Phone: 512-759-4700 Ext 6171
Degrees and Certifications:
AA, Aircraft Maintenance, Community College of the Air Force AA, Instructor Technology, Community College of the Air Force BS, Adult Education, Bellevue University Occupational Instructor Certificate, Community College of the Air Force Texas Teaching Certificate JROTC
TSgt Ortiz, Alexander
Technical Sergeant Alexander Ortiz is the Aerospace Science Instructor (ASI) for Hutto High School’s Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) program. Sergeant Ortiz assists in managing the various aspects of the AFJROTC program to include teaching leadership classes, supervise all cadets participating in official AFJROTC unit events, drill and ceremony.
Sergeant Ortiz was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He graduated from Jardines de Ponce High School on May 1997. While attending high school, he was a member of the USAF J.R.OT.C. and was part of his unit basketball and volleyball teams. He joined the Delayed Enlistment Program in the spring of 1998 and went on active duty Jul 1, 1998.
Upon completion of Basic Military Training at Lackland AFB, Texas, Sergeant Ortiz began technical school at Sheppard AFB, TX as a Propulsion Systems Technician, where he graduated on November 1998. After technical school, Sergeant Ortiz was assigned to the 6th Maintenance Squadron (6AGS), MacDill AFB, Florida. After four and half years in the flight line / back shop he was handpicked to be part of the Command Crew for the US Central Command (CENTCOM). He deployed worldwide with the Commander, United States Central Command (CDRCENT) totaling 105.3 hours with an 100% on time departure reliability rate in support of CDRCENT. Finally, he became the NCOIC of the Logistic Network for the Maintenance Group, were he was responsible for maintaining the maintenance group servers, small computers, and special network information systems.
Sergeant Ortiz was then selected as a field training instructor and assigned to the 373rd Training Squadron, Detachment 11 Offutt AFB, NE on January 6, 2006 till September 2010 where he taught 48 formal courses which encompassed 3,073 technical training hours achieving Master Instructor. After his Instructor duties were done, he joined the 55th AMXS/ 83rd AMU, Squadron. He directed the British Rivet joint training plan verifing 97 propulsion task requirements, readied ally for $195M ISR aircraft.
Following a very successful two years in the flightline Sergeant Ortiz applied and was accepted to join the NCO Academy in Kapaun AB, Germeny in 2012. He instructed 223 hours of Enlisted PME courses, supervises and counsels 1050 students in 7 classes annually for USAFE. Exceeded 3K teaching hours, attaining Instructor level 3 certification. During his time there he wrote the first of its kind lesson plan for new international training course to boost NATO enlisted education. Volunteer to be a key actor in interpersonal communication video to standardized summative evaluation. Directed student rope program that led to the unit wining 12 AF PME team of the year in 2013 and USAFE-AFAFRICA EPME team of the year in 2014.
Lastly, Sergeant Ortiz returned state side to Dyess AFB, Tx in 2015. Where he lead the flightline's propulsion shop. After the first year of being in Dyess, he was selected to be an Assistant Specialist Section Chief. In that time, he lead specialist/managers On the Job Training (OJT) program. Oversaw, upgrade/certification/education training for six shops of a total of 129 personnel in 2016. Finally, Sergeant Ortiz was selected by the Vice Wing Commander to be the Wing Foreign Object Damage/Drop Object Prevention (FOD/DOP) Manage. As the FOD/DOP Manager, he ensures combat mission readiness of 33 B-1B executing a robust $67M flying hours program. Directed 10K personnel during the monthly Wing FOD walks, responsible for over 350lb of debris collected. Supervises the Transit Alert ramp FOD sweep for 30 National Airborne Operations Center (NAOC), providing superior support for President of the United States (POTUS) Airborne Command and Control (C2) platform.
Sergeant Ortiz possesses two Associate of Applied Science degrees which he acquired through the Community College of the Air Force. One is in Aerospace Propulsion and the second is in Instructor of Technology and Military Science. He has also earned a Bachelor’s degree in Adult Education from Bellevue University.
Sergeant Ortiz is married to Yamina, on January of 2001. They have two lovely children, Xander and Yalexka. Sergeant Ortiz hobbies include bible reading, basketball, paintball, and spending quality time with his family.