Detachment 35 Commander
Professor Aerospace Studies
Lt Col Kenneth Bourque
Lt Col Bourque is the Commander of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 035. He serves as the Chair of the Department of Aerospace Studies and the Professor of Aerospace Studies at the University of California – Fresno. He is responsible for recruiting, training, educating and mentoring Air Force officer candidates, preparing them for leadership roles beyond AFROTC.
Lt Col Bourque was commissioned in 1999 through AFROTC Detachment 867, Norwich University. He is a Cyberspace Communications Officer who has served operationally at multiple base level communications squadrons within Air Mobility Command and Air Force Special Operations Command. Lt Col Bourque spent his major command staff tour at Air Mobility Command's Directorate of Communications and Information. He also completed a three year joint tour at the United States Strategic Command's Joint Functional Component Command for Global Strike.
Lt Col Bourque has deployed in support of Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. He also deployed as a case writer for the Office for the Administrative Review of the Detention of Enemy Combatants at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and as an intelligence officer assigned to Regional Command West, Camp Stone, Afghanistan. Most recently he served as the Director of Operations for the 608th Air Communications Squadron providing command, control, communications and situational awareness capabilities in support of Air Force Global Strike Command and the United States Strategic Command Joint Force Air Component Commander while assigned to the mighty Eighth Air Force.