Founded: 2005

Location: Old Faculty Apt 25 (Behind the John Peoples Science Bldg)

Academic Department: Aerospace Studies

Faculty: 2 Active Duty Officers, 2 Non-commissioned Officers, 1 Civilian


Current as of September, 2014

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Lieutenant Colonel Timothy Henderson is the commander of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS.  He is responsible for recruiting and overseeing the preparation of officer candidates through a comprehensive college program focused on scholarly achievement and leadership development.

 Lieutenant Colonel Henderson is a native of Cleveland MS.  He was commissioned in 1993 through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps upon graduating from Mississippi Valley State University with a degree in biology. He earned a master’s degree in quality systems management from the National Graduate School of Quality Management in 2014.   Lieutenant Colonel Henderson is a master space officer with assignments at the Wing, Numbered Air Force and Major Command levels.  Prior to taking command, he was the Chief of the Wargaming and Experimentation Branch, and then Chief of Command Protocol at United States Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base FL.

1993    Bachelor of science degree in biology, Mississippi Valley State University, Itta Bena, MS.
1998    Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2006    Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2014    Master’s degree in quality systems management, National Graduate School of Quality Management, Falmouth, MA

Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korean Defense Service Medal
Air and Space Campaign Medal