Lieutenant Colonel Donald J. Fyffe
Adjunct Professor of Aerospace Studies
Commander, Det 085
Lieutenant Colonel Donald “Jeff” Fyffe is the Commander of Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC), Detachment 085. 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
Education Officer, Det 085
Major Michael Kraft is an Assistant Adjunct Professor within the Department of Aerospace Studies. He teaches Evolution of Air & Space Power (AS2) and Air Force Leadership Laboratory (AS100). He also serves as the detachment’s Education Officer.
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
Instructor of Aerospace Studies
Recruiting Officer, Det 085
Capt Megan Haley currently serves an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies and the Recruiting Officer for Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), Detachment 085, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California. In this role, Capt Haley is responsible for the recruitment of ROTC Cadets at Detachment 085 as well as instruction of the Aerospace Studies 100 level course for approximately sixty first-year ROTC cadets.
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 Shawn Whitney
Assistant Adjunct Professor of Aerospace Studies
Operations Flight Commander, Det 085
Captain Shawn Whitney is an Assistant Adjunct Professor within the Department of Aerospace Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He teaches Foundations of the US Air Force (AS1), Air Force Leadership Laboratory (AS100), and Aerospace Test Foundations. Captain Whitney serves as the detachment’s Operations Flight Commander.
Captain Whitney is a Developmental Engineer (62E) within the United States Air Force (USAF). He was a prior-enlisted Munitions (2W0X1) and RF Transmission (3D1X3) specialist before being commissioned in the Air Force through Officer Training School in 2014. He obtained his Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from the University of Utah and his Master’s in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas. In previous positions, Captain Whitney has served as the F-22 EW Branch Chief, the 53d EWG Executive Officer, the SPECTRE Program Manager, and the B-1 PFS 6.42 Project Test Lead.