Det 650 Commander
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.
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
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
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
Aerial Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
“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