AFSFA BOARD OF DIRECTORS & OFFICERS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Col (ret) Sally Uebelacker, has more than 13 years’ service at Sandia National Laboratories. She served as a Sandia Emergency Director and managed multiple security programs to include Information Security, Personnel Security, Contract Security Management, the Security Incident Management Program, Foreign Visits and Assignments, Assurance, Integrated Protection Systems, and International Business Operations. Sally had a distinguished twenty-four year career in the United States Air Force. Her final assignment being the 42d Support Group Commander at Maxwell AFB in Montgomery, Alabama. There she oversaw 1,900 personnel in the Security Forces, Civil Engineering, Mission support, Communications and Base Services squadrons. Following her Air Force retirement Sally, attended UNM School of Law. After graduation and becoming a licensed member of the New Mexico Bar, she worked as an Assistant District Attorney in the Second Judicial District where she prosecuted misdemeanor and felony crimes. Sally received her Bachelor of Science in Sociology from the University of Tulsa, a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Northern Colorado and a Juris Doctorate from the University of New Mexico. She is a Charter and Life AFSFA member and is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy.
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.
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) Keith A. Goodenough is a native of Washington State, and a 25-year career Security Forces member. He entered the active Air Force as an Airman in February of 1991 and transferred to the Air Force Reserve in 1994, following active duty tours at Homestead AFB, FL and McChord AFB, WA. He was later commissioned through the Deserving Airman Commissioning Program in 1997, and has served in virtually every aspect of the career field from home-station and deployed base-level functions to major command staff-action officer roles. Before retiring in February of 2016, he was the Commander of the 610 SFS, NAS/JRB Fort Worth, Texas. Keith is a Life Member of the AFSFA, and has been a member of the Billie Renfroe Chapter in Fort Worth Texas since 1996. He served as the chapter’s Vice-Chairman for the 2015 calendar year, and is currently serving as the chapter’s Chairman since January of 2016. As the Chairman of the Billie Renfroe chapter, his emphasis has centered on local recruitment and supporting the needs and activities of the two Security Forces Squadrons on NAS/JRB Fort Worth, Texas.
TSgt (ret) Lloyd R. Edwards III served on active duty from 1972 -1993. After basic training, Security Police Technical School and Military Working Dog School, he was assigned to Sheppard AFB TX and completed Narcotic Detector Dog course in 1973. He was reassigned to Travis AFB, CA in 1978 and completed the Explosive Detector Dog course in the same year. In 1979, he attended the Military Working Dog Supervisor course and was assigned to Clark Air Base as an Explosive Dog handler in 1980. He was assigned to Tinker AFB, OK in 1984 followed by Taegu Air Base as Kennelmaster in 1986. He returned to Clark Air Base in 1987 where he finished a CCAF AAS degree in Criminal Justice and an AB degree in Political Science from the University of the Philippines. In 1991, he was assigned to Mather AFB, CA as Kennelmaster and completed an MS degree in Human Resources Management, from Chapman University. Lloyd retired in 1993. He went on to work as an Explosive Detector Dog handler at Mare Island Naval Air Station in Vallejo, CA, a Deputy Probation Officer for Solano County, in Martinez, CA and finally a Regional Canine Training Instructor for the Department of Homeland Security/Transportation Security Administration (DHS/TSA) where he retired in 2018. He has been actively involved with the Travis Bay Area Chapter of AFSFA.
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.
Maj (ret) Philip H. Schwartz is a life member of AFSFA and current Chairman of the Central Florida Chapter. He previously served as the Vice Chair of this chapter and also served as the President and Vice President of the Jack Brokaw Alamo Chapter in San Antonio. He is a 1978 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. Upon commissioning he entered his chosen career field, Security Police, remaining a Defender throughout his career. He served in a variety of positions including; Flight Security Officer, Shift Commander, Division level Chief Security Police, Operations Officer and Commander. He was selected the 1984 Air Force Communications Command Outstanding Security Police Company Grade Officer and the 1993 Space Command Outstanding Security Police Field Grade Officer. After retirement he worked for Valero Energy Corporation, starting as a field level manager trainee later he was promoted on to the corporate staff, spending the next nineteen years in a variety of positions. Phil became active in the industry’s premier technology group Conexxus, eventually serving two years as the organizations Data Security Committee Chairman.
Lt Col Charles (Chuck) A. Trovarello is the Commander of the 934th Security Forces Squadron (SFS), Minneapolis ARS, MN. He is responsible for leading a combined force of over 150 Air Force Reserve Active Guard/Reserve (AGR), Traditional Reserve, and Civilian Defenders. The Defenders under his command fill a myriad of home station and deployed law enforcement and security roles to include traditional policing, flight line/asset security, Fly Away Security, and Combat Arms. Over the years 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, Operations Officer, then Commander (two separate tours) of the 387 ESFS, Al Mubarak AB, KU, and prior to his current assignment, Commander of 445 SFS, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. Lt Col Trovarello, in addition to his military career, has accumulated extensive federal government civilian experience since leaving active duty in 2009. Over the past ten years he has served as a Federal Corrections Officer in Danbury, CT, and Chief of Police Services for the 439 SFS, Westover ARB, MA. Most recently, he served as the Chief of Security for the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group “Bone Yard” at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ.
SERGEANT-AT-ARMS: 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.
SECRETARY: Lt Col (ret) Marie Shadden was a career officer with assignments at Holloman AFB, NM as administrative security; Spangdahlem AB in Germany as a shift commander and asst operations; the SP Academy at Lackland AFB, TX as executive officer and security training squadron commander, TAC Hq, Langley AFB, VA on the SF staff as training and security program manager, followed by squadron commander at Luke AFB, AZ and then a special duty assignment as assistant professor in the ASU AFROTC program. She also worked hard to get the SF Museum up and running. Her civilian career included consulting from Nashville, TN on assignments from Dept of Justice, FBI, Dept of Homeland Security, various engineering companies and state agencies developing victim assistance, security, training, emergency response, HazMat operations and planning conferences from 1992-2001. She also helped build a program called “Helmets to Hardhats” in Atlanta, GA finding jobs for returning vets and worked on overseas U.S. Embassy contracts for a security firm. She previously served from 2001-2005 and as Publicity and Chapter Editor from 2003-2005 andis a life member of the Air Force Security Forces Museum Foundation.
VICE-PRESIDENT: Lt Col (ret) Joseph L. Rector served 22 years on active duty from 1985-2007. He is a senior civilian supervisory security specialist serving as the Deputy Director for the 11th Security Forces Group at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. He is second in charge of over 800 personnel providing law enforcement, investigations, physical security, intelligence, antiterrorism and executive protection services. Mr. Rector was commissioned through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program in 1985. He has held a variety of security force officer positions at the unit and headquarters level, to include three security forces squadron commands, command of a deployed Counter-Drug Ground-Based Radar Detachment, and has served as a branch and division chief at the major command and field operating agency levels. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Peace, War, and Defense from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Master Degrees in Business and Organizational Security Management, Information Technology Management and Cybersecurity from Webster University. A Certified Protection Professional, he holds a Board Certification in Security Management from ASIS International, where he currently serves on the ASIS Professional Certification Board. He has previously served for eight years on the AFSFA Board of Director and as Chapter Chair for both the Alamo and National Capital Region – Maryland Chapters."
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.
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.