Lt Col Matthew Campise

Detachment Commander & AS400 Instructor
Lt Col Matthew Campise posing in front of green background and U.S. flag.

Lieutenant Colonel Matthew S. Campise is Commander of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 835, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas. As such, he chairs the Aerospace Studies Department for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and is responsible for preparing more than 100 cadets across 11 universities to commission as the next generation of United States Air Force Officers.

Lt Col Campise received his commission from the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Baylor University in 2006. Upon entry to active duty, he attended Undergraduate Navigator Training and Electronic Warfare Training at Randolph Air Force Base. After receiving his aeronautical rating in 2008 he graduated from the B-52 Flying Training Course as a Distinguished Graduate. His first operational assignment was to the 20th Bomb Squadron where he served as a Standardization and Evaluation Liaison Officer and deployed to United States Pacific Command in support of nuclear deterrence operations. In 2011 he was assigned to the 712th Air Support Operations Squadron as the Chief of Weapons and Tactics, Assistant Director of Operations and deployed as the Senior Air Director for Operation Enduring Freedom. In 2014 he was assigned to the 23d Bomb Squadron as Assistant Director of Operations, B-52 Instructor Electronic Warfare Officer and deployed to United States Central Command as a Joint Fires Officer. Upon re-deployment he was appointed Executive Officer to the Commander 5th Bomb Wing and later as an Inspector General Team Chief. Following that assignment, he served as the Director of Operations to the 7th Air Support Operations Squadron where he oversaw the preparation and deployment of Tactical Air Control Party members in support of three separate combat operations. Most recently he served as Commander to the 19th Air Support Operations Squadron and deployed more than 40 Special Warfare Airmen to support multiple contingency operations.

2006 Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations, Baylor University, Waco, TX
2007 Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell AFB, AL
2011 Masters of Aeronautical Science, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL
2012 Air Support Operations Center Qualification Course, Nellis AFB, NV
2013 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL
2017 Inspector General Training Course, Kirtland AFB, NM
2018 Electronic Warfare Coordinators Course, Pensacola NAS, FL
2018 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL
2019 Joint Air Operations Planning Course, Maxwell AFB, AL
2021 Leadership Development Course for Squadron Command, Maxwell AFB, AL
1. Oct 2006 - Dec 2007, Student Navigator, 562d Flying Training Squadron, Randolph AFB, TX
2. Jan 2008 - May 2008, Student Electronic Warfare Officer, 563d Flying Training Squadron, Randolph AFB, TX
3. Jun 2008 - Feb 2009, Student B-52 Electronic Warfare Officer, 11th Bomb Squadron, Barksdale AFB, LA
4. Mar 2009 - Feb 2011, B-52 Electronic Warfare Officer/Standardization and Evaluation Liaison Officer/Ground Safety Officer, 20th Bomb Squadron, Barksdale AFB, LA
5. Mar 2011 - May 2014, Chief of Weapons and Tactics/Flight Commander/Assistant Director of Operations, 712th Air Support Operations Squadron, Fort Hood AIN, TX
6. Jun 2014 - May 2018, Assistant Director of Operations, Instructor Electronic Warfare Officer, Wing Executive Officer, Wing Inspector General Team Chief, 5th Bomb Wing, Minot AFB, ND
7. Jun 2018 - Jun 2021, Director of Operations 7th Air Support Operations Squadron, Fort Bliss AIN, TX
8. Jun 2021 - Jun 2023, Commander, 19th Air Support Operations Squadron, Fort Campbell AIN, KY
9. Jun 2023 - Present, Commander, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 835, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

FLIGHT INFORMATION Rating: Combat Systems Officer
Flight Hours: 793
Aircraft Flown: T-43, T-1, B-52

Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Meritorious Unit Award
AF Outstanding Unit Award
Combat Readiness Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with 'N' Device
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon
AF Longevity Service
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
AF Training Ribbon
NATO Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION Second Lieutenant October 17, 2006
First Lieutenant October 17, 2008
Captain October 17, 2010
Major November 1, 2016
Lieutenant Colonel June 1, 2021