Air Force ROTC - 1st Lt Alexander Stoenner

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1st Lt Alexander Stoenner

Recruiting Flight Commander
Commission: OTS

1st Lt Alexander L. Stoenner is the Recruiting Officer at Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Detachment 538, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York.. He is responsible for the construction, management, and execution of all unit-recruiting efforts. Additionally, As an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, he instructs the AS200 course, educating cadets on leadership, followership, and team building.

Lt Stoenner entered the Air Force in 2009 as an aircraft environmental and electrical systems maintenance technician. His enlisted assignments include Dover Air Force Base, Yokota Air Base, and Robins AFB, with experience on C-5 Galaxy, C-17 Globemaster III, KC-10 Extender, and E-8 JSTARS platforms.  The Lieutenant commissioned through Officer Training School, earning his commission in 2019.  Prior to his current position, Lt Stoenner fulfilled duties as an aircraft maintenance officer. The Lieutenant led the 310th Aircraft Maintenance Unit as assistant officer-in-charge, leading a team of 185 Airmen and managing a fleet of 27 F-16C/D Fighting Falcons valued at $675 million. His outstanding leadership and incredible team earned the 56th Fighter Wing’s 2021 Aircraft Maintenance Unit of the Year Award.


  • 2009 Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Tex.
  • 2013 Airman Leadership School, Yokota Air Base, Japan
  • 2015 Associate of Applied Science, Aircraft Maintenance Technology, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
  • 2015 Bachelor of Science, Multidisciplinary Studies, Grantham University, Little Rock, Ark.
  • 2016 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course, by correspondence
  • 2019 Officer Training School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.


  • January 2010 – July 2010, Student, 364th Training Squadron, Sheppard AFB, Texas
  • July 2010 – May 2013, Aircraft Environmental and Electrical Systems Journeyman, 436th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Dover AFB, Del.
  • May 2013 – May 2017, Aircraft Environmental and Electrical Systems Craftsman, 730th Air Mobility Squadron, Yokota Air Base, Japan
  • May 2017 – April 2019, Environmental and Electrical Systems Shift Lead, 461st Maintenance Squadron, Robins AFB, Ga.
  • June 2019 – June 2020, Low Observable Aircraft Structural Maintenance Officer-in-Charge, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz.
  • June 2020 – Feb 2021, Maintenance and Armament Flight Commander, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz.
  • Feb 2021 – June 2022, 310th Aircraft Maintenance Unit Assistant Officer-in-Charge, 756 Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz.
  • June 2022 – Present, Recruiting Officer, AFROTC Detachment 538, Rochester Institute of Technology, N.Y.


  • Air and Space Commendation Medal
  • Air and Space Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
  • Meritorious Unit Award with one oak leaf cluster
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal


  • 2013, John L. Levitow Award, Airman Leadership School
  • 2020, 56th Maintenance Group Maintenance Professional of the Year


  • Airman First Class November 3, 2009
  • Senior Airman March 3, 2012
  • Staff Sergeant April 1, 2014
  • Technical Sergeant June 1, 2017
  • Second Lieutenant May 31, 2019
  • First Lieutenant May 31, 2021