Commandant of Cadets

Operations Flight Commander

Maj Darrin Eckles

Major Darrin Eckles is the Operations Flight Commander at AFROTC Det 35, California State University, Fresno.  He arrived in July of 2012 from his last duty assignment at Joint Base Pearl Harbor - Hickam, where he was Chief of Global Deployable Operations at the Defense Intelligence Agency. Capt Eckles started his career in August 1993 as a Systems Analysts in Aircraft Logisitics.  He was commissioned in December 2004 from Detachment 35, Fresno State University.  Capt Eckles has been stationed at Grand Forks AFB, ND; Elmendorf AFB, AK; Ellsworth AFB, SD; Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  He has also deployed in support of Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM.  Capt Eckles holds a B.S. Degree in Computer Information Systems from Excelsior College, NY, and a MBA Degree in Information Technology Management from Touro University International, CA.

Capt Eckles