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Captain Christopher H. Goertz - Recruiting Flight Commander


Captain Goertz is the Recruiting Flight Commander, AFROTC Detachment 650, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.

Captain Goertz is a native of Archbold, OH. He enlisted in the Ohio Air National Guard (OHANG) in 1998 as an Airman First Class. He performed various jobs including installation patrolman, combat arms instructor, fire team leader, and squad leader. After graduating from Bowling Green State University, he commissioned as a second lieutenant from Detachment 620, AFROTC. He was stationed at Minot Air Force Base (AFB) as flight commander and convoy commander, responsible for the security of more than 5.5 billion dollars in critical nuclear resources. While stationed at Minot AFB, Capt Goertz deployed to Ali Al-Salem Air Base (AB) in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, where he performed flight commander duties in protecting over 3.2 billion dollars in war fighting assets. His last duty station was Kunsan AB where he was assigned as the section commander for a squadron of over 280 security forces.


2006 Bachelor of science in criminal justice, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

2007 Air and Space Basic Course, in residence

2009 Masters of science in security and justice administration, University of Phoenix, AZ

2009 Security Forces Advanced Officer Course, by correspondence


1. Sep 1999   –   Nov 1999, Trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, TX

2. Nov 1999   –   Feb 2000, Student, Security Forces Apprentice Course, Lackland AFB, TX

3. Feb 2000   –   Apr 2000, Student, Combat Arms Apprentice Course, Lackland AFB, TX

4. Jul 1998   –   Nov 2006, Squad Leader, 180th Security Forces Squadron, OHANG, OH

5. Jun 2002   –   Sep 2002, Response Force Leader, 332nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, Al-Jaber AB, State of Kuwait

6. Nov 2002   –   Apr 2003, Response Force Leader, 363rd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, Prince Sultan AB, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

7. Feb 2007   –   Feb 2009, Flight Commander, 5th Security Forces Squadron, Minot AFB, ND

8. Aug 2007   –   Dec 2007, Student, Security Forces Officer Basic Course, Camp Bullis, TX

9. Feb 2008   –   Aug 2008, Flight Commander, 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, Ali Al-Salem AB, State of Kuwait

10. Feb 2009   –   Feb 2010, Section Commander, 8th Security Forces Squadron, Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea

11. Feb 2010   –   Feb 2011, Commandant of Cadets AFROTC Detachment 650, Ohio University, OH

12. Feb 2011      CURRENT, Recruiting Flight Commander, AFROTC Detachment 650, Ohio University, OH


Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster (OLC)

Air Force Achievement Medal with three OLCs

Meritorious Unit Award

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor Device with two OLCs

Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with one OLC

National Defense Service Medal

Armed Forces Expeditionary Service Medal

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Ribbon

Global War on Terrorism Service Ribbon

Korean Defense Service Medal

Air Force Overseas Short Tour Ribbon with one OLC

Air Force Expeditionary Service Medal with Gold Border with two OLCs

Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon with two OLCs

Armed Forces Reserve Medal with four “M” Devices

Basic Military Training Honor Graduate Ribbon

Air Force Expert Marksman Ribbon with star


Second Lieutenant   –   December 24, 2006

First Lieutenant   –   December 24, 2008

Captain   –   December 24, 2010

December 2010
AFROTC Detachment 650 
Ohio University 
Lindley Hall 233
Athens, Ohio 45701 
Current as of '5 Apr 11'

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