Major Oscar Rodriguez, airing Jan. 31 #MCUSAR

4thReconBn USMC

Major Oscar Rodriguez
4th Reconnaissance Battalion
U.S. Marine Corps

Major Oscar Rodriguez was born in Laredo, Texas in 1977 and enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve in late 1995. He graduated from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, California (MCRD) and was meritoriously promoted to private first class. Major Rodriguez began his service with 4th Reconnaissance Battalion in San Antonio, Texas while continuing his secondary education and achieving the rank of Corporal. In May 1997 he was selected to attend Officer Candidates School through the Platoon Leaders Class and successfully completed his initial training in the summer of 1998.

Captain Erich Kramer

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Project Engineer
820th RED HORSE Squadron

Captain Erich C. Kramer currently serves as Project Engineer for the 820th RED HORSE Squadron,  Nellis AFB, Nev. He is responsible for leading airmen in the planning, design and execution of multi-faceted, large-scale heavy construction projects, including the establishment and repair of airfield infrastructure in austere locations across the globe. In this capacity, he leads the employment of heavy construction capabilities to include the production of asphalt and concrete, well-drilling, quarry operations and explosive demolition. Currently, Captain Kramer leads a 48-person team in the overall reconstruction of Randolph Auxiliary Airfield in Seguin, Texas.

Lieutenant Colonel Joel DeBoer

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560th Flying Training Squadron

Lt. Col. Joel DeBoer is the Commander of the 560th Flying Training Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The “Chargin’ Cheetahs” of the 560th Flying Training Squadron are the sole provider of Pilot Instructor Training for T-38C instructor pilot candidates. Upon graduation, their students will train future U.S. Air Force fighter and bomber pilots in the advanced phase of Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training. The squadron flies more than 7,500 sorties and graduates more than 120 instructor pilots annually.

Colonel Mark Holland

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Command Surgeon
Air Education and Training Command

Col. Mark S. Holland is the Command Surgeon, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio Randolph, Texas. He is responsible for a staff consisting of 61 personnel, both military and civilian, providing strategic planning policy, assessment and resources for AETC’s 13 medical units, employing in excess of 10,000 individuals serving more than 500,000 beneficiaries.  He advises the AETC Commander on all health-related matters.  Colonel Holland also allocates and plans for the use of combined operations and maintenance, military personnel and TRICARE contracts totaling more than $6 billion.  He is responsible to the AETC Commander and the Air Force Surgeon General for the education and training of Air Force personnel in all medical career fields.

Colonel (ret.) Gary Baber

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Retama Development Corp.

Gary Baber is a retired Air Force colonel who spent his career in fighter aviation. He flew combat missions in the F-4 Phantom out of DaNang Air Base in Vietnam.  He spent 4 years with an F-4 fighter wing in Germany and commanded an F-4 squadron in Korea.  He served a tour in the Pentagon and finished his Air Force career as  vice commander of the F-15 wing in Okinawa.

Command Sergeant Major Jawn Oilar

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32d Medical Brigade

CSM Jawn L. Oilar enlisted in the Army on 5 July 1985. He attended basic training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina, and attended AIT at Fort Sam Houston, where he was awarded the MOS 68D Operating Room Specialist. In 1990 CSM Oilar returned to Fort Sam Houston and was awarded the MOS 68C Licensed Practical Nurse.

Captain Hali Picciano

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U.S. Army Medical Command

CPT Hali Picciano was born March 9, 1977, in Montebello, California. CPT Picciano enlisted into the Army in 2001 attending Basic Training at Fort Jackson in South Carolina. She joined the military as a dental technician and served in various duty locations from Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 30th Medical Brigade, Aberdeen Proving Grounds; her last enlisted assignment was at the Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine (CHPPM). All the while she went to school and earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland University College in 2005. She was selected as a direct candidate for commissioning and began her life as an Army Medical Service Corps Officer in March 2008.