Lieutenant Colonel (ret) Ray P. Matherne
Lieutenant Colonel (ret) Ray P. Matherne is the Senior Aerospace Science Instructor (SASI) and department chair for the Texas 935th Air Force Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (AFJROTC), Connally High School, Waco, Texas. Colonel Matherne graduated from Texas State University in 1995 and then received his commission through ROTC in 1996. After serving for two years as a Contracting Management Officer, he completed specialized undergraduate navigator training in 1999 and was a KC-135 instructor/evaluator navigator for over 19 years. Colonel Matherne served in various assignments at the squadron, group, wing, sister-service, major command, and joint command levels and has participated in several contingency operations to include Operations NORTHERN WATCH, JOINT FORGE, ENDURING FREEDOM, UNIFIED ASSISTANCE, IRAQI FREEDOM, ODYSSEY DAWN, and UNIFIED PROTECTOR. He retired from active duty after serving over 22 years of service. Colonel Matherne is married to the former Jennifer Machen of Burke, VA, and they have one daughter, Noelle.
Master Sergeant (Ret) John L. Christian
Master Sergeant (Ret) John L. Christian is the Aerospace Science Instructor (ASI) for the Texas 935th Air Force Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (AFJROTC), Connally HighSchool, Waco Texas. Sergeant Christian serves as a classroom instructor, logistics manager and specials team coach for the AFJROTC Program. Sergeant Christian enlisted in the Air Force in1989. During his career he served as an Air Transportation specialist, Computer manager, Instructor, Rigger, non-commissioned officer in charge, and squadron finance manager and unit deployment manger in various units and organizations in support of mission support, logistics and operational missions at the squadron, group and wing level. Sergeant Christian retired from active duty 1 June 2013 after 24 years of service. Sergeant Christian is married to former Carolyn Huff of College Station, TX. They have two daughters, Erin and Holly