Lt Col Javier L Benton » Lt. Col. Javier Benton

Lt. Col. Javier Benton

I am the Senior Aerospace Science Instructor for C.E. King High School.  I lead 2 Cadre members and over 180 cadets in carrying out Sheldon ISD's mission and belief in "Every Child, Every Day".

 

Prior to arriving C.E. King High School, I was the Commander, 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron, 97th Mission Support Group, 97th Air Mobility Wing, Altus AFB, Oklahoma. I led 348 personnel and was responsible for the execution of wing contingency planning and deployments, and providing air freight, aerial delivery, passenger terminal and fleet services for all assigned and transient aircraft. I was also responsible for a $1.2M annual operating budget, $329M of supplies and equipment, 54M gallons of POL annually, and a 501-vehicle fleet valued at over $67M.

 

I received my commission as a second lieutenant after completing the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Howard University in May 2002. I began my career as a logistics planner at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. I have served in a variety of assignments to include the United States Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya. In addition, I was deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and was the Strategic Mobility Officer for Joint Task Force – Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. I am a graduate of the Joint Professional Military Education Phase II (JPME II) from Joint War College, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Virginia.

 
Credentials
Education:
2001 Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Howard University, Washington, D.C.
2006 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL
2007 Masters of Science in Education Leadership, Touro University, Cypress, CA
2013 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence, Maxwell AFB, AL
2015 Joint Professional Military Education II, Joint War College, Norfolk, VA
 
Tutorials
Mondays, 14:50-15:50
 
Conference
8th Period
Please check the Bell Schedule for times.
 
Assignments

Jun 2002 – Oct 2003, Officer in Charge, War Reserve Material & Plans, Ramstein Air Base, Germany

Oct 2003 – Jul 2005, Vehicle Maintenance Flight Commander, Ramstein Air Base, Germany

Jul 2005 – May 2006, Material Management Flight Commander, Altus AFB, OK

May 2006 – Jan 2008, Executive Officer, Mission Support Group, Altus AFB, OK

Jan 2007 – Oct 2008, Installation Deployment Officer, Altus AFB, OK

Oct 2008 – Sep 2010, Supply/Maintenance Liaison Officer in Charge, Hill AFB, UT

Sep 2008 – Jul 2011, Chief of Compliance, Supply Chain Management Group, Hill AFB, UT

Jul 2011 – Jul 2014, Military/Exercise Control Officer, U.S. Embassy Nairobi, Kenya

Aug 2014 – Jun 2016, Operations Officer Ellsworth AFB, SD

Jun 2016 – 2018, Commander, 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Altus AFB, OK

 
Major Awards & Decorations

Defense Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Joint Service Achievement Medal

Joint Meritorious Unit Award with one oak leaf cluster

Air Force Outstanding Unit award with four oak leaf clusters

 
Effective Dates of Promotion

Second Lieutenant, May 29, 2002

First Lieutenant, May 29, 2004

Captain, May 29, 2006

Major, Jul 1, 2012

Lieutenant Colonel, May 1, 2017