Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Alexandria Watson is the commander of Air Force (AF) ROTC Detachment 772 at Charleston Southern University. She commands an AFROTC unit that administers a college-level officer training program while serving as the senior AF officer at a geographically separated unit. She also chairs the Department of Aerospace Studies with university status of full professor and instructs a curriculum covering Foundations of the USAF, AF History, Leadership and National Security Affairs.
Lt Col Watson was commissioned into the Air Force in 1993 as a Distinguished Graduate of the AFROTC program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T SU). She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering. Later, she was selected for an Air Force Institute of Technology graduate program in which she earned a 4.0 Grade Point Average for a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering also from NC A&T SU. Over the past 20 years, she served in a variety of positions leading analysis and research for: the AF Recruiting Service, an AF Operational & Test Evaluation Center detachment, various branches in the National Reconnaissance Office and the Secretary of the Air Force Office of Public Affairs. About the midpoint in her career, she was an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies at the University of South Carolina where she won awards for recruiting and education. Before taking on her role as AFROTC Detachment 772 Commander, she was the Inspector General for Joint Base Charleston (SC) which included a year-long deployment to Kabul, Afghanistan.
1993 Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, NC A&T SU, Greensboro, N.C.
1996 Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, NC A&T SU, Greensboro, N.C.
1997 Squadron Officer School (In Residence), Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2004 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2013 Air War College, by correspondence
Captain Letricia M. Castillo is the Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies for Detachment 772 at Charleston Southern University. She is responsible for recruiting and training highly qualified men and women with the intent of developing them into the next generation of Air Force leaders. In addition, Captain Castillo instructs senior-level curriculum which covers National Security Studies.
Captain Castillo is a 2007 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. In her initial assignment, she worked as a Military Training Officer and Intercollegiate Manager at the U.S. Air Force Academy Prep School. Later, she served as a Human Factors and Test Analyst for the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center (AFOTEC). She then served as a Program Manager for Foreign Military Sales and the Upgraded Early Warning Radar Program while assigned at Hanscom AFB, Mass. In August of 2013, Captain Castillo deployed to Afghanistan as a Government Technical Product Representative where she was instrumental in the closure of 11 bases.
2014 Senior Company Grade Officer of the Year, Strategic Warning & Surveillances Systems Division
SSgt Brittany C. Richardson is the Noncommissioned Officer in Charge of Personnel for Detachment 772 at Charleston Southern University. She is responsible for the personnel administration of all current cadets and those in the admission process. Staff Sergeant Richardson is also the pay monitor and the supply and equipment custodian.
Sergeant Richardson joined the U.S. Air Force in 2006. In her initial assignment, she worked in the Commander Support Staff, Relocations and Customer Support at JB Charleston. Later, she served as a Retirements Processing Technician at HQ Air Force Personnel Center (AFPC) at JB San Antonio. She then served as the Noncommissioned Officer in Charge of Outbound Assignments and the Formal Training Manager while assigned to Moody AFB, Ga.
2011 Airman Leadership School (In-residence)
2007 Personnel Manager of the Year