Captain Dakota Hendrix is Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies and Assistant Operations Flight Commander at the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 765, The Citadel. As the Assistant Operations Flight Commander, he is responsible for overseeing the completion of all instruction-related activities for one of the largest cadet corps in the Air Force.
Captain Hendrix received his commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps from Virginia Military Institute, Detachment 880 in May 2016. He is currently a Contracting Officer and was previously an Electronic Warfare Officer on the B-52 Bomber. Prior to his current assignment, Captain Hendrix served as the Officer in Charge for the 628th Contracting Construction Flight located at Joint Base (JB) Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. There, Captain Hendrix led 18 members and provided contracting support to 2 Air Force Wings and 1 Navy Command.
EDUCATION 2016 Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Virginia Military Institute 2017 Combat Systems Officer School, Pensacola Naval Air Station, Fla. 2019 B-52 Nuclear Certification Course 2020 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 2021 Mission Ready Contracting Officer School
ASSIGNMENTS July 2016 – December 2017: Student, Undergraduate Combat Systems Officer School, Pensacola, Fla. January 2018 – August 2018: Student, Initial and Mission B-52 Qualification Training September 2018 – May 2020: B-52 Electronic Warfare Officer, 96th Bomb Squadron, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana June 2020 – March 2021, Wing Data Links Manager, 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale AFB, La. April 2021 – August 2022: Officer in Charge, Services, 628th Contracting Squadron, JB Charleston, S.C. September 2022 – July 2023: Officer in Charge, Construction, 628th Contracting Squadron, JB Charleston, S.C. July 2023 – Present: Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies and Assistant Operations Flight Commander, AFROTC Det 765, The Citadel, Charleston, S.C.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS Air and Space Commendation Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION Second Lieutenant May 16, 2016 First Lieutenant July 5, 2018 Captain July 5, 2020