AFSFA BOARD OF DIRECTORS & OFFICERS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
CMSgt (ret) Wayne H. Cox served from 1966-1995. Following Air Police Technical School, Lackland AFB, TX, he served in air/security police units in NM, TX, WY, OK, Vietnam, Okinawa, Philippines, Germany, United Kingdom, and Washington, D.C.. Chief Cox served as the 10th Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chief USAF Security Police and Chief Enlisted Manager from 1992-1995 and culminated his career in the Air Force at HQ USAF, The Pentagon. He is a graduate (Cum Laude) from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL and the FBI National Academy, Quantico, VA. He is married to the former Cathy Ann Parker of San Antonio, TX. Since retirement he has worked for the University of California, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM followed by the Department of Defense through the DoD Dependents Schools-Europe, Wiesbaden, Germany then to Arlington, VA. Chief Cox is currently the Central Area Emergency Manager, Office of Emergency Management& Safety, US Citizenship & Immigrations Services, Department of Homeland Security, in Dallas, TX.
CMSgt (ret) Joseph N. Mitchell was a Defender from 1975 – 2005. After basic training and the SP Academy his assignments included Plattsburgh AFB, NY; RAF Upper Heyford, UK; Mather AFB, CA; Ramstein AB, GE; Grand Forks AFB, ND; Kunsan AB, ROK; Brunssum, NL, and Cheyenne Mountain AFS, CO. His assignments ranged from alert aircraft Close-In Sentry to Security Force Manager including duties as (NATO) Chief of Security Police and Chief of International Military Police, HQ Allied Forces North Europe, Brunssum, The Netherlands. He ensured USAF Security Police and Army Military Police training and preparedness for deployments in support of peacekeeping missions in the Balkans. Following retirement from the Air Force, he secured support for, and founded The Front Range Chapter, serving as chapter chairman. He holds an A.A.S, Security Administration from CCAF, an A.A., General Studies from the University of Maryland, and a B.S., Management/Human Resources from Park University, Missouri. He is a currently employed by the Colorado Springs Police Department, Specialized Enforcement Division.
Lt Col (ret) Phil Henning served from 1971-2000. He enlisted in 1971 and with assignments at Mather AFB, CA, Myrtle Beach AFB, SC and Diyarbakir, Turkey. After completing OTS in 1978 he enjoyed assignments at Grand Forks AFB, ND; Incirlik AB, Turkey; and Memmingen AB, Germany. Phil completed the AFIT program at Michigan State University and was then assigned to HQ MAC/SP staff. After ACSC and Joint Staff Officer’s Course in residence he became the Provost Marshal for the Icelandic Defense Force at NAS Keflavik. He then commanded the 60 SFS at Travis AFB, CA followed by the 741 SFS at Malmstrom AFB, MT. As an Action Officer at then HQ AF/XOF where he planned the initial “Expeditionary Air Force” deployment construct. Since retirement Phil worked with Radian Inc. as Security Project Manager at the Pentagon; Action Officer for XOF for Anser Inc; SAIC; and currently is the Director of Physical Security for Brink’s Incorporated. He is a Certified Protection Professional and resides in Smithton, IL. and is married to Madeline and they have five grandchildren, ranging from 11 years old to 18 years old.
CMSgt (ret) Robert P. Egger served 49 years in the career field, 30 years active duty retiring as a CMSgt and 19 years as a civil servant retiring as Chief of Security for the Air Force Intelligence Agency (GS14). Bob was inducted into the AFSFA Hall of Fame in 2011 and is a member of the Air Force Intelligence Agency’s Hall of Honor. He is a Security Forces Museum Foundation Trustee and has been the foundation treasurer for the past 10 years. He previously served on the AFSFA BoD as Secretary and is still very active in various local community organizations.
MSgt (ret) John L. Lynch served from 1974-1994. His assignments included: RAF Mildenhall, UK 1975-1978; Travis AFB, CA 1978-1979; Fairchild AFB, WA1979-1982; Hahn AB, Germany 1982-1986; and Minot AFB, ND 1986-1994. Duties ranged from perimeter boundaries, ART/SRT/MFT, access control, area supervisor, Central Security Controller (CSC), Wing Security Controller (WSC), Flight Security Controller (FSC), and Flight Sergeant. He was deployed to three separate aircraft crashes, a C-141 crash in the UK, and F-16 crash near Hahn AB, Germany and a British Jaguar crash, also near Hahn AB, Germany. After retirement John worked as a 911 police dispatcher and operations manager for a small police department and later a county followed by civilian training coordinator at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center. He then moved into the hotel security industry where he was the Security Director in a 352 room Doubletree Hotel. He is currently the Security Manager for a private athletic club in Seattle, WA where he oversees the safety and security of a 300,000 square foot structure, 109 hotel rooms, five floors of athletic facilities, three restaurants and two bars. He is a founding member of the AFSFA Evergreen Chapter who just hosted the 2014 national meeting.
Lt Col (ret) John Rybczyk served 31 years on active duty from 1955-1987. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1955, and obtained the grade of TSgt when he was selected for the Airman's Education Commissioning Program and was sent to Michigan State in 1964. He graduated with a BS in Police Administration and Commissioned in 1966 as a 2ndLt in the Security Police Career Field. After assignments in Texas and Turkey, he returned to Michigan State under the AFIT program and received his Masters in Criminal Justice in 1971. Assigned to the ROTC Department at MSU, he completed his Doctorate in Higher Education and Administration. His Security Police assignments continued in Thailand, Hawaii (PACAF/IG) the Security Police Academy, SP Commander at Osan AB, Korea and CINCPACAF at Camp Smith, Hawaii and there he retired in 1987. Staying in Hawaii he was the Liquor Administrator for the City and County of Honolulu and the Training Administrator for the Department of Public Safety for the State of Hawaii. He was a volunteer on a number of occasions teaching in the TAP program and has been a Board member for both the AFSFA and the AFSFF.
MSgt (ret) Garry Jefferson served 21 years on active duty from 1960-1981. He entered the Air Force in 1960 and upon completion of basic training and Air Police Technical School he was assigned to the 814th Combat Defense Squadron, Westover AFB, MA followed by an assignment to Moron AB, Spain working as Law Enforcement Flight Chief after which he was assigned to Bergstrom AFB, Texas and assigned Presidential Security duties. He then moved to Vietnam in 1969. After returning to the states in 1970 he was assigned back as Law Enforcement Flight Chief and then moved to Germany as the NCOIC of a Munitions Support Group, NCOIC of a Security Communication Squadron. He was then assigned to Malmstrom AFB, MT as NCOIC of the 341st Security Police Camper Support Squadron and after retirement in 1981 worked in the security career field until 1993 and the took a position as a US Marshall in Shreveport, LA until 1998 when retired. He took civilian employment in the Insurance industry where he still works. He has severed as Ark-La-Tx Chapter Chairman and on the AFSFA BoD as member of AFSFA for eight years.
BGen Johann R. Kinsey is the Commander of the Air Component Command (ACC), Texas State Guard responsible for leadership and maintaining preparedness and highly trained Airmen for Defense Support to Civil Authorities responding to contingencies in Texas as directed by the Governor and the Adjutant General. The AAC consists of three Air Wings paired with Texas Air National Guard Wings that provide regular direct support to the Texas Air National Guard, other components of the Texas State Guard and Texas Military Forces. Prior to the Texas State Guard, BGen (TX) Kinsey retired as the Director of Security Forces, Headquarters, AETC, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. Colonel Kinsey was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force after graduating from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1977. As a career Security Forces officer, he has worked at the installation, major command, Air Staff and joint theater staff levels in various positions to include serving as Chief of Security Forces and commanding several large Security Forces Squadrons, the 343rd Training Squadron (Air Force Security Forces Academy), a Mission Support Group, and then in the Texas State Guard, the 5th Air Wing.
Major Charles A. Trovarello is the Commander, 445th Security Forces Squadron, WPAFB, OH. He leads over 95 Traditional Reserve Security Forces members who provide home station and deployed Base Security/Law Enforcement to include perimeter/flight line security, as well as traditional policing roles. He has served in a variety of military leadership positions which include: ICBM Missile Crew Commander/Instructor at Minot AFB, ND, Reserve Flight Commander then Operations Officer for the 439 SFS, Westover ARB, MA, and Operations Officer then Commander of the 387 ESFS, Al Mubarak AB, KU. He has worked in multiple positions within the Federal Government since leaving Active Duty in 2009, to include Federal Corrections Officer, as the Chief of Police Services for the 439 SFS and currently serves as the Chief of Security for the 309th Aerospace Maintenance And Regeneration Group “Bone Yard” at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, AZ. He helped start the Patriot Chapter, and acted as its first Chairman. Most recently he reactivated the Buckeye Chapter in Dayton, Ohio, and continues to recruit members for the Tucson Chapter.
SERGEANT-AT-ARMS: BGen (ret) Herb P. Riessen’s career started with 7 years in the US Navy Reserve. After OTS he went to pilot training at Vance AFB, OK and then on to Ramstein AB, Germany. Minuteman Missile training at Chanute and Vandenberg AFBs preceded his assignment to Ellsworth AFB, SD as Deputy and Commander Missile Combat Crew Commander and Instructor. From 1970-1975 he was assigned duties as Cryptographic & Secret Codes Officer and Training Officer at Norton AFB, CA. His Security Police career began in 1975 at Edwards AFB, CA (Reserve IMA) to Operations Officer, Plans and Programs Officer and the Chief Security Police. In 1986 he moved to HQ Tactical Air Command Security Police, Langley AFB, VA (Reserve IMA) to Chief Security Police and then in 1991 Office Chief Security Police United States Air Force, Pentagon (Reserve IMA) to Chief Security Police retiring in 1997. He holds a BA from Chapman University, a MA from California State University and has completed Squadron Officers School, Air Command & Staff College, Air War College and the National Defense University. He has held a wide variety of civilian positions to include: Staff Medical Technologist and Physical Anthropologist Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Chief Chemistry Department, Chief Clinical Laboratory Scientist, and Physical/Forensic Anthropologist Consultant. His military awards include: Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service Medal w/OLC and Legion of Merit. He is a proud Life Member and a member of the original Los Angeles Chapter.
SECRETARY: Col (ret) Nicholas (Nick) Keck served 30 years on active duty from 1959-1989 as a Provost Marshal; Minuteman Missile Senior Standardization Crew member, 4-time Squadron Commander (last as 89th SPS responsible for Presidential Aircraft security); Director of Resources Management at 12AF, HQ TAC, and HQ USAF; RAF Regiment Exchange Officer; Air War College Student; Professor of Aerospace Sciences, Kent State Univ; Chief Security Police, HQ Air Training Command and served a tour in Vietnam and Thailand. He edited Tiger Flight for 15 years and has served on the Board of Directors for two terms. He was the only active duty member present at the founding of our Association. He is married to Felice Hendrickson Keck, and they have two children, Kristopher and Nicole.
VICE-PRESIDENT: MSgt (ret) Jim Saulnier served 20 years on active duty from 1971-1991. Jim, a native of Middleton, MA was initially assigned to the Fire Protection career field and retrained into Law Enforcement in 1973. His assignments included: Webb AFB, TX; Andrews AFB, MD; Decimomannu AB, Sardinia, Italy; Wurtsmith AFB, MI; Pentagon and Bolling AFB, Washington, DC. Since his AF retirement, Jim has held retail loss prevention management positions with Sears and Home Depot as well as corporate level security management positions with Accenture and is presently employed by Sprint-Nextel Communications as a corporate physical security manager. Jim is an AFSFA life member and is currently the AFSFA northeast and southeast Regional Director as well as Sergeant-at-Arms. He has played key roles in the AFSFA Proud Warrior program, coordination of AFSFA’s rededication of the Captain R.V. Maisey Building on Bolling AFB, DC, and served as Eagle Chapter’s Secretary-Treasurer. Jim is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Board Certified in Security Management through the ASIS International, an active member of ASIS’ National Capital Chapter and presently serving as an Assistant Regional Vice President for ASIS Region 5-A. Jim currently makes Alexandria, Virginia home.
PRESIDENT: MSgt (ret) N. Scott Castillo was elected to his first term as an AFSFA Director in 2010. Prior to joining your Board of Directors, Scott provided his services to the AFSFA as legal counsel, and continues in that capacity today. Scott served in the Security Police field his entire active duty career, from 1976 to 1994 when he retired. At the time of his retirement, Scott was in his second year of law school at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. He graduated in 1995 and was admitted to the California State Bar and the U.S. District Court (Eastern Dist.) in 1996. In 1998 he was also admitted to the Colorado Bar. During his active career, Scott served in numerous positions, from patrol, to Desk Sgt., flight supervisor, shift commander, investigations, unit training manager, reports and analysis chief, and finally pass and registration chief. Scott holds an A.S. in Police Science, a B.S. Summa Cum Laude from Park College in Criminal Justice Administration, a Graduate Certificate from Eastern Kentucky University, and a Juris Doctor degree from Mc George. He also possesses a Lifetime (Fully Satisfied) Community College Teaching Credential from the State of California. He is a California P.O.S.T. certified Instructor, teaching Arrest, Search and Seizure and (previously) Firearms. He has taught these classes for more than twenty years.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Col (ret) John W. Probst served 40 years on active duty from 1971-2013. From 1971-1981 he performed law enforcement specialist, military working dog handler, trainer and instructor duties as Goose Bay AB, Labrador, Canada, Fairchild AFB, WA, Clark AB Philippines, Don Muang AB, Thailand, and Lackland AFB, TX. Following his commissioning through ROTC in 1985 and performed duties as Flight Security Officer, Shift Commander, Group Executive Officer, Operations Officer, Chief of Security Police, MAJCOM and Air Staff Action Officer, Squadron and Group Commander, Chief of NSI Oversight, and Joint/Coalition Headquarters Senior Iraqi Police Mentor for Ministry of Interior while stationed at Elllsworth AFB, SD, MacDill AFB, FL, Riyadh Air Base, Saudi Arabia, Little Rock AFB, AR, McChord AFB, WA, F.E. Warren AFB, WY, Kirtland AFB, NM and Baghdad, Iraq. John holds an A.A., Admin of Justice, Los Angeles CC, B.A., Anthropology, from Univ of Texas at San Antonio, M.P.A., Resource Management, Golden Gate Univ, and has completed AF Police Administration Course, Eastern Kentucky Univ, SOS, AWC and the FBI National Academy. John has been chapter vice-chairman and chairman and served on AFSFA Board of Directors 1995-1996; National President 1996-2000 and 2007-2011 and is the current Executive Director.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR EMERITUS: Col (ret) Jerry M. Bullock served on active duty from May 1954 until July 1981. For most of his Air Force career he was in the Air/Security Police career field. He retired as the Deputy Commander of the Air Force Office of Security Police, the number two security and law enforcement position in the Air Force. In the early years of intercontinental ballistic missiles Col Bullock served as a crew commander with the Atlas ICBM system. After returning to the security career field he served as Chief of Security for all U.S. Forces in Turkey and Greece; Chief of Resources, HQ 7th Air Force, Republic of Vietnam; Chief of Law Enforcement at HQ USAF; Chief of Security for 15th Air Force (Strategic Air Command); and Chief of Security for Tactical Air Command. After retirement he practiced as a professional counselor, was Director of Human Resources at Tracor Aerospace, Inc. in Austin, and with his wife established the Creative Education Institute in San Marcos. Concurrently he helped to found the Air Force Security Police Association in which he continues to serve as Executive Director Emeritus. His decorations include LOM w/2OLC, BSM, MSO, and AFCM w/2OLC.