, Apr 1988

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Bio 

Extensive background in joint, combined, and bi-national operations, negotiations, planning, and organizing with impeccable Spanish language skills. Possess leadership, management, multicultural, and diplomatic skills. As a certified master instructor and honor graduate from a 5-week instructor course, I possess outstanding teaching and coaching skills. Retired from military in June 2016 (28-yrs). For a complete resume and biography of my work experience, education and training, to include recommendation letters, endorsements, certificates and diplomas; please visit my Linkedin profile: www.linkedin.com/in/luisrojas1/

Military Experiences

Apr 2014 - Jun 2016
IOC
Director, International Officer School Squadron Officer School Preparatory Course and Assistant Dean of Education
Responsible for integration, guidance, management, and supervision of curriculum requirements for international officer programs. Directs all aspects of three 7-week Squadron Officer School Preparatory Courses annually for up to 96 International Officers (IOs). Leads a staff of 13 military and civilian instructors responsible for integrating and preparing IOs for resident Professional Military Education. Teaches leadership, force employment, problem solving, military studies, and communication techniques for nearly 220 officers from 72 countries, attending Air University schools annually. In September 2015 assumed additional duties as Assistant Dean of Education.
Apr 2013 - Mar 2014
NORAD
Chief, Missile & Space Qualification Training
Chief of 5-person section responsible for training all Joint/Bi-National Military personnel for certification as Missile and Space Domain (MSD) watchstanders in the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) Current Operations Center (N2C2). Manages/executes Qualification Training for all NORAD-USNORTHCOM Missile and Space Domain crew members. Assists Command Center Director in fulfilling Commander NORAD's responsibility for worldwide missile and attack warning.
Sep 2011 - Apr 2013
NORAD
Chief, Missile & Space Domain
Provided National Command Authority, Commander North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)-U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) and theater comanders real-time warning of missile attacks against North American forces. Representative to U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) for the NORAD-USNORTHCOM Current Operations Center (N2C2) Director and Commander NORAD-USNORTHCOM. Ensured on-orbit safety of the International Space Station, manned space flights, and high-interest Department of Defense space assets.
Jul 2007 - Sep 2011
ODC
Deputy Chief, Office of Defense Cooperation & Exec Secretary of U.S.–Spanish Permanent Cmte
Deputy Chief for 16-person office, advised U.S. Ambassador on Status of Forces Agreement issues for over 1,400 military personnel. As Permanent Committee Executive Secretary, executed the only Agreement on Defense Cooperation with a NATO ally in the entire European area of operations. Responsible for the return of U.S. facilities, no longer needed, back to the Spanish government. Assisted office chief in overseeing over $10B of Foreign Military Sales to the Spanish military.

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

Jun 2007

International Relations & Security Cooperation

Jun 2007

Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management Overseas Course

Individual & Special Skill Schools

Jun 2014

Intercultural Competencies Course

May 2013

Instructor Certification Course

Dec 2011 - Jan 2012

Missile & Space Qualification Training

Oct 2005 - Nov 2005

Community Leadership Institute Course

Certifications

Jul 2015

Department of Defense Advanced International Affairs Certification, Level III

Jun 2010

Air Force Regional Affairs Strategist (RAS) for Latin America Certification

Jul 2007

U.S. Diplomat for the U.S. Embassy in Madrid Spain

Foreign Language Skills

2016

Spanish (3/3)

Additional Specialization(s)
Security Clearance
Top Secret/SCI or higher
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