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Shelley Woodworth

Shelley Woodworth

Director, Term: 1 Jan 2022 – 31 Dec 2024, Eligible for Ballot 2024

Director

Shelley Woodworth, Col, USAF (Ret) retired from the Air Force in February 2021, as the Chief, Programming, Force Structure, and Basing Division, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Florida. In this position, she led a team of 22 personnel to resource and equip 19,000 Air Commandos through force structure planning and programming, military basing initiatives, and development of the command’s program objective memorandum across both Air Force and US Special Operations Command funding totaling $26 billion.
Shelley previously commanded the 58th Operations Group, training 1,700 students annually as well as executing operational response to search and rescue missions, contingencies, and humanitarian missions. Prior to command, she served as the Senior Aviation Advisor for Counterterrorism Operations for the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict, located in the Pentagon, Washington, DC. Colonel Rodriguez is a command pilot with 3,500 flying hours, serving in numerous operations worldwide. During her last deployment completed July 2019, she served as the Senior Air Advisor to the Afghan Ministry of Defense for North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Resolute Support Mission located in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Currently, Shelley serves as Air Commando Association´s interim Operations and Communications Director and strongly desires to continue to serve Air Commandos and their families. As one of the original creators of what is now known as the SOCOM Care Coalition, she has a strong background in organizing resources to assist others and believes she can help further the ACA Mission. As testament to her commitment to others, Shelley has immersed herself in the evacuation of Afghan allies, working to not only evacuate but help resettle Afghan partners and their families.

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Rebecca Shelley

Rebecca Shelley

Director, Term: 1 Jan 2022 – 31 Dec 2024, Eligible for Ballot 2024

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Chief Master Sergeant Rebecca Shelley served the nation for 27 years as a maintainer. Prior to retirement, she was the Weapons Systems Superintendent for Headquarters, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Florida. As the superintendent, she was responsible for the maintenance and logistics of the command’s aircraft, providing overarching guidance to field and DEPOT level repair and modification functions. She advised the AFSOC Director of Logistics, Engineering, and Force Protection on maintenance operations, policies, procedures, budget, and force structure.
Chief Shelley was born in Taipei, Taiwan and spent her youth as an Air Force brat before entering the Air Force herself in February 1993. Her assignments include tours in Florida, Guam, New Mexico, and Japan. As a C-130 Crew Chief she has maintained and managed the MC-130P, AC-130W, AC-130H, AC-130J, MC-130H, and MC-130J special operations fleets. In January 2021, Chief Shelley was hand-selected to fill the AFSOC Weapons System Superintendent position. She has deployed numerous times in support of Operations PROVIDE COMFORT II, NORTHERN WATCH, SOUTHERN WATCH, ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM, INHERENT RESOLVE and FREEDOM’S SENTINEL.
Prior to assuming her current position, she served as 353d Aircraft Maintenance Unit Superintendent at Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan.

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Louis Orrie

Lou Orrie

Director, Term: 1 Jan 2022 – 31 Dec 2024, Eligible for Ballot 2024

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I am CMSgt (ret) Louis “Lou” Orrie and I served for 30 years on active duty from Oct 1986-2016. I started out as a weapons troop for six years in USAFE before joining AFSOC when I became a MH-53J/M PaveLow Gunner, serving in that capacity for 13 years then as a MH-60G PaveHawk Gunner for two years. I earned the reputation of being Mr. Fixit, being put in charge of troubled sections and turning them around to be fully functional and effective. I was also upgraded to Instructor and eventually Evaluator Gunner during this time. It was at this time I became a C-17A Loadmaster, serving in that capacity for 3.5 years and earning the SOLL-II certification as a C-17 Evaluator Airdrop Loadmaster before becoming a Group Superintendent in PACAF for two years. I was then hired to be a Command Chief at McGuire AFB with the 305th AMW and Lackland AFB with the 37th TRW. I finished my career back in AFSOC serving on the staff as the Command Functional Manager for the Career Enlisted Aviators and A3 Superintendent. I deployed in support of numerous operations and contingencies, spending 10+ years deployed out of my 30 years of service. I bring a wealth of knowledge regarding not only the SOF world, but that of multiple major commands and varying levels of responsibility. I’ve also earned numerous awards such as NCO and SNCO of the Year as well as being the AFSOC Red Erwin SNCO of the year. I am a hard charging individual who does not accept failure and will devote the same type of time and effort to the ACA that I did while serving on active duty. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Security Management and am currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Strategic Intelligence and Analysis through Northeastern University. I am married to a wonderful woman of nearly 20 years and we enjoy spending time with our three children and five grandchildren.

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Lloyd Moon

Lloyd Moon

Director, Term: 1 Jan 2022 – 31 Dec 2024, Eligible for ballot 2024

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Col (Ret) Lloyd B Moon Jr completed 25 years of service as the Commander, 816 Contingency
Response Group. He is a command pilot with over 5,300 hours in the MC-130E and MC-130H
aircraft as instructor and evaluator, with 10 additional years as a MC-130E/H contractor
instructor pilot in the 19 SOS.
He commanded at the group and squadron levels, commanding the 8th Special Operations
Squadron during the initial Operation Enduring Freedom employments. He led the initial
Afghanistan deployments at multiple locations, completing nearly 600 combat missions.
He has extensive staff experience as Chief Requirements Division and Deputy Chief, Fixed Wing
Assessments, USSOCOM. He served as a MC-130H Test Director completing operational testing
and Chief Technology Branch, HQ AFSOC guiding all their acquisition special access programs.
He attended the Florida State University, a distinguished ROTC graduate completing a degree in
physics with interdiscipline in computer science. He also completed masters’ degrees at Troy
University and Embry Riddle University.
He was a Boy Scouts of America Assistant Scoutmaster for 9 years and is currently an active
member of Destiny Worship Center Fort Walton Beach as a small group leader and coach.
He is now retired. He has been married to Sandy for 35 years with three grown children. His
son-in-law was a combat controller – now a KC-135 copilot, one son is currently in EOD training
at Eglin AFB, and one son working for American Airlines.

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Matt Caruso

Matt Caruso

Director, Term: 1 Jan 2022 – 31 Dec 2024, Eligible for Ballot 2024

Director

In 2019, Matt completed 32+ years of active-duty service. His 14 assignments culminated with his role as the senior enlisted leader for USTRANSCOM. Prior to USTRANSCOM, Matt was the Command Chief for Air Force Special Operations Command. Matt has lead service members from all services and successfully held roles at every level of command as a combat flight engineer and command senior enlisted leader.
Matt currently is the business development leader and a program manager for Iron EagleX, a service disabled, veteran owned small business in Tampa. In this capacity he leads all growth and capture efforts with USSOCOM and its components and serves as a program manager for the company. He also gives his time to the Air Commando Association mission providing strategic inputs and actions for growth and coordinates closely with AFSOC for ACA. He is on the Global SOF advisory council and serves the military community around Fort Bragg and Hurlburt Field as the Chiefs Group Vice-President.
Matt also provides transition advice and counsel to separating senior enlisted and senior officers entering the corporate and business sector and is available to those needing assistance or advice on how to navigate transition into the business world.

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Tom Baker

Tom Baker

Director, Term: 1 Jan 2021 – 31 Dec 2023, Eligible for 2023 Ballot

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CMSgt Tom Baker enlisted in the Air Force in May 1985 and served the majority of his 28 years in service in AFSOC units as an MC-130E/H Loadmaster. In 1997, he was a member of the 7th Special Operations Squadron aircrew awarded the prestigious MacKay Trophy for the Air Force’s most meritorious flight of the year after rescuing 57 personnel from the civil war-torn Republic of the Congo. Tom was recognized again in 2002 when he was selected as the SSgt Henry “Red” Erwin Award winner as the Air Force’s outstanding aircrew member of the year. He was inducted into the ACA Hall of Fame in 2018.
Chief Baker currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico and is employed by CAE as a contractor instructor (CI) training AC, MC and HC-130J aircrews. In addition to the leadership roles he had held on active-duty, Tom has served as a shop steward representing 90 CIs, is an operational team member for the Albuquerque Mountain Rescue Council as well as the chairman for the team’s store and a volunteer ski instructor for the New Mexico Adaptive Sports program.

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Richard Comer

Richard Comer

Executive Director, Term: 1 Jan 2020 – 31 Dec 2022, Eligible for 2022 Ballot

Executive Director

Maj Gen (Ret) Richard Comer entered the USAF with a commission from the Air Force Academy in 1973. He went straight to Helicopter Flight School and earned pilot wings in 1974. Assigned to H-53s, he flew various versions of that helicopter for his entire flying career, last flying it on his fini-flight as the AFSOC Vice-Commander in September of 2002 when he last left AFSOC. Between 1974 and 2002, he flew with Air Rescue first in SEA and then in Europe. He joined AFSOC in 1987 with an assignment to Hurlburt Field. He commanded the 20th SOS from 1990-92, which included Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM. He commanded the Hurlburt Operations Group and the Wing in the 1990s with two assignments to JSOC in between the Hurlburt postings. Other staff assignments in his career included Associate Professor of English at the AF Academy, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for SO/LIC, Director of Policy and Planning at US NORTHCOM, and Director of the Coalition Coordination Center at US CENTCOM. After retirement from active duty in 2005, he worked as a defense consultant until fully retiring in 2017. Today, he serves on a several boards of non-profit organizations. Comer is married to Stephanie, and they are the parents of Warren and Melanie.

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David Mobley

David Mobley

Treasurer, Term: 1 Jan 2021 – 31 Dec 2023, Eligible for 2023 Ballot

Col (Ret) David Mobley is a civil service employee in AFSOC’s Strategic Plans Division. Prior to this, he was a Senior Program Manager at MacAulay-Brown, Inc. managing the company’s special operations contracts at USSOCOM, SOCEUR and SOCAFRICA. Colonel Mobley retired from the Air Force in 2013 while Deputy Commander of the 1st Special Operations Group at Hurlburt Field. Other assignments included the 9th SOS, 17th SOS, 18FLTS, 550th SOS, SOCPAC, and HQ AFSOC A3 and A5. During his career, he accumulated over 3,000 hours as a Navigator in the MC-130P Combat Shadow. From 2012-2015, he served as ACA’s Vice President and was a member of the Hall of Fame Committee. He is a 1986 graduate of The Citadel and a former enlisted Marine. Colonel Mobley has been married for 29 years and they have two grown children.

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Bill Turner

Bill Turner

Vice President, Term: 1 Jan 2021 – 31 Dec 2022, Eligible for 2022 Ballot

CMSgt (Ret) William “Bill” Turner retired from the USAF on 1 August 2016 after 30 years of service. Turner enlisted in the Air Force in July 1986, and began his career as an F-15 armament systems specialist with assignments to Minot AFB, ND, and Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan. In 1991, Turner retrained as an AC-130 gunship aerial gunner, and served seven (7) years in the 16th SOS and nine (9) years in the 4th SOS. Turner has an extensive operational background. He has deployed in support of numerous contingencies to include Bosnia-Herzegovina and Somalia. After 9/11, he deployed nine (9) times in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. He is a chief enlisted aviator with more than 3,400 flying hours on AC-130H Spectre and AC-130U Spooky aircraft, including more than 1,100 combat hours.
Turner served in numerous positions of responsibility to include the Operations Superintendent for the 4th Special Operations Squadron, Superintendent of the Secretary of the Air Force and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Executive Action Group, command chief master sergeant for Cannon Air Force Base and the 27th Special Operations Wing, command chief master sergeant for Air Force Special Operations Command, and in his final assignment, Turner served as the command senior enlisted leader of US Transportation Command.
Turner joined the ACA Board of Directors as an executive director in 2016 and has served on the ACA Hall of Fame committee for two years. He was elected as vice president on 7 December 2018.

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Dennis Barnett

Dennis Barnett

President/CEO Term: 1 Jan 2021 – 31 Dec 2022, Eligible for 2022 Ballot

Col (Ret) Dennis L. Barnett completed his thirty years of service as Director of Staff HQ Air Force Special Operations Command. Colonel Barnett was commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Wyoming and attained a Master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma. During his career he was Wing Vice-Commander of the 16 Special Operations Wing, Deputy Commander of 352 Special Operations Group, Commander 17th Special Operations Squadron, a command pilot, instructor pilot, evaluator pilot and flying training officer. He was also an exchange pilot with the Royal Air Force in number 47 Squadron, RAF Lyneham, UK. He deployed during Desert Storm and served numerous tours as Joint Special Operations II Commander leading efforts in Bosnia and the Balkans. He served on two major command staffs and was an instructor at the Air Command and Staff College and the School of Information Warfare and Strategy of the National Defense University. He finished his career with over 4800 hours in a variety of aircraft. His decorations include the Legion of Merit with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Defense Meritorious Service medal, the Meritorious Service medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Air Force Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters.

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Norm Brozenick

Norm Brozenick

Chairman of the Board

Maj Gen (Ret) Norman J. Brozenick, Jr., is Chairman of the Board of the Air Commando Association, a 501(c)(19) veterans organization with more than 3,000 members worldwide.
A 31-year veteran of the United States Air Force, he retired as the Vice Commander, Air Force Special Operations Command. He is a command pilot with over 4,000 flying hours in special operations and mobility aircraft.
Gen Brozenick commanded at multiple levels, to include a squadron, group, wing, combined/joint special operations air component, and a theater special operations command. He also commanded joint special operations task forces during Operation Enduring Freedom Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
He attended the U.S. Air Force Academy, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in International Affairs. He earned master’s degrees from Troy State University, the United States Naval War College, and Air University’s School of Advanced Airpower Studies.
He is the owner of Azimuth Strategies Team, LLC, a consulting service in Pensacola, FL. His passion is helping veteran serving organizations meet the unmet needs of military members, veterans, and their families. Gen Brozenick also serves on the board of directors for the Air Force Enlisted Village and Shield of Faith Missions, as well as the board of advisors for The Warriors Journey.

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