Air Force ROTC - SSgt Martin Jerome Castro

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SSgt Martin Jerome Castro

NCOIC of Administration

SSgt Martin Jerome Castro, NCOIC Administrations at the Air Force Reserve Officer’s Training Corps, Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York, serves and assists all students in training and preparation. Airman Castro’s primary responsibilities include processing cadet logistics, developing orders, manages group personnel records, and assists with detachment operations. He also serves as the detachment fitness assessment facilitator, and is ultimately responsible for strict adherence to Air Force standards for all cadets.

SSgt Castro entered Basic Military Training for the United States Air Force in 2014. Following BMT he graduated Knowledge Operations Technicians Apprentice Course at Keesler Air Force Base, MS. At his first duty station at Hanscom AFB, he served as a Program Executive Office Administrator for the Battle Management Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management, providing administrative tasks to 12 program offices. In 2016, he was reassigned to the 66th Air Base Group where he operated as an Executive Services Admin, providing support for the Base Commander, Command Chief, and 23 offices under the Group. In May 2018, he relocated to his next assignment in Vandenberg AFB where he was assigned to the 381st Training Squadron as a Student Actions Administrator. In July 2020, he was assigned to Space Delta V where he became the NCOIC for the Commander’s Admin Section.


  • 2014 Basic Military Training Lackland, TX
  • 2015 Technical Training Keesler, AFB, MS


  • November 2014 – January 2015, Student, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
  • January 2015 – March 2015, Student, Technical Training School, Keesler AFB, Mississippi
  • April 2015 – October 2016, Directorate Operations Management Admin, Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts
  • October 2016 – April 2018, Executive Service Admin, Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts
  • May 2018 – July 2020, Student Actions Administrator, Vandenberg SFB, California
  • July 2020 – October 2020, Commander’s Admin Section, Vandenberg SFB, California
  • Oct 2020 – June 2021, NCOIC Commander’s Admin Section, Vandenberg SFB, California
  • July 2021 – Present, NCOIC Administration, AFROTC Detachment 538, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

Major Awards and Decorations

  • Air Force Commendation Medal
  • Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
  • Air Force Good Conduct Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Other Achievements

  • 2018 Outstanding Airman of the Year

Dates of Promotion

  • Airman Basic – November 2014
  • Airman First Class – November 2014
  • Senior Airman – March 2014
  • Staff Sergeant – November 2019