Ohio University

Det 650 Commander

Lieutenant Colonel Mark Enriques 

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Lieutenant Colonel Mark Enriques

Lieutenant Colonel Mark E. Enriques is the Commander, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 650 and Professor of Aerospace Studies at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. He is responsible for recruiting, educating, training, and preparing students for commissioning into the Air Force as second lieutenants. 

Lieutenant Colonel Enriques is a 2003 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Engineering. He has previous served as an exchange student at the Goh Keng Swee Command and Staff College in Singapore, Future Operations Center Deputy Director, Security Cooperation Staff Officer, Chief of Standardization and Evaluation, and Executive to Vice Commander, 5th Air Force. Before assuming his current position, Lieutenant Colonel Enriques was the Director of the Special Operations Liaison Element at the 613th Air Operations Center.

Lieutenant Colonel Enriques is a command pilot with more than 3,400 hours, including 480 combat hours, in the T-6, T-1, C-5 and C-12 aircraft. 

EDUCATION

2003 Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. 
2003 Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. 
2009 Master of Business Administration, Trident University, Calif. 
2009 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 
2013 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., by correspondence 
2014 Joint and Combined Warfighting School, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va. 
2017 Singapore Command and Staff College, Singapore 

ASSIGNMENTS 

December 2003–May 2005, Student, Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training, Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas
June 2005–February 2010, C-5 Instructor Pilot, 22nd Airlift Squadron, Travis AFB, Calif.
March 2010–November 2013, Chief C-12 Pilot Evaluator, 374th Operations Group, Yokota Air Base, Japan
September 2012–November 2013, Executive to the Vice Commander, Fifth Air Force, Yokota AB, Japan
December 2013–November 2016, Deputy Director, Future Operations Center, U.S. Northern Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
December 2016–November 2016, Student, Singapore Command and Staff Course, Singapore
December 2016–July 2020, Director, Special Operations Liaison Element, Special Operations Command Pacific, Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii
July 2020–Present, Commander, AFROTC Det 650, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS

December 2013–November 2016, Deputy Director, Future Operations Center, U.S. Northern Command, Peterson AFB, Colo., as a major
December 2017–July 2020, Director, Special Operations Liaison Element, Special Operations Command Pacific, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii, as a lieutenant colonel

FLIGHT INFORMATION 

Rating: Command Pilot  
Flight hours: more than 3,000 
Aircraft flown: T-6, T-1, C-5, and C-12 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Defense Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster 
Meritorious Service Medal  
Air Medal 
Aerial Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters 
Air Force Achievement Medal 
Air Force Commendation Medal 

PUBLICATIONS  

“Biofuels and the Defense Department: A Push Toward a Greener, More Secure Force,” Campaigning, Joint Forces Staff College, Spring 2015 
“The Non-Viability of a Non-Offensive Defence (sic) Strategy,” Pointer, Singapore Armed Forces, no 46.1 (2020)

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION 

Second Lieutenant May 28, 2003  
First Lieutenant May 28, 2005 
Captain May 28, 2007 
Major June 1, 2013 
Lieutenant Colonel March 1, 2018