Name: Jeff Ditlevson, Lt Col (Ret), USAFEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgVirtual "Office" Hours - 8:00 - 3:15 Mon-Fri
Contact me via TEAMS or email (TEAMS links providedin the "Instructional Resources" tab to the leftBuilding Phone Number: (314) 776-3300Classroom Number: 119 and 120Classroom Phone Ext: 11270Office Room Number: 117EOffice Phone Ext: 11231Subject(s): AFJROTC Aerospace Science:"AS-300 - Exploring Space - The High Frontier"" LE-400 - Fundamentals of Management"Cadet Health and Wellness (Physical Fitness)Teacher Message:Welcome back to another exciting, yet challenging school year! The COVID crisis and associatedhealth concerns have created unique and interesting challenges for students and teachers alike.This year, we will involve what's called Blended Learning, which will include some face-to-faceinteraction (virtually) as well as student engagement activities. Together, we will learn thesemethodologies together and we will get through all of this and make 2020-21 a fun andeducation-filled year.Be sure you have the Microsoft TEAMS app loaded onto one or more of yourtechnology items, as that will be where we do all of our work. I would also recommend you add theNearpod app to your devices, as we will be using that extensively.Some background information on Air Force JROTC:Air Force JROTC provides leadership training and an aerospace science program for high school students.Secondary school students who enroll in the AFJROTC program are offered a wide variety of curricularand extra-curricular activities. The program explores the historic and scientific aspects of aerospacetechnology and teaches high school students self-reliance, self-discipline and other characteristics foundin good leaders. The AFJROTC program is open to 9th-12th grade students who are citizens of theUnited States. The program is not a recruiting tool for the military services and those students whoparticipate in AFJROTC do not incur any obligation to the Air Force. We will never attempt to recruitor enlist your student in military service, however we can assist you in that endeavor if you'reinterested.
The objectives of Air Force Junior ROTC are to educate and train high school cadets in citizenshipand life skills; promote community service; instill a sense responsibility; develop character andself-discipline through education and instruction in air and space fundamentals and theAir Force’s core values of “integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.”The program has 878 AFJROTC units with an additional 14 National Defense Cadet Corps units for a totalof 892 units in high schools world-wide. There are more than 121,000 high school cadets in the programand over 1,950 retired USAF instructors who lead, mentor, guide, and teach our cadets in high schoolsin the US and around the world. AFJROTC enjoys overwhelming school administration and communitysupport because of the huge positive impact on cadets, schools, communities, and our nation. In manycommunities that have no military bases within many miles, the cadets and instructors of AFJROTCare truly “The face of the US Air Force in communities all over the US and the world.”Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Jeff Ditlevson is currently an Aerospace Science Instructor atGateway STEM High School in St. Louis, MO. In his position, he is responsible for educatingand training 250-265 high school cadets in citizenship, promoting community service, instillingresponsibility, character, and self-discipline. He also provides instruction in air and spacefundamentals and the history of aviation. He serves as a liaison between the Air Force andcivilian agencies in the aerospace field, and performs career and performance counseling.His last assignment, while on Active Duty in the Air Force ,was as the Deputy Director, ForceProtection Directorate, United States Air Forces Central Command (USAFCENT). There, hewas responsible for assisting the Force Protection Director in enabling Force Protectionoperations affecting 35,000 airmen in the 20-nation Area of Responsibility. He shaped ForceProtection policies and priorities supporting the Department of Defense, USCENTCOM,USFOR-A, ISAF and component Force Protection operations. He guided and managed strategicForce Protection planning for antiterrorism programs, security for AOR exercises and air shows.He also managed $202,000,000 in Force Protection equipment at 12 primary, forward-deployedbases, and administered over $100,000,000 in security contracts annually.Lt Col (ret) Ditlevson graduated from Officer Training School and was commissioned as aSecurity Police Officer in 1994. Throughout his career, he has performed duties as flightcommander,nuclear security officer responsible for protecting 150 Minuteman nuclear missiles,flight training officer, operations officer, deputy commander providing direct Presidential securitysupport along with Secret Service, in-resident Intermediate Developmental Education (IDE) student,squadron commander and Combatant Command and Headquarters Air Force (Pentagon)branch and division chief. Lt Col (ret) Ditlevson served nearly 21 years in the U.S. Air Force.
Before joining the Air Force, he also worked as a police officer for nearly 5 years in the state ofWashington.EDUCATION
YEAR DEGREE SCHOOL
1988 Bachelor of Science - Law Enforcement Minnesota State Univ, MN
1999 Squadron Officer School - Leadership Maxwell Air Force Base, AL
College for Air Force junior officers *named "Outstanding Contributor"
2001 Master of Science - Business Administration Central Michigan University, MI
2006 Master of Arts - Homeland Security and Naval Postgraduate School, CA
2006 Naval Command and Staff College - joint Naval Postgraduate School, CA
service leadership college for senior officers *named Distinguished Graduate
Pres Master of Arts - Education (in progress) Univ of Central Missouri, MO* current as of 22 Aug 2020