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LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALEXA B. QUANDT

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Lieutenant Colonel Alexa Quandt is the Commander, 314th Recruiting Squadron, Burlington, New Jersey. The 314th RCS comprises 63 recruiting and 21 support personnel who recruit men and women throughout New Jersey and Delaware, as well as sections of Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Its mission is to change lives, one future Airman or Guardian at a time, by Professionally, Enthusiastically and Innovatively seeking and attracting the most qualified candidates to serve in our Air Force and Space Force.

Lieutenant Colonel Quandt began her USAF career after earning a commission through ROTC at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY and a degree from St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY in 2004.  She is a career intelligence officer with assignments to RC-135, DGS, 7th AF staff, 363rd ISRW, Air Staff and the 70th ISRW. 

She also has five RC-135 deployments to Southwest Asia conducting airborne operations in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, and one RC-135 deployment to the SOUTHCOM AOR in support of counter drug operations.  Additionally, she completed a deployment to HQ ISAF as Integrated Planner in Kabul, Afghanistan and a deployment to Jordan as the Deputy J2 for CENTCOM Forward-Jordan. 

She is married to Brandon LaRoche of Panama City, FL and has a daughter named Julia and a son named Jason.

EDUCATION
2004 Bachelor of Arts – Multi-Language and Government, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
2005 Intelligence Officer Training, Goodfellow AFB, TX
2005 Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell AFB, AL
2008 Master of Science, International Management, University of Phoenix, AZ
2011 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL (In-residence)
2013 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL by correspondence
2019 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL by correspondence
 
ASSIGNMENTS
  1. May 2004-April 2005, Intelligence Officer Student, 315th Training Squadron, Goodfellow AFB, TX
  2. April 2005-January 2006, Intelligence Watch Officer, 390th Intelligence Squadron, Kadena AB, Japan
  3. January 2006-April 2008, Flight Commander, Current Operations, 390th Intelligence Squadron, Kadena AB, Japan
  4. April 2008-Feb 2009, Flight Commander, Mission Management, 97th Intelligence Squadron, Offutt AFB, NE
  5. March 2009-June 2011, Flight Commander, Standardization and Evaluation, 97th Intelligence Squadron, Offutt AFB, NE
  6. July 2011-July 2012, Chief, ISR Operations Division, Directorate of Intelligence, 7th Air Force, Osan AB, Republic of Korea
  7. September 2012-July 2013, Assistant Director of Operations, 24th Intelligence Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany
  8. July 2013-Aug 2015, Assistant Director of Operations, 693rd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group, Ramstein AB, Germany
  9. Aug 2015-Jul 2017, Director of Operations, 526th Intelligence Squadron, Nellis AFB, NV
  10. Jul 2017-Jul 2020, RC-135 Branch Chief and Program Element Monitor, HQ USAF, Pentagon, Washington DC
  11. Jul 2020-Jun 2021, Inspector General, 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing, Fort George G. Meade, MD
  12. July 2021– Present, Commander, 314th Recruiting Squadron, Burlington, New Jersey.
 
FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating: Non-rated Officer Aircrew
Hours: 2,203
Aircraft: RC-135

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with three devices
Air Medal with five devices
Aerial Achievement Medal
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with three devices
Air Force Achievement Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Meritorious Unit Award with 6 devices
Combat Readiness Medal with one device
National Defense Service Medal
Korean Defense Service Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Nuclear Defense Operations Service Medal with one device
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
NATO Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant 15 May 2004
First Lieutenant 2 June 2006
Captain 2 June 2008
Major 1 Apr 2014
Lieutenant Colonel 1 Jan 2019

(Current as of Jun 2021)