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Det 650 Commander

Lieutenant Colonel Layla Sweet, Detachment 650 Commander

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Lieutenant Colonel Layla Sweet is the Commander, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 650 and Professeor of Aerospace Studies at Ohio Universtity, Athens, OH. She is responsible for recruiting, educating, training, and preparing students for commissioning into the Air Force as second lieutenants.

Lt Col Sweet enlisted in the Air Force in 1993 and was a Medical Laboratory Technician. She commissioned through Officer Training School at Maxwell AFB, Alabama in 2001. Lt Col Sweet is an Information Operations Officer and has served as a Behavioral Scientist; Occupational Analyst; Chemist; Plans and Programs Officer; Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) Instructor; ROTC Regional Director of Operations; Operations Analyst; Mission Support Division Chief; a Political-Military Affairs Strategist; and the Director of Operations at Air Command and Staff College.

Lt Col Sweet assumed her present position in July 2016.

 

 

 

EDUCATION:

 

  • 1997 Associate of Applied Science, Medical Laboratory Technology, CCAF, Maxwell AFB, AL
  • 2000 Bachelor of Science Social Psychology, Park University, MO
  • 2001 Officer Training School, Distinguished Graduate, Maxwell AFB, AL
  • 2004 Master of Science Public Health, Touro University, CA
  • 2007 Squadron Officer School, Distinguished Graduate, Maxwell AFB, AL
  • 2013 Master of Science Military Operational Art & Science, Air Command & Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL
  • 2016 Air War College, correspondence, Maxwell AFB, AL

 

ASSIGNMENTS:
  1. Aug 1993 - Oct 1993, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, TX
  2. Oct 1993 - Feb 1994, Phase I Technical Training, Sheppard AFB, TX
  3. Feb 1994 - Nov 1994, Phase II Technical Training, Lackland AFB, TX
  4. Nov 1994 - Oct 2000, Medical Laboratory Technician, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
  5. Oct 2000 - Jan 2001, Officer Training School, Maxwell AFB, AL
  6. Jan 2001 – Jan 2003, Behavioral Scientist, Randolph AFB, TX
  7. Jan 2003 – Jan 2004, Occupational Analyst, Randolph AFB, TX
  8. Jan 2004 – Jan 2005, Chemist, Lab QA/QC, Patrick AFB, FL
  9. Jan 2005 – Oct 2005, Chemist, OIC Mobile R&D Analysis Lab, Patrick AFB, FL
  10. Oct 2005 – Oct 2006, Chief, Exercise and Mobility Branch, Patrick AFB, FL
  11. Oct 2006 – Jun 2008, ROTC Instructor, Texas State University, TX
  12. Jun 2008 – Dec 2009, ROTC Director of Operations/Executive Officer, Randolph AFB, TX
  13. Dec 2009 – Jan 2010, Operations Analyst/Information Operations, Eglin AFB, FL
  14. Jan 2010 – Jun 2012, Chief, Mission Support Division, Eglin AFB, FL
  15. Mar 2011 – Sep 2011, Deployed, Libya-Operation Unified Protector
  16. Jul 2012 – Jul 2013, Student, Air Command and Staff College (ACSC), Maxwell AFB, AL
  17. Jul 2013 – Aug 2015, International Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL
  18. Aug 2015 – Jul 2016, Director of Operations, ACSC, Maxwell AFB, AL
  19. Aug 2015, Deployed, Senegal
  20. Jul 2016 – Present, Commander, AFROTC Det 650, Ohio University, Athens, OH

 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
  • Meritorious Service Medal with one device
  • Joint Service Commedation Medal
  • Air Force Commendation Medal with three devices
  • Air Force Achievement Medal with two devices
  • Joint Meritorious Unit Award
  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
  • Air Force Organizational Excellence
  • Air Force Good Conduct Medal with two devices
  • National Defense Service Medal with one device
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
  • Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon
  • Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon
  • Air Force Special Duty Ribbon
  • USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon
  • Air Force Training Ribbon with one device

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
  • Second Lieutenant Jan 12, 2001
  • First Lieutenant Jan 12, 2003
  • Captain Jan 12, 2005
  • Major Oct 01, 2010
  • Lt Col Feb 01, 2016

(Current as of 15 Jul 17)


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