Captain Matthew P. Bruce

Capt Bruce AFROTC



Captain Matthew Bruce is the Recruiting Officer, AFROTC Detachment 620, Bowling Green, Ohio. In addition to leading the recruiting program at Detachment 620, Captain Bruce acts as a liaison between the Air Force and college faculty. He serves as an Associate Professor with the university teaching Aerospace Studies. Additionally, he performs administrative duties and manages detachment and university resources. Captain Bruce enlisted in the Air Force in April of 2003 and his enlisted background includes various duties in the Cyber Transport Systems career field. He was commissioned in 2015 through Officer Training School and completed the Intelligence Officer Course in 2016. His assignments include the 9th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 9th Maintenance Group, 608th Air Operations Center, 2d Operations Support Squadron, and a 365-day deployment to the 609th Combined Air Operations Center. Captain Bruce has deployed in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM, INHERENT RESOLVE, and FREEDOM’S SENTINEL. Prior to his current position, Captain Bruce served as the Intelligence Flight Commander of the 95th Reconnaissance Squadron at RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom.

2007 Airman Leadership School, Beale AFB, Ca.
2008 Associate of Applied Science in Electronic Systems Technology, CCAF
2013 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Lackland AFB, Texas
2014 Bachelor of Science in Computer Studies, University of Maryland University College
2015 Officer Training School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2022 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

1. April 2003 – May 2003, trainee, Air Force Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
2. May 2003 – June 2004, student, Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Eglin AFB, Fla.
3. June 2004 – February 2005, student, Computer, Networking, Cryptographic, and Switching Systems Course, Keesler AFB, Miss.
4. February 2005 – September 2008, Data Systems Maintenance Technician, 9th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Beale AFB, Ca.
5. September 2008 – February 2010, Quality Assurance Inspector, 9th Maintenance Group, Beale AFB, Ca.
6. February 2010 – July 2015, assignment data masked
7. July 2015 – October 2015, student, Officer Training School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
8. October 2015 – May 2016, student, Intelligence Officer Course, 315th Training Squadron, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
9. May 2016 – January 2018, Officer in Charge, PACOM Cell, 608th Air Operations Center, Barksdale AFB, La.
10. January 2018 – May 2018, Officer in Charge, Intel Training, 608th Air Operations Center, Barksdale AFB, La.
11. May 2018 – March 2020, Officer in Charge, B-52 Initial Formal Training Unit, Intel, 2d Operations Support Squadron, Barksdale AFB, La.
12. March 2020 – June 2022, Intelligence Flight Commander, 95th Reconnaissance Squadron, RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom
13. June 2022 – Present, Recruiting Officer, AFROTC DET 620, Bowling Green, Ohio

Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster

2006 Airman of the Year, 12th Aircraft Maintenance Unit
2009 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, 9th Maintenance Operations Squadron
2020 Flight Commander of the Year, 95th Reconnaissance Squadron
2021 Company Grade Officer of the Year, 95th Reconnaissance Squadron

Airman Basic 17 April, 2003
Airman First Class 30 May, 2003
Senior Airman 30 September, 2005
Staff Sergeant 1 March, 2008
Technical Sergeant 1 May, 2012
Second Lieutenant 2 October, 2015
First Lieutenant 2 October, 2017
Captain 2 October, 2019

(Current as of September 2022)

Updated: 09/15/2022 09:10AM