Lt Col Sandra A. Bonney is the Commander of Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 835 at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. She leads the Aerospace Studies department for the College of Arts and Sciences, and supervises training for approximately 80 enrolled cadets from 7 universities.
Lt Col Sandra A. Bonney graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, and received her commission through Air Force OTS at Maxwell AFB, Ala., in 2000. She is a distinguished graduate of both E-3 Navigator Initial Qualification Training and E-3 Instructor Navigator Training. She performed deployed executive officer duties for the 363d Air Expeditionary Wing and the 363d Operations Group, and later served as Chief of Protocol, and then executive officer for the 552d Air Control Wing. She served as combat operations briefer to the Air Component Commander for U.S. Central Command, as the Command and Control Director of Operations for a bilateral exercise, and been actively involved in the Korean Theater and in six operations: Northern Edge, Noble Eagle, Eagle Assist, Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom, and Iraqi Freedom. She was also the 18th Wing Plans Office, for the largest combat wing in the U.S. Air Force at Kadena AB, Okinawa. As the Deputy Chief of Nuclear Programs and Requirements Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Lt Col Bonney formulated and coordinated Air Force Materiel Command’s (AFMC) nuclear plans, policies and strategies and advised the Director for Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration on MAJCOM-wide nuclear enterprise responsibilities. She next served on the Commanders Action Group for the Commander of AFMC and subsequently as the Executive Officer to AFMC’s Executive Director. After attending the Defense Intelligence Agency’s National Intelligence University at Bolling AFB, Washington D.C., Lt Col Bonney then served as an Assistant Director of Operations for the 965th Airborne Air Control Squadron before becoming Chief, Standardization & Evaluations, 552d Operations Group, Tinker AFB, Okla. Prior to her current assignment, Lt Col Bonney was the Commander, 964th Airborne Air Control Squadron, Tinker Air Force Base (AFB), Oklahoma, where she led worldwide employment of 300 United States and Canadian Forces personnel and 6 E-3 aircraft valued at $1.98 billion. Colonel Bonney supervised operations in support of combatant commander and Joint Chief of Staff exercise and contingency plans and oversaw all squadron readiness, training, tactics and scheduling functions.
1995 Bachelor of Science degree in Government, University of Texas, Austin, Texas
2003 Master of Science in Aerospace Administration, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, Okla.
2005 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2008 Joint Air Operations Planning Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2010 Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management, Distance Learning, Defense Acquisition University, Ohio
2012 Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence, National Intelligence University, Bolling AFB, Washington D.C.
1. May 2000 - March 2001, student, undergraduate navigator training, Randolph AFB, Texas
2. April 2001 - August 2001, navigator, E-3 Replacement Training Unit, Tinker AFB, Okla.
3. September 2001 - March 2006, operational navigator, 965th Airborne Air Control Squadron, Tinker AFB, Okla.
4. March 2006 – March 2009, operational navigator, 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan
5. March 2009 – March 2010, Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration Directorate, HQ AFMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
6. March – September 2010, Special Action Officer to the Commander, AFMC, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
7. September 2010 – July 2011, Executive Officer to the Executive Director, AFMC, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
8. August 2011 – September 2012, Student, National Intelligence University, Bolling AFB, Washington D.C.
9. October 2012 – March 2014, Assistant Director of Operations, 965th Airborne Air Control Squadron, Tinker AFB, Okla.
10. March 2014 – May 2015, Chief, Standardization & Evaluations, 552d Operations Group, Tinker AFB, Okla.
11. May 2015 – May 2016, Director of Operations, 552d Operational Support Squadron, Tinker AFB, Okla.
12. May 2016 – May 2018, Commander, 964th Airborne Air Control Squadron, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.
13. July 2018 – Present, Commander, AFROTC Detachment 835, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
Rating: Senior Navigator
Flight Hours: More than 2000
Aircraft: T-43 and E-3A/B/C/G AWACS
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters National Defense Service Medal
Air Medal Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Aerial Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with three oak leaf clusters Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
Combat Readiness Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 26, 2000
First Lieutenant May 26, 2002
Captain May 26, 2004
Major Dec 1, 2009
Lt Col May 1, 2015
(Current as of August 2018)