Lieutenant Colonel Donald J. Fyffe
Adjunct Professor of Aerospace Studies
Commander, Det 85
Lieutenant Colonel Donald “Jeff” Fyffe is the Commander of Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC), Detachment 85. He is an Adjunct Professor and the Chair of the Department of Aerospace Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He teaches National Security in Contemporary Society (MA145A) and Preparation of Active Duty (MA145B).
Lieutenant Colonel Fyffe is an Intelligence Officer (14N) in the United States Air Force (USAF). He was commissioned in the Air Force through AFROTC, Detachment 910. He obtained Bachelor’s in Economics and Political Science from the University of Washington, a Master’s in History from the American Military University, and a Master’s in Military Operational Art and Science from Air University. Lieutenant Colonel Fyffe has extensive experience integrating intelligence into national defense policy and strategy, air combat and mobility operations, as well as conducting theater- and tactical-level surveillance and reconnaissance operations. He has served on the Joint Staff and various levels of Air Force operations including the squadron, group, wing, and numbered air force. He commanded the 303d Intelligence Squadron at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea.
Major Michael Kraft
Assistant Adjunct Professor of Aerospace Studies
Operations Officer & Education Officer, Det 85
Major Michael Kraft currently serves an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, Operations Officer, and the Education Officer for Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), Detachment 85, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California. Major Kraft is responsible for the balancing numerous detachment functions, teaches and advises the third-year ROTC cadets, and plans professional development events for Det 85 cadets.
Major Kraft is a Nuclear Operations Officer (13N) within the United States Air Force. He commissioned into the Air Force through Officer Training School in 2012. He is a proud graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and holds a Master of Science in Global Technology & Development from Arizona State University. Maj Kraft has held positions as an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Combat Crew Commander Instructor and served two assignments as the Flight Commander of ICBM Plans & Targeting. Prior to his assignment at Detachment 085, Maj Kraft was the Executive Officer to the Commander of the National Airborne Operations Center & 595th Command and Control Group at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.
Captain Margaret A. (Megan) Haley
Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies
Operations Flight Commander, Det 085
Capt Megan Haley currently serves an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, Operations Flight Commander for Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), Detachment 85, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California. Capt Haley is responsible for the planning and development of Leadership Laboratory, teaches and advises the second-year ROTC cadets, and supports the new specialized Det 085 physical training program, working to promote and emphasize comprehensive health and fitness.
Capt Haley received her commission through the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She is an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Qualified Civil Engineer officer. During her first assignment as a civil engineer, Capt Haley was responsible for the maintenance and repair of the multi-million-dollar runway at Scott AFB, IL, supporting Air Mobility Command Headquarters, 18th Air Force, US Transportation Command, and the 375th Air Mobility Wing. Additionally, Capt Haley served as the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight Commander in the 20th Fighter Wing at Shaw AFB, SC. There she led a flight of 25, responsible for the mitigation all explosive hazards on the F-16, associated weapon systems, and a two-state response area for Defense Support to Civil Authorities. During this time she also deployed to Qatar and Afghanistan, overseeing USAF EOD support in the Afghanistan Area of Responsibility.
Captain Stephanie Stewart
Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies
Recruiting Officer, Det 85
Capt Stephanie Stewart currently serves an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies and the Recruiting Officer for Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), Detachment 85, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California. Capt Stewart is responsible for developing and instructing the Aerospace Studies introductory courses, recruitment planning and on-boarding of ROTC cadets, and support of Det 85 Color Guard team.
Capt Stewart received her commission through ROTC at the University of Kentucky with a B.S. in Mathematics. She is a HC-130J Combat Search and Rescue Instructor Pilot with over 1200 hours. During her first assignment as a pilot, Capt Stewart deployed to Turkey in support of Operation Inherent Resolve within Iraq and Syria earning an Air Medal for completing missions in multiple combat zones. Additionally, Capt Stewart served as the Combat Flight Commander in the 23th Wing at Moody AFB, GA. There she led a flight of 21, responsible for the readiness and training for a 6-month deployment cycle on the HC-130J. During this time she also short-noticed deployed, co-leading a 3-ship fleet over the Pacific in support of a 48-hour SecDef tasking.