Major Roy Cruz

Maj Cruz

Recruiting Officer & Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies


Maj Roy L. Cruz is the Recruiting Officer and an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies at Air Force ROTC Detachment 218 in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Maj Cruz graduated Air Force Basic Military Training in August 2001 as a honor graduate and commissioned through Officer Training School in April 2012 as a distinguished graduate. He went on to complete Logistics Readinss Officer tehnical traiing in September 2012. He has experience in fuels, materiel management, acquisition, and supply chain management. He has served three deployment tours in support of Operations IRAQI FREEDOM, NEW DAWN, and RESOLUTE SUPPORT. Prior to his current position, Capt Cruz was the Director of Operations for the 5th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota.


2003 Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Communications Applications Technology, Community College of the Air
Force (CCAF), Maxwell AFB Gunter Annex, Ala.
2004 Basic Instructor Course, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
2004 Airman Leadership School, Altus AFB, Okla.
2005 AAS degree in Instructor of Technology & Military Science, CCAF, Maxwell AFB Gunter Annex, Ala.
2009 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
2011 Bachelor of Science, Business Management, Park University, Parkville, Mo.
2014 Master of Science, Operations Management, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
2018 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.


1. March 2002 – February 2004, Intelligence Analyst, 49th Operations Support Squadron, Holloman AFB, N.M.

2. February 2004 – November 2008, Instructor, Electronic Signals Intelligence Exploitation Apprentice Course, 316th
Training Squadron, Goodfellow AFB, Texas (September 2007 – September 2008, Lead Analyst, Joint Interrogation and Debriefing Center, 201st Military Intelligence Battalion, Camp Cropper, Iraq)

3. November 2008 – April 2012, Flight Chief, Electronic Warfare Flagging, 453d Electronic Warfare Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas (March 2010 – September 2010, Senior Analyst, Strategic Vetting Team, United States Forces – Iraq, Green Zone, Iraq)

4. April 2012 – April 2013, Officer in Charge, Operations and Compliance Flight, 96th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Eglin AFB, Fla.

5. April 2013 – February 2014, Flight Commander, Fuels Management, 96th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Eglin AFB, Fla.

6. February 2014 – April 2015, Flight Commander, Materiel Management, 96th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Eglin
AFB, Fla.

7. April 2015 – July 2017, Chemical Biological Logistics Manager, Air Force Chemical Biological Defense Systems Branch, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. (October 2016 – April 2017, Ministry of Defense Fuels Comodity Manager, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan.

8. July 2017 – June 2019, Logistics Career Broadening Officer, Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Naval Support Activity Philadelphia, Pa.

9. June 2019 – June 2021, Director of Operations, 5th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Minot AFB, N.D.

10. June 2021 - Present, Recruiting Officer, AFROTC Detachment 218, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN


Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Joint Service Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Army Commendation Medal
Air Force Acheivement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Nuclear Detterence Operations Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border with one oak leaf cluster
NATO Medal

Second Lieutenant          April 10, 2012
First Lieutenant              April 10, 2014
Captain                          April 10, 2016
Major                          February 1, 2022