Colonel Robert "Chris" Frederiksen
Detachment 145 Commander
Colonel Robert C. Frederiksen is the Commander of Aerospace Studies for AFROTC Detachment 145 at Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. In his roles, he is responsible for overseeing course curriculum and the recruitment and development of young men and women through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps to serve as Second Lieutenants in the United States Air Force. Prior to this assignment, Col Frederiksen was the Chief, Security Forces Division, Pacific Air Forces at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.
Colonel Frederiksen is a distinguished graduate of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program and was commissioned in 1993. He has served in a variety of positions at the squadron, group, wing, major command, Air Staff and Office of the Secretary of Defense level. He is a graduate of the National War College and the Marine Corps Command and Staff College.
Lt Colonel Scott Pohler
Detachment 145 Director of Operations
Lt Col Pohler serves as both the Director of Operations and Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Detachment 145 at Florida State University. He is responsible for the instruction, leadership development, and evaluation of over 150 cadets from three universities as perspective commissioned officers for the United States Air Force. Prior to this assignment, he was the H Flight Commander, 166th Air Refueling Squadron which provides KC-135 aircraft and aircrews to support worldwide aerial refueling and airlift missions in support of Air Mobility Command and the Air National Guard. Lt Col Pohler is a graduate of Florida State University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems and has 25 years of combined military service in both the U.S. Army and Air Force. He enlisted in the Army in 1992 where he served with the 82nd Airborne Division as a forward observer. Lt Col Pohler went on to earn his commission through the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School (OCS) in 1997, graduating with distinction. He continued his Army career as a Field Artillery officer, Apache pilot, and Blackhawk pilot before transferring to the Air Force in 2006. Upon separation from the Army, he joined with 166th Air Refueling Squadron as a KC-135 pilot. Lt Col Pohler quickly progressed, ahead of his peers, to become an aircraft commander, instructor pilot and evaluator pilot. He is a Command Pilot with more than 4,000 flight hours in the TH-67, OH-58, AH-64 Apache, UH-60 Blackhawk, T-6, T-1, and the KC-135R/T Stratotanker aircraft. He has over 800 combat flight hours and has deployed in support of Operation JOINT FORGE, Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, and Operation NOBLE EAGLE. He also holds an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rating and is an airline pilot with JetBlue Airways.
Major Nigel J.C. Skeete
Detachment 145 Education Officer
Major Nigel J.C. Skeete is the Education Officer for the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 145 at Florida State University. He leads, trains, counsels, and evaluates 128 highly qualified young men and women as prospective Air Force officers. He instructs a curriculum covering Foundations of the Air Force, Air Force History, Leadership, and National Security Affairs. He advises unit instructors on course curriculum and fosters an effective learning environment. Maj Skeete was born on Nov 1, 1975 in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad (Trinidad & Tobago). He immigrated to the U.S. in May 1996, and enlisted into the Air Force in March 1998. He received technical training as an Aircraft Maintenance Scheduler at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, and graduated in June 1998. He attended Officer Training School at Maxwell Air Force Base, AL and was commissioned in October 2010. Maj Skeete has 22 years of total active duty service. He has served as a Base Engine Manager, an Aircraft Maintenance Lead Scheduler, a Deployed Rescue Maintenance Unit OIC, and Special Forces Aircraft Maintenance Lead. His service locations include Barksdale Air Force Base, LA, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Moody Air Force Base, GA, and Little Rock Air Force Base, AR. Prior to his current assignment, Maj Skeete was the Operations Officer for the 352d Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom.
Captain Drew Dutcher
Detachment 145 Operations Officer
Captain Drew Dutcher is the Detachment 145 Operations Officer. He enlisted in 2003 as a Metorological and Navigational Systems Technician and quickly progressed to positions as a trainer, Quality Assurance Evaluator and Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge. After earning a B.S. in Mathematics while enlisted, he commissioned through Officer Training School in Maxwell AFB, AL in 2013 as a Space Operations Officer. He has lead operations of Precision Acquisition Vehicle Entry Phased Array Warning System (PAVEPAWS) and Perimeter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization System (PARCS) with teams consisting of officers, enlisted, civilians and contractors. As a Crew Commander, he was responsible for directing operations, surveilling the eastern seaboard for ICBM attack and Space Surveillance. Capt Dutcher served roles as Crew Commander, Staff Evaluator, and Executive Officer. Prior to being assigned to Det 145, Capt Dutcher served assignments at Cape Cod AFS, MA, Cavalier AFS, ND, Dyess AFB, TX, Hurlburt Field, FL, McConnell AFB, KS and Keesler AFB, MS and deployed in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.
Captain Michael Meaux
Detachment 145 Recruiting Officer
Captain Michael Meaux serves as the Recruiting Officer for Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 145, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. In this capacity, he directs officer recruiting efforts across multiple Florida counties and three collegiate institutions. He also leads, instructs, and evaluates prospective Air Force officers in both classroom instruction and practical application exercises. Captain Meaux attended Florida State University, earning both undergraduate and graduate degrees before receiving his commission from Officer Training School in 2013. As an Intelligence Officer, he has served in multiple operational roles within the National Security Agency, U.S. Cyber Command, and the Air Force’s Distributed Common Ground System. Prior to his current position, Captain Meaux served as Wing Executive Officer for NSA in Texas and as Flight Commander, 75th Intelligence Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland (JBSA), Texas.
Technical Sergeant Kailen Magee
Detachment 145 NCOIC
Technical Sergeant Kailen Magee is the Detachment 145 NCOIC. She is responsible for ensuring training guidelines and standards are followed, manages logistics and training cadets to become effective and efficient Air force Officers. TSgt Magee enlisted in the Air Force in April 2011 as a Nutrition Technician. She then cross-trained in March 2016 becoming a Personnel Technician. Prior to being assigned to Det 145, TSgt Magee was stationed at Keesler AFB, MS and Cannon AFB, NM.
Technical Sergeant Ryan Holland
Detachment 145 Admin NCOIC
Staff Sergeant Ryan Holland is the Detachment 145 Administration Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC). He is responsible for personnel records, manages cadet pay and overall readiness to commission as Air force Officers. SSgt Holland enlisted in the Air Force in April 2013 in the Knowledge Operations careerfield and quickly progressed to the Administrative NCOIC position at Det 145. Prior to being assigned to Det 145, SSgt Holland was stationed at Keesler AFB, MS and Scott AFB, IL.