Captain Kathryn M. Bugg

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Captain Kathryn M. Bugg is the Operations Flight Commander and Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 75, San Diego State University, California. She leads, recruits, and evaluates 180 prospective officers through a comprehensive college program. She provides academic instruction on Air Force leadership, doctrine, and communication emphasizing professionalism and physical fitness.

(Current as of August 2020)

AFIT AAD (Advanced Academic Degree)

Cadets and Airmen Education Commissioning Program (AECP) students projected to graduate and commission between 1 Apr 16 and 30 Sep 16 and hold Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC) 17D, 61C, 61D or 62E are encouraged to review this letter and if interested, apply per the instructions below.

Applications and supporting documents must be received by the Office of Admissions and the Registrar (AFIT/ENER) at the Graduate School of Engineering and Management NLT 19 January 2016. Only AFSCs and academic programs listed below will be considered.

Academic SpecialtyCode (ASC) AFSC AFIT/EN Programs Quotas #
8HYY 61D Physics 3
0CFY 62E Computer Science – SoftwareEngineering 1
4AYY 62E Aeronautical Engineering 4
4BYY 62E Aerospace Engineering 4
4EYY 62E Astronautical Engineering 4
4IYY 62E Electrical Engineering – General 10
4MFY 62E Mechanical Engineering –Materials Engineering 1
4MLY 62E Material Science/Engineering –Electronic Materials: 1
4QYY 62E Nuclear Engineering 7
4TFY 62E Systems Engineering – HumanFactors 1
4TYY 62E Systems Engineering – HumanFactors 2
4WYY 62E Computer Engineering 3
0CBY 17D Computer Systems (Elec Comp) 1
0CYC 17D Cyber Operations 2
0CYY 17D Computer Science 2

AFIT/EN resident program and the CIP applicants should have undergraduate majors supportive of the programs being requested, and have 3.0 or higher overall, math, and major GPAs on a 4.0 scale, and acceptable GRE scores (153 verbal and 148 quantitative). Cadets, and AECP students, must have maintained a 3.0 GPA for their last two semesters/three quarters of course work. Waivers may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants, for any AFIT/EN program, may request up to three programs of study by specific 4-digit ASC designation on their application form.

Those applying for CIP ASC may apply for other ASCs offered, however their academic background needs to relate to those programs.

a. Cadets and AECP students interested in competing for the AAP programs taught by the Graduate School of Engineering and Management will apply online at
1) Click on “Apply Online”, then “Admissions Form.” When the form opens, the
Applicants complete the application and please indicate “AAP Applicant” in the comment section of the application. Then hit the “Submit” button.
2) An acknowledgment email is sent to the applicant and an Admission Counselor from the Graduate School of Engineering and Management will contact the applicant within four working days. The additional documents required for academic reviews are addressed below. Applicants may apply anytime and provide the remaining required documents by the suspense date listed above or sooner.

Required documents:
1) Official transcripts are required from each school attended. Ensure they include fall semester/quarter 2015 grades. If official transcripts are not available from the current institution per the suspense of 19 January 2016, then the applicant will submit unofficial grade reports so that AFIT/ENER may begin the review process.
However, official transcripts will be required to complete the review process, thus
send them as soon as possible.
2) A list of courses that are needed, or a plan to take needed courses to complete the program of study. Alternatively, if the official transcript submitted indicates the final semester coursework, then a list of courses is not required. If submitting a list of courses, prepare it in the format of a memorandum and forward to the AFIT/ENER Admissions Office with the other documents.
3) A GRE test score report (a copy or scan of a score report is acceptable) is needed. If the applicant has taken the GRE, but the official GRE score report is not available by the 19 January 2016, then submit a statement in the format of a memorandum self-reporting your GRE verbal and quantitative scores and indicate that you will submit an official score report copy as soon as it becomes available. Send the memorandum to the AFIT/ENER Admissions Office along with other documents. The GRE AFIT/ENER School Code is 1827. This is a funded exam for the AECP Students.
4) Applicants must acknowledge understanding in writing and agree to the active duty service commitment associated with this program (AFI 36-2107). It is suggested that this acknowledgement be prepared in the format of a memorandum and forwarded to the AFIT/ENER Admissions Office with other documents. The suggested statement is;
“I hereby apply for Acquisition Accession into AFIT/EN to pursue a master’s degree. I understand that if accepted, I will incur an active duty service commitment (ADSC) of 3 years following completion of the AFIT program, in addition to my EAD commitment of 4 years (for ROTC cadets) which will run concurrently. I further understand that selection for this program is contingent upon my commissioning.”

Applications for residence AFIT/EN programs are not considered complete until the applicant submits their application and the documents specified above are received. The address to send all documents is AFIT/ENER ATTN: Admissions Office, 2950 Hobson Way, WPAFB, OH 45433-7765.

2016 STO PDT

If you are interested in the Special Tactics Officer career field, see below. The 24th Special Operations Wing is hosting an orientation course this summer from 29 July to 7 Aug 2015. Contact Capt Kim or SSgt Krill if you are interested in applying and we will send you more specifics. You must turn in your application to us we will the administer the PAST by 4 May.

The Special Tactics Orientation Course (STOC) is a 12-day program at Hurlburt Field for select AFROTC cadets that are considering STO as a career choice. STOC will be offered 29 July – 7 Aug 2015. This program is hosted and funded by the 24th Special Operations Wing in coordination with Air Force Special Operations Command and the 1st Special Operations Wing. The STOC has no bearing on the STO application process or selection boards, but will help identify likely future applicants. Each week will include mission briefs, interviews with leadership, physical training, equipment demonstrations and field training events.
– AFROTC/DO will determine eligibility. This is a competitive process, and not every cadet that applies will be invited to attend the STOC. To be eligible, cadets must.
— Be a male.
— Have completed Field Training prior to attendance.
— Be in good standing with AFROTC and college academic programs.
— Complete USAF Combat Control Physical Ability and Stamina Test (PAST) successfully.
— PAST may be administered by AFROTC Detachment leader, a Special Tactics operator, or a qualified AFRS recruiter. The administrator must be familiar with PAST procedures.
— Refer to for specific administration.
—PAST guidance and instructions will be included in this message in written form.
— Be at least 18 months from projected commissioning date at the time of PDT attendance.
— Be able to fully participate in physically challenging events.
— Have no known disqualifying medical conditions*.
— STO candidates are required to obtain an Initial Flying Class III Special Warfare Initial Clearance(SWIC). Cadets are not required to complete this physical to attend the PDT, however, cadets with known medical conditions that would prevent them from gaining flying status at a later date should not apply.


If you are interested in attending the Combat Rescue Officer and Air Liaison Officer Shadow & Orientation Week (CROSHOW)(ALOSHOW) on 17-20 June 2015, please see below:

Air Combat Command will sponsor one 4-day combined CROSHOW/ALOSHOW event to be hosted by the 23d Wing and the 93d Air Ground Operations Wing at Moody AFB GA. The dates are: 17-20 June 2015. The shadow and orientation week will consist of 2 days with the CROs/PJs followed by 2 days with the ALOs/TACP.

Eligibility: To be eligible, cadets must:
— Be male for CROSHOW participation.
— Both males and females are eligible to apply for ALOSHOW participation.
— Have completed AFROTC Field Training prior to attendance.
— Be in good standing with AFROTC and college academic programs.
— Successfully complete USAF Combat Rescue Officer Fitness Test IAW CRO Assessment Program guidelines ( The Fitness Test may be administered by:
— Det cadre or a qualified AFRS recruiter who is familiar with CRO Fitness Test procedures.
— Operators: CRO, STO, Pararescue (PJ), and Combat Controllers (CCT) and Special Operation Weather Team (SOWT).
— Refer to the CRO Assessment Program for specific admin procedures.
— Be able to fully participate in physically challenging events.
— Have no known disqualifying medical conditions.

– Application Procedures: Each det may nominate qualified cadets who meet the highest standards expected by the AFROTC. Only the best and brightest cadets should apply. The PDF scanned application must be submitted to NLT 21 April 2015. The application must be emailed from Det cadre. The application must include:
— Completed application cover sheet. It must be clearly printed or typed.
— One-page memo written by the cadet on why he should be invited to attend.
– Selection Notification: Cadets selected to attend CROSHOW/ALOSHOW will be notified through their chain of command NLT 1 May 2015. This notification will include procedures for creating orders, a packing list, and specific reporting instructions.

If you are interested, notify Capt Kim & TSgt Logan immediately, we will send you the application details which must be completed by 20 Apr.

Summer 2015 Field Engineering Readiness Lab (FERL) Professional Development Training (PDT) Program – Suspense – 27 Mar 15


See below for an opportunity for CE training at USAFA for AS300s or higher in the applicable majors.


  1. The US Air Force Academy’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (DFCE) is committed to graduating Air Force officers with the leadership skills, motivation, and technical competence to be future Air Force leaders. To achieve this end, DFCE implemented a systems approach to learning that bridges the gap between theory and practice; a concept that has evolved into the “construct first, design later” approach to engineering education. By exposing cadets to actual hands-on experiences in surveying, construction methods, and construction materials at the FERL, the “construct first, design later” approach provides students with a solid foundation for learning scientific theory and engineering design principles in more advanced courses of the civil and environmental engineering curriculum.


  1. USAFA is hosting the 2015 FERL program, and the CE Department invites the AFROTC cadets to participate. The program will consist of one session running from 31 May-20 Jun 15. Their target is cadets with Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, degrees or any other cadet with Majors/Interests to go towards the CE Career field. Note: HQ AFROTC will fund travel costs. Food costs, at USAFA, will be funded as well. USAFA provides billeting which will entail field conditions for part of the training. The cadet will be expected to pay for food on the travel days; no per diem is authorized.


  1. AFROTC has been allotted 12 slots to fill for this program. Each region will submit 3 cadets per region to the POC below


  1. For more detailed information regarding the FERL program please see


  1. Eligible cadets wishing to volunteer for this program must contact Capt Labouliere immediately.

Summer 2015 Expeditionary, Survival and Evasion Training (ESET) Professional Development Training (PDT) Program – Suspense – 20 Mar 15

Good Morning Det 075, below is an awesome opportunity for an AS300 (rising 400) or higher this upcoming summer.


  1. The US Air Force Academy is hosting the 2015 ESET Program and invites the AFROTC cadets to participate in the program. Each detachment is authorized to send one The cadet must be an AS300 (i.e., a rising AS400) or above to participate in the program. Due to the nature of the training slots, there will be no trading of slots to other Dets. If a Det’s nominee is unable to attend, for whatever reason, they will not be replaced with another cadet. Note: HQ AFROTC will fund travel costs. Food costs, at USAFA, will be funded as well. USAFA provides billeting which will entail field conditions for part of the training. The cadet will be expected to pay for food on the travel days; no per diem is authorized.


  1. The dates are below to choose from (Must choose a primary and alternate date when submitting your essay):

Session 1: 30 May – 9 Jun

Session 2: 9 Jun – 19 Jun

Session 3: 20 Jun – 30 Jun

Session 4: 30 Jun – 10 Jul

Session 5: 11 Jul – 21 Jul

Session 6: 21 Jul – 1 Aug


  1. The ESET Mission is to provide cadets the basic skills and confidence necessary to operate and survive in an expeditionary environment while developing leaders of character, instilling the “warrior ethos” and imbedding the Air Force core values. The learning objectives are to apply deployed combat skills Techniques, Tactics and Procedures (TTP) to the following:
  2. Land Navigation and Survival TTPs
  3. Isolation Recovery Mechanisms TTPs
  4. Proficiency with M9
  5. Forward Operating Base TTPs
  6. Patrol, Counter IED


  1. Cadets participating in the ESET program will find out what it takes to operate in austere environments supporting the Air Force mission. From contingency experienced officers and enlisted personnel, cadets will acquire expeditionary and battlefield airman skills such as modular tent setup, contingency utilities, passive defense, force protection, security force individual and team movement, survival skills, how to evade the enemy and much more. Instructors will explain concepts, and the cadet will receive personal experience as part of an AEF deployment, employment and redeployment.


  1. Interested cadet/s must submit a 1 page essay (attention to detail is critical) to Capt Labouliere, stating the reason for your interest and how this will benefit you in your Air Force career. Suspense for the essay is 20 March 2015.


  1. Let me know if you have any question/s or concerns.








Glenn Logan, TSgt, USAF


San Diego State University

San Diego, CA 92182

Ph: 619-594-1122



FY16 Rated Categorization Board Results

1. The FY16 rated categorization board was conducted on 5-6 Feb 15 . This Rated Categorization Board selected applicants for FY16 Pilot, CSO, RPA, and ABM allocations.

Congratulations to our newest Rated Candidates below:

Brendan Bohen – Pilot

Derek Coleman – Pilot

Jonathan Clements – Pilot

Stephen Downs – Pilot

Joshua Hardin – Pilot

HeeJoong Kim – Pilot

Jimi Joel Olaogun – RPA

Andrew Novak – Pilot

Jaclyn Sumayao – RPA

Jordan Tencati – Pilot


2. The statistics below provide average scores for cadets nominated and selected from this year’s board. Of note this year, all selected cadets s indicated a “high interest” for their selected rated category.

Results Cadets     CGPA    PFA        PCSM    AFOQT CSO        AFOQT ABM

Pilot       381         3.389     97.88     64.4

CSO        138         3.342     96.74     65.0

RPA        95           3.273     95.85     33.0

ABM      46           3.359     96.36     64.6

Alternates           207         3.211     95.54         32.2        50.7        56.0

Disenrolled         1              3.2          95.70       39.0        42.0        73.0

Grand total         868         3.325     96.84       47.2        59.7        68.2

Selects 660         3.361     97.24     51.7             62.5        72.0

Select Rate         76.0%


Congratulations to all selected cadets.


Air Liaison Officer (ALO) Career Field Volunteer Opportunity (Suspense: 10 February 2015)

1. The Air Force is accepting applications from cadets graduating in 2015 and 2016 for ALO Phase I selection. Applications are due to Mr. Gary Jones, ACC/A3FC, by e-mail at NLT 10 February 2015. Selected candidates will attend Phase II ALO Aptitude Assessment (AAA), 20-25 March 2015, at Moody AFB, GA.

2. In order to allow cadets sufficient time to obtain alternate AFSCs, cadets may apply in their junior year. ACC/A3FC will also accept applications from cadets during their senior year, but cadets who have been selected for an AFSC must be released by AFPC/DPSIP to compete for 13L ALO opportunities. Cadets with AFSCs will not lose their current AFSC unless/until they successfully complete AAA.

3. ALO program application and submission procedures are contained in Attachment 1, paragraph 5 (See NCOs if interested in competing for ALO). In order for cadets to apply, the detachment’s Operations Flight Commander must sign Block 15 and the Detachment Commander must sign Block 16 of the application.



Can a contract cadet go through a disenrollment investigation (DI) and then re-enroll as a non-contract cadet to recompete for PSP next year?

Yes, if granted a waiver to reenter the program, or if allowed to remain in ROTC following the DI (w/o scholarship).

If a cadet was unable to take the AFOQT before the 31 Dec 2014 deadline, as outlined in AFROTCI 36-2011, para 4.10, which states “All cadets must take the AFOQT NLT 31 December of their AS200 year.” Will RR grant a waiver so I can nominate this cadet for PSP?

With how competitive the board will be this year, we cannot afford to grant EAs to cadets who did not meet the testing deadline when there are many others who did meet the deadline. Cadets must have an AFOQT score before they can be nominated for PSP.


What about cadets who have taken the AFOQT but did not meet the minimum scores?

Cadets who did not meet the minimum scores for AFOQT may compete for PSP, however, if selected, may not attend Field Training without a minimum passing score (Quantitative=10, Verbal=15)

Is HQ allowing DODMERB waivers in order to compete in PSP?

For nomination, cadets must have a valid, certified physical exam. RR will not grant waivers for cadets who have not yet received a certified physical exam.


Do Foreign Language cadets have to declare tech or nontech?

No cadet declares Tech or Non-Tech. Tech or Non-Tech is determined solely on their academic major


What about cadets with nursing majors who are rated qualified and non selected for nursing EAs?

Cadets with nursing majors, who are not selected for one of the limited nursing EAs, will automatically compete for rated AND/OR Non-Tech EAs depending on their career interest.

If cadets who earn nursing EAs fail to get accepted into nursing school, they will have to request a Non-Tech EA in order to remain in AFROTC. Cadets in a nursing major who are not selected for a Nursing EA, but are subsequently accepted into a certified nursing program should request a Nursing EA to ensure their acceptance (after passing NCLEX) into the non-line Nurse Corps. Chances are high that a Nursing EA will be available as a result of another cadet with

So if a tech does not get picked up for a tech slot, can they be considered for a Rated EA?

No. The tech EAs allow for a significant number of cadets to be selected for rated slots. The Rated (intent) EAs are solely for foreign language and non-tech cadets to declare their intent to apply for a rated slot.

What can I do to ensure I compete for PSP fairly?

1. Ensure your Fm 48 is correct and up-to-date

2. All test scores (AFOQT/SAT/ACT) are submitted to the NCOs

3. Complete your DODMERB Physical

4. Ensure ALL your transcripts from ALL colleges you’ve attended have been submitted, in order to receive the most accurate CGPA (AFROTC CGPA may not be the same CGPA you have on file)


As always, and when in doubt, ask your Cadre.  We’re here for you!





Professional Officer Course (POC) Selection Process (PSP) for 2015

1. The POC Selection Process (PSP) boards are scheduled for 9 – 13 Mar 15. The selection processes for the PSP boards are outlined in AFROTCI 36-2011, Chapter 8. The PSP boards will select FY17 enrollment allocations (EAs) and FY18 advanced enrollment allocations (AEAs) in the following categories:

a. FY17 technical EAs and FY18 technical AEAs

b. FY17 non-technical EAs and FY18 non-technical AEAs

c. FY17 nurse EAs and FY18 nurse AEAs

d. FY17 foreign language EAs and FY18 foreign language AEAs

e. FY17 rated EAs and FY18 rated AEAs (see next paragraph for details)

NOTE: All AS200/250/500 cadets pursuing an Air Force commission compete in this PSP. 

2. Based on the total FY17 accessions and the number thereof who are required for rated accessions, a board for rated volunteers will be held before running the non-technical board.

a. Preparation for the rated volunteer board:

(1) Notify cadre of your intent to volunteer for rated duty. You do not have to specify which rated career fields for which you are interested, as you will be “All in” for rated duty the year prior to commissioning (Ensure cadre/instructor is aware of your intent).

(2) Complete the “rated” intent letter.

(3) Ensure that cadets volunteering for rated duty are AFOQT qualified for one or more rated positions. Cadets do not have to have taken the TBAS. If not AFOQT qualified for rated duty, cadets cannot compete on the rated volunteer board.

Minimum AFOQT Scores (non-waiverable for rated duty)

Pilot Volunteer must have an AFOQT Pilot score of at least 25

RPA  Volunteer must have an AFOQT Pilot score of at least 25

CSO Volunteer must have an AFOQT CSO score of at least 25

ABM Volunteer must have an AFOQT ABM score of at least 25

Note: Cadets who have taken the AFOQT once but failed to pass the Verbal portion (15 minimum) or the Quantitative portion (10 minimum) may be nominated for PSP, but will not attend Field Training or contract into the POC until they have achieved the minimum scores for commissioning.

b. If you volunteer for rated PSP and selected, you are committing to meet the actual rated board the year prior to commissioning. Withdrawal of volunteer status prior to or during the rated board for their FY of graduation will result in investigation for disenrollment if no non-rated, non-tech EAs are available. This is analogous to competing for a Tech EA and then requesting to change to a Non-Tech EA and to nurses not selected to advance into the certified nursing program.

3. The PSP board will select applicants for Fall 2015 POC entry by awarding an FY17 EA or an FY18 AEA. The PSP selection will use the cadets’ numerical order of merit (OM). All cadets (contract and non-contract) must have a CGPA of 2.5 or higher in order to compete.

4. Pre-health and dental allocations will be awarded in the AS300 or AS400 year (one year prior to the DOC). For PSP, your future pre-health and dental candidates will compete for a technical or non-technical enrollment allocation commensurate with their major and DOC/DOG.


Make sure academic majors and dates of commission are correct. EAs will be awarded based on the data you provided on your most current fm 48. Subsequent requests to change majors and/or FY EAs may result in loss of EA and subsequent disenrollment.

FY17 cadets volunteering for a nurse enrollment allocations must complete the non-line intent letter.

(a) All cadets majoring in Nursing will be nominated for the nursing EA. Therefore, cadets majoring in nursing who have not been accepted into a nursing program should be nominated for the “Nurse” EA along with those who have been accepted into a certified nursing program.

(b) Cadets in Nursing major not selected for a Nurse EA will be competed for Line EAs (Rated and Non-Tech EAs.) If you do not want to compete for Nursing EAs, notify your instructor/cadre so you do not meet those boards.

b. If you have not already completed your DODMERB physical examinations, you should do so immediately. PSP candidates must have a qualified physical examination to meet the board.


Questions and/or concerns should be directed towards the NCOs/Cadre