Detachment 35 Commander
Professor Aerospace Studies
Lt Col Matthew Buehler
Lieutenant Colonel Matthew R. Buehler is the Commander of Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 35 at California State University, Fresno. In his previous assignment at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado, he was an Assistant Professor and Deputy for Manpower for the Academy's Biology Department. Lt Col Buehler was commissioned in 1992 through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC), Detachment 025, at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ.
In his primary Air Force career, Lt Col Buehler functions as an acquisition and test professional, having served as a program manager, project officer, branch chief and director of operations. He holds several professional acquisition and test certifications, including Test & Evaluation (Level III), Science, Planning, Research, Development and Engineering (Level II), Program Management (Level I) and Scientist (Level I). He has weapons development experience, and EW experience in test scoping, planning, executing and reporting that spans many platforms and systems, including the MH/HH-60G/K, AF/Joint CSAR testing, ALR/ALE-40/47, CV-22, EC-130H, F-15C/E, F-16, B-1, B-52, JSTARS, MQ-9, UCAV, F-22A, CLOVerS, F-117, B-2, JASSM, advanced RF/IR CMs, IR missile warning system stimulators, RWRs, HUDs, NVGs, FLIR and EO/IR/RF FME.
Additionally, Lt Col Buehler has worked on the Air Staff conducting fighter, bomber and CSAR force optimization and requirements analysis for the QDR 2005 and beyond, as well as OPLAN metric development and risk-assessment. Lt Col Buehler holds an undergraduate degree in Bioengineering from Arizona State University, as well as an M.B.A. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and an M.S. in Biology from the University of Nevada, Reno.