Lieutenant Colonel Tricia H. Kobberdahl is the Commander of AFROTC Detachment 842 and the Professor of Aerospace Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Lt Col Tricia Kobberdahl was commissioned in 1996 from the Reserve Officers Training Corps at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and in her first operational assignment was at Travis AFB, California in 1997-1999.
In Jan 1999, she deployed to Bosnia and upon return, she was reassigned to Sembach, Germany as an Assistant Flight Commander. In Jun 2000, she was selected to be the Weather Flight Commander at Ramstein, Germany during which time she deployed to Pristina, Kosovo as the Senior US Meteorologist to NATO. In Jun 2003, she served as an Executive Officer and Aide-de-Camp for the 7 AF/CC in Osan, Korea. In 2004-2006, she was the Chief of Weather Plans at Air Operations Center at Hickam AFB, Hawaii and the Personal Protocol Officer to the US PACOM/CC at Camp Smith, Hawaii. In 2006-2009, she was selected to stand up Air Combat Command’s first Weather Detachment at Fort Riley, Kansas and during this time-frame she also deployed to Iraq.
In Oct 2009 to Jul 2012, Lt Col Kobberdahl was the Training and Requirements Division Chief at the Headquarters, Air Force Weather Agency, Offutt AFB, Nebraska that focused on training and policy issues arising from the development and fielding of emerging systems and capabilities. In Jul 2012, she was reassigned to her present position as the Commander of AFROTC Detachment 842 at UTSA.
1996 Bachelors Degree in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2002 Squadron Officer School in residence/correspondence, Maxwell AFB, AL
2003 Masters of Art in Business Management-Public Administration Bowie State University
2006 Air Command and Staff College in correspondence
2011 Air War College in correspondence
AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf
Joint Service Commendation Medal with one oak leaf
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf
Army Achievement Medal