Welcome

Whether you are an alumnus, cadet, or friend of the detachment, we have ways for you to reconnect with each other, and with the current cadet wing. The mission of our association is to develop an involved, supportive network of Detachment 157 alumni and cadets to share and preserve our heritage, foster lifelong unity among the membership, and support Det. 157 cadets and alumni in their careers. Please follow the links on the left to learn more about us and be sure to join our network on Facebook! Thank you in advance for strengthening the Det. 157 family, and for helping mentor our future Air Force leaders.


Mission

Develop an involved, supportive network of AFROTC Det. 157 alumni and cadets to share and preserve our heritage, foster lifelong unity among the membership, and support Det. 157 cadets and alumni in their careers.

Vision

A vibrant alumni and cadet organization shaping the future through mentorship, networking, and honoring a shared heritage.

Objectives

Primary objectives of the AFROTC Det. 157 Alumni and Cadet Association:
  • Enhance the AFROTC program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University by providing career guidance and mentoring to junior officer alumni and Det. 157 cadets
              - Alumni to mentor cadets in their career field in their last year prior to commissioning
              - Senior alumni mentoring to junior officers after commissioning
              - Senior cadets mentoring to junior cadets
  • Enable communication/networking opportunities for Det. 157 cadets, alumni, and supporters
              - User friendly, self-service website presence with searchable database, news updates, and more
              - Sponsored events supporting the Detachment and membership
  • Enable Det. 157 alumni to rekindle old and establish new friendships
  • Promote and support AFROTC Det. 157, the Eagle Wing Association, cadre and staff
             - Assist with guest speakers, alumni engagements, mentoring and recruiting needs
  • Have fun through social events and gatherings
  •  Honor our proud, shared heritage by our deeds, actions and decisions, while sharing key accomplishments with our members

Board of Directors


President - Chuck Graf, Col, USAF (Ret), Class of 1975
1st Vice President -  John Grones, Col, USAF (Ret), Class of 1974
2nd Vice President - Matt Alombro, C/USAF, Class of 2014, Det. 157 Eagle Wing President 2013-2014
Treasurer – Lanell Craig, 2d Lt, USAF, Class of 2011, Weather Operations Officer, Scott AFB
Secretary - Nicholas "Nik" Martini, 2d Lt, USAF, Class of 2013, Pilot Trainee

Class Notes

Juan Vaquerizo ('85, DB)
Juan Vaquerizo ('85, DB) was recognized as one of the 2014 Florida High Tech Corridor Faces of Technology for advancing and revolutionizing technologies in the modeling, simulation and training industry. Vaquerizo is president of Orlando-based Advanced Simulation Research, which specializes in research for modeling, simulation and training companies. Vaquerizo received bachelor degrees in aeronautical engineering and computer science from Embry-Riddle.
Chris Chung ('11, PC) with Caesar Yuen ('12, DB)
Chris Chung ('11, PC) with Caesar Yuen ('12, DB) are both cadet pilots with Cathay Pacific Airways. The two posed for a photo recently at Chung’s cadet pilot program graduation ceremony in Adelaide, Australia. Chung will soon start flying as a second officer on the Boeing 777-300ER. (Chung, right and Yuen, left)
Darin Underwood ('05, WW)
Darin Underwood ('05, WW) has been named Rockwell Collins’ Engineer of the Year. The program celebrates the outstanding technical creativity and innovative thinking of the company’s top engineers. Underwood is chief systems engineer for the Bombardier CSeries program and oversaw the implementation of Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics on its first air transport jet.
Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Chuck Graf ('75, DB) and Capt. Ian
Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Chuck Graf ('75, DB) and Capt. Ian "Screech” Osterreicher ('07, DB) attended the April 12, 2014, Air Force ROTC Detachment 157 Dining Out event in Daytona Beach, Fla. Graf is President of the Air Force ROTC Det. 157 Alumni and Cadet Association, and Osterreicher is a member of the association. 
Stephen Rayleigh ('13, PC), Matthew Lyon ('13, PC), and Michael du Breuil ('15, PC)
Stephen Rayleigh ('13, PC), Matthew Lyon ('13, PC), and Michael du Breuil ('15, PC) created Swift Radioplanes LLC in 2013. The three met and developed their business plan through the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Club at Embry-Riddle's Prescott Campus. Swift Radioplanes recently landed its first government contract to provide detailed aerial mapping of China Lake in California.

Featured Alumnus

Jim Huntoon ('93, DB; '10, WW)
Jim Huntoon ('93, DB; '10, WW) is the regional sales manager for Aircell-GoGo and an adjunct professor for Embry-Riddle's Worldwide Campus. Huntoon helps Embry-Riddle students find and apply for NBAA scholarships. He also represented the university at college fairs as a volunteer with Embry-Riddle’s Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK), a program that originated in the 1990s to assist in recruiting talented students to the university.   
D. Keith Mosing (’97, WW)
D. Keith Mosing (’97, WW) is a U.S. Army veteran, Chairman and CEO of Frank’s International and a strong believer in the power of education. He and his wife, Alice, created two student scholarships at Embry-Riddle: The D. Keith Mosing Family Scholarship and the D. Keith Mosing Business and Management Fellowship Fund. They are also members of the Legacy Society at Embry-Riddle.
Capt. Lou Németh (’76, DB)
Capt. Lou Németh (’76, DB) is chief safety officer for CAE and founder and managing member of Training Innovations Group, LLC. Prior to his involvement at CAE, he worked at US Airways for 27 years. Németh currently serves as a chairman and co-chairman, respectively, for two International and U.S. Congressional Committees on Aviation Safety. He is also a noted industry author and speaker.  
Xavier Samuels (’96, DB)
Xavier Samuels (’96, DB) created the Pilots and Professionals in Schools program at Continental Airlines, where he is a first officer. Samuels also helps organize student events and summer camps for the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals. He established the Tau Gamma Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity at Embry-Riddle, which is recognized nationally as the first intercollegiate Greek Fraternity established for African Americans.  
Margaret
Margaret "Peg" S. Billson (’84, PC) began her career at Douglas Aircraft Company before moving to Honeywell. She is now president at Ontic. She has been an alumni representative to Embry-Riddle’s Board of Trustees, a member of the Prescott Campus Board of Visitors and a commencement speaker. She led the campaign to name the Prescott wind tunnel lab in honor of professor Tracy Doryland.