Captain Julianne M. Thompson
Capt Julianne M. Thompson is the Education Flight Commander for Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 855, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. She is responsible for the training and equipping of 150 officer candidates. Additionally, she fulfills the role of Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, instructing cadets.
Capt Thompson is a 2010 graduate of the Air Force ROTC program from Brigham Young University. Upon commissioning she attended Initial Skills Training at Vandenberg AFB, Calif. Upon completion of training she was assigned to the 740th Missile Squadron at Minot AFB, N.D. where she served as an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Deputy Combat Crew Commander on the Minuteman III missile before becoming a Missile Combat Crew Commander. Capt. Thompson transitioned to the 742d Missile Squadron, Minot AFB, N.D. where she served as a ICBM Combat Crew Commander and ICBM Assistant Flight Commander. Prior to her current position she was an ICBM Combat Crew Flight Commander. As a flight commander she was responsible for 25 personnel and scheduling 24/7 nuclear operations for five launch control centers.
2010 Bachelor of Science, Geography, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
2011 Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2015 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1. July 2010 – February 2011, Student, Missile Operations Initial Skills Training Course, 532d Training Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
2. February 2011 – November 2012, Deputy Missile Combat Crew Commander, 740th Missile Squadron, Minot AFB, N.D.
3. November 2012 – April 2013, Missile Combat Crew Commander, 740th Missile Squadron, Minot AFB, N.D.
4. May 2013 – July 2014, Missile Combat Crew Commander, 742d Missile Squadron, Minot AFB, N.D.
5. August 2014 – July 2015, ICBM Combat Crew Flight Commander, 742d Missile Squadron, Minot AFB, N.D.
6. July 2015 – Present, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, AFROTC Detachment 855, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Combat Readiness Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with “N” device
Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon
Air Force Training Ribbon
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant April 22, 2010
First Lieutenant May 28, 2012
Captain May 28, 2014
(Current as of April 2016)