Captain April Boethin

lt_boethinCaptain April Boethin is assigned as the Recruiting Flight Commander at Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Detachment 075, San Diego State University. She recruits, trains, mentors, and evaluates highly-qualified young men and women as prospective Air Force officers. Captain Boethin also provides academic instruction on Air Force leadership, doctrine, and communication skills with an emphasis on professionalism and physical fitness.

Captain Boethin received her commission through AFROTC Detachment 88, California State University, Sacramento, CA in 2011. As a network operations officer, she ensured 24/7 communications for 7 space programs and 150 satellites directly supporting inter-agency operations. She also directly supervised a 48-member team whose daily actions supported connectivity to the $6.2B Air Force Satellite Control Network. Captain Boethin coordinated with many organizations to launch a $750,000 contract, protecting communications assets valued at $66 billion. She upgraded cryptographic equipment utilized by both the President of the United States and the Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff. She briefed senior leaders twice a week on defensive communications operations which were key to 7 space launches and 69,000 satellite supports. Captain Boethin was awarded Company Grade Officer of the Quarter of Schriever AFB for her efforts.

EDUCATION
2011 Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, California State University – Sacramento
2012 Undergraduate Cyber Training, Keesler AFB, MS

ASSIGNMENTS
1. September 2011 – May 2012, Student, Undergraduate Cyber Training, Keesler AFB, MS
2. June 2012 – June 2013, Officer in Charge, Command Section, 50th Space Communications Squadron, Schriever AFB, CO
3. June 2013 – March 2014, Officer in Charge, Space Communications Systems, 50th Space Communications Squadron, Schriever AFB, CO
4. March 2014 – November 2014, Chief, Milstar Communications Security Operations, 4th Space Operations Squadron, Schriever AFB, CO
5. November 2014 – Present, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, AFROTC Detachment 075, San Diego State University

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Organizational Excellence Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant 28 May 2011
First Lieutenant 18 July 2013
Captain 18 July 2015

(Current as of Sep 2015)