AOC & Cadet Virtual Panel

Presented on: Wednesday, April 7th at 4:00 PM MDT


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Please join the Association of Graduates and Air Force Academy Foundation for a lively and informative panel discussion with current U.S. Air Force Academy cadets and Air Officers Commanding (AOCs). See the Academy through the panelists' eyes as they provide an inside look of the current leadership and class experiences during a pandemic.


The Panelists:


C1C Emily Berexa, Class of 2021

C1C Emily Berexa is currently serving at the Cadet Wing Commander at the US Air Force Academy. She will graduate from CS-14 and is an aeronautical engineering major and Soaring Instructor Pilot. Upon graduation, she will attend graduate school and then pilot training. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, backpacking, reading, and hanging out with friends.


C1C Jed Cutter, Class of 2021

Cadet Jed Cutter is a first-class cadet at the United States Air Force Academy, who currently serves as the Cadet Wing Honor Chairman. Furthermore, he is a Cyber Science major and Russian language minor. He is also a current member and captain of the Air Force Club Hockey team, and upon commissioning will be joining the Office of Special Investigations. 


Lt Col Amy Rivera, Class of 2000

Col (S) Amy M. Rivera is an Air Force Academy Graduate, Class of 2000 and has been a Security Forces Officer for about 21 years.  She has served at an array of Operations Officer, Executive Officer, Staff and Command positions at Squadron, Group, Wing, MAJCOM and HQ Air Force Levels.  She has served in three nuclear billets, as well as a tour at the 341 Training Squadron training military working dogs, handlers and kennelmasters.  She is currently the Cadet Group 1 Air Officer Commanding, joining the USAFA team following Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell AFB, AL.


C2C Reginald Maffett, Class of 2022

C2C Reginald Maffett is a prior-enlisted cadet from Jacksonville, Fl. He is a former USAFA Preparatory School Class of 2018 graduate and a current member of the USAFA Class of 2022. C2C Maffett serves as Class President for his class and was recently selected to serve as the Cadet Wing Commander for the upcoming summer. Cadet Maffett is a Management major at the Academy with hopes of becoming a Pilot upon graduation.


Lt Col Jeffrey Tetrault, Class of 2006

Lt Col Jeffrey M. Tetrault is the AOC for Cadet Squadron 40. Prior to this assignment, Lt Col Tetrault served as the Chief, Acquisition Officer Assignments where he directed total force development policies, procedures and execution for over 8,200 active duty Air Force officers across 8 career fields. Lt Col Tetrault began his career as an Intelligence Officer, serving as an Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Mission Commander where he led the processing, exploitation, and dissemination of various intelligence gathering platforms including the U-2, RQ-4, MQ-9. Lt Col Tetrault deployed from 2008-2009 to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as Assistant Director of Operations, 732nd Expeditionary Intelligence Squadron, Balad AB.