Lieutenant Colonel MOZAMBIQUE L. BATTS

Lt. Col. Mozambique Batts is the Commander, 361st Recruiting Squadron, headquartered at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. He leads 82 personnel responsible for recruiting future Airmen and Guardians to serve in more than 140 Air Force and Space Force specialties. His area of responsibility includes 40 geographically separated offices throughout Alaska, Oregon, and Washington covering 728,000 square miles.

Lt. Col. Batts earned his commission through ROTC at Texas Tech University where he was a Distinguished Graduate. Lt. Col. Batts has been stationed in Alaska, Hawaii, North Carolina, Texas, Germany and Pakistan. He has held various positions including Internal/External training manger, Senior Watch Officer, Flight Commander, J2 Director, Deputy Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Chief and Chief of a Technical Security Team. He is an Air Education and Training Command Master Instructor and a graduate of the British Weapons School.

Lt. Col. Batts has multiple deployments including Joint Force, Inherent Resolve, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, New Dawn, Gallant Phoenix, Freedom's Sentinel, Resolute Support and Allies Refuge.


2004 Bachelor of Science in Occupational Education (Psychology) Wayland Baptist University, Fairbanks, Alaska
2006 Master of Education in Psychology, Wayland Baptist University-Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
2007 Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2010 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala. by correspondence
2012 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2015 British Weapons School, Qualified Weapons Instructor Course; Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Royal Air Force Waddington, United Kingdom
2017 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala. by correspondence


1. August 2006 - July 2007, Student, 315th Intelligence Squadron, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
2. August 2007 - Sep 2008, Intelligence Analyst, 4th Air Support Operations Squadron, Mannheim, Germany
3. September 2008 - March 2009, Senior Intelligence Duty Officer, 18th Expeditionary Air Support Operations Group, Camp Victory, Iraq
4. March 2009 - June 2010, 4th Air Support Operations Squadron, Chief, External and Internal Training, Mannheim, Germany
5. June 2010 - January 2011, Flight Commander, Weapons and Space Operations Officer, 324th IS, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
6. January 2011 - June 2012, Flight Commander, Senior Operations Officer, National Security Agency/Central Security Service Hawaii, 324th IS, JB-Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
7. June 2012 - June 2013, Flight Commander, Air Force National Tactical Integration/Cyber, 392nd IS, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
8. June 2013 - March 2014, Instructor, Intelligence Officer Course, 315th Training Squadron, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
9. April 2014 - January 2015, Officer In Charge, Fundamentals Team Chief, Intelligence Operations Course, 315th TRS, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
10. January 2015 - August 2015, Student, British Weapons School, RAF Waddington, United Kingdom
11. August 2015 - June 2016, Flight Commander, Intelligence Operations Course, 315th TRS, Goodfellow AF, Texas
12. June 2016 - March 2017, Division Chief, Aviation Tactics Evaluation Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.
13. March 2018 - June 2019, Director, 1st Joint Special Operations Air Component (JSOAC), Fort Bragg, N.C.
14. June 2019 - July 2021, Deputy Chief, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance Division, 611th Air Operations Center, Joint Base-Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska
15. July 2021- June 2022, Chief, Technical Security Team, Office of the Defense Representative Pakistan, Mushaf/AB, Pakistan
16. June 2022- Current, Commander, 361st Recruiting Squadron, JB- Lewis-McChord, Washington


1. June 2016-March 2017, Division Chief, J2, Aviation Tactics Evaluation Group, Fort Bragg, N.C. as a Major
2. March 2017-June 2019, Director, J2, 1st Joint Special Operations Air Component Fort Bragg, N.C. as a Major
3. July 2021-June 2022, Chief, Technical Security Team, Mushaf Air Base, Pakistan. as a Lieutenant Colonel


Defense Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Service Medal
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal


Second Lieutenant July 15, 2006
First Lieutenant July 15, 2008
Captain July 15, 2010
Major October 1, 2016
Lieutenant Colonel September 1, 2021

(As of September, 2022)