Brett Erklenz

Adjunct, Dept of Air & Space Studies (ROTC)

Staff Sergeant Brett N. Erklenz is the NCOIC, Administration Management, Air Force ROTC Detachment 560, Riverdale, New York. Sergeant Erklenz is responsible for managing all Administrative data for all active duty assigned personnel as well as over 100 ROTC Cadets.

Staff Sergeant Erklenz enlisted in the Air Force in October 2014. In January 2015, he graduated from the Administration Apprentice course at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. His assignments include locations in Texas, Mississippi, Korea, and Kansas.

Prior to his current assignment, Staff Sergeant Erklenz served as the Wing Commander’s Executive Assistant, 22d Air Refueling Wing, McConnell AFB, KS, where he oversaw and led upgrade training for the Instillation’s assigned Administration personnel and Evaluations and Decorations for 17 Wing Staff Agencies while providing executive support to the Wing Commander, Vice Wing Commander, and three Executive Officers.


  • 2014 Basic Military Training Course, Lackland AFB, Texas
  • 2015 Administration Apprentice Course, Keesler AFB, Mississippi
  • 2018 Airman Leadership School, McConnell AFB, Kansas
  • Professional Experience and Memberships


    1. October 14 - November 14, Trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, TX
    2. November 14 - February 15, Student, 336th Administration Training Squadron, Keesler AFB, MS
    3. Mar 15 - Jan 16, Administration Apprentice, 8th Maintenance Squadron, Kunsan AB, Korea
    4. January 16 - March 16, Administration Apprentice, 8th Security Forces Squadron, Kunsan AB, Korea
    5. March 16 - March 18, Administration Journeyman, 22d Comptroller Squadron, McConnell AFB, KS
    6. March 18 - March 19, Wing Administration, 22d Air Refueling Wing, McConnell AFB, KS
    7. March 19 - August 19, Administration Journeyman, 28th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, AUAB Qatar
    8. August 19 - February 20, Wing Administration, 22d Air Refueling Wing, McConnell AFB, KS
    9. February 20 - Present, NCOIC, Administration Management, Air Force ROTC Detachment 560, Bronx, NY
  • Honors, Awards, and Grants
    • Air Force Commendation Medal w/2 OLC
    • Air Force Achievement Medal
    • Airman Leadership School Distinguished Graduate
    • Senior Airman Below-The-Zone
  • Other

    Effective Dates of Promotion

    • Airman Basic October 1, 2014
    • Airman April 1, 2015
    • Airman First Class February 1, 2016
    • Senior Airman April 1, 2017
    • Staff Sergeant March 1, 2019
    • (Current as of March 2020)