Faculty

Jason Dean – Space Team Lead

Jason Dean has over 20 years of space experience focusing on Electronic Warfare, systems Acquisitions and Satellite Rendezvous and Proximity Operations.  Jason retired from the Air Force in June 2019 as the Strategy Division Branch Chief for the National Space Defense Center.  While there, he was the enlisted lead for space defense strategy development and recommendations to US Strategic Command.  Prior to that, Jason served as the Section Chief for Plans and Architecture at the 16th Space Control Squadron where he led a team responsible for acquiring Air Force Space Commands (AFSPC) newest Defensive Space Control systems. Jason also served as the Flight Chief of operations support for the 1st Space Operations Squadron where he helped lead an 8-man team responsible for the acquisition and operationalization of the Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program and the mission planning and orbital analysis for AFSPC’s sole space based SSA sensors (GSSAP, SBSS and ATRR).  Jason also served as the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of Operations Training for the Upgraded Early Warning Solid-State Phased Array Radar at the 12th Space Warning Squadron in Thule AB, Greenland and the NCOIC of the Advanced Capabilities Environment for the 25th Space Range Squadron responsible for Tactics and Technique development and training for tailored Electronic Warfare (EW) systems.  During this time, he deployed to Al Udeid, Qatar, and led strategy development for EW systems.  His earliest assignments include Operations Training NCO and Subject Matter Expert for the 4th Space Control Squadron developing operations and training for the Counter Communications Systems over 40 operators as well as a Data Systems Supervisor and line instructor for Space Based Infrared Systems (SBIRS) and the Defense Support Program’s (DSP) satellite constellations of space-based Missile Warning sensors.  Currently, Jason is the Space Team Lead for Integrity ISR and an Instructor at ISR University.  Jason is a graduate of the Advanced Orbital Mechanics, Advanced Space Situational Awareness and Space 200 courses from the National Security Space Institute, is Acquisitions certified from Defense Acquisition University and holds a degree in Space Operations Technology. He is a retired Air Force Master Sergeant.

Senior Instructors

Greg Gillinger

Greg Gillinger has over 26 years of ISR experience with a focus on the information (cyber) and space domains.  Greg’s last Air Force assignment was as the ISR Director for 14th AF (the Space NAF) as well as the Chief of the ISR Directorate in the Combined Space Operations Center.  While at Vandenberg he led the creation of the first ISR mission qualification training program.  Greg also served as the Vice Wing Commander of the 70th ISR Wing at Fort Meade MD, where he helped lead a 5,700 member organization to two consecutive Air Force Outstanding Unit awards.  Greg also was selected to serve in the National Security Council under President Obama.  There he advised and authored cyber, space and ISR policy recommendations and coordinated whole of government responses to international events such as the North Korean hacking of Sony Pictures and the Russian invasion of Eastern Ukraine.  He deployed to Al Udeid, Qatar, and led analytical efforts as the Deputy Chief of the ISR Division and coordinated the intelligence response to an Iranian attempt to shoot down a US unmanned aerial vehicle.  In addition to teaching at ISR University, Mr Gillinger is a program manager for AT&T and delivers connectivity solutions and intelligence professional services across the Air Force.  Greg holds of Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence from National Intelligence University, and a Master of Science in Telecommunications from the University of Colorado, Boulder.  He is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara where he majored in Political Science and History.  Greg is a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel.

Instructors

Jayci Cachuela

Jayci Cachuela has extensive ISR experience with a focus on UAV operations and the space domain. Jayci’s last military assignment was as the Chief of the Space Analysis Branch at the Combined Force Space Component Command (CFSCC) where she developed the first CFSCC/CJ2 training program.  While at Vandenberg, she also led the Analysis, Correlation, Fusion team at the Combined Space Operations Center providing adversary use of space updates to five combatant commands, the Combined Space Operations Center, CFSCC, and Coalition Space Operations Centers.  Jayci also served as the Assistant Director of Operations at the 94th Intelligence Squadron and was responsible for providing global threat warning to troops on the ground through the use of UAVs and manned reconnaissance flights.  Her earliest assignments include Flight Commander for the Standardization and Evaluation Team and Mission Operations Commander for both UAVs and manned aerial vehicle flights at the 13th Intelligence Squadron.  She has been deployed to Al Udeid as an Intelligence Engagement Officer.  While there, she stood up the first intelligence tactical coordinator program for partner nations.  Jayci has also been deployed to Mali, where she worked as a UN Military Intelligence Advisor for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali mentoring 21 partner nations to combat the very extremist organization situation in West Africa. Currently, Jayci is an Independent Consultant for Integrity ISR and Instructor at ISR University.  She holds a Master of Science in Intelligence Studies from the American Military University and is a graduate of the University of California at San Diego where she majored in Political Science/International Relations. Jayci is a former U.S. Air Force officer.

Bryan Card

Bryan Card, PMP, is assigned to the International Partnerships Branch of the United States Space Force.  Recently, Bryan served as the Assistant Director of Operations at the 533 Training Squadron, where he helped lead the transformation of Undergraduate Space Training by instilling warfighting context and culture into the course.  Bryan also served as the chief of weapons and tactics for the 710th Combat Operations Squadron, where he was responsible for training and tactics development for the 110-member operational command and control squadron.  Prior to joining the Air Force Reserves, Bryan spent five years in the US Army, serving as an air defense officer and infantryman.  Bryan has been deployed to the Combined Air Operations Center in Al Udeid, where he served as a nonkinetic duty officer, integrating air, space, and cyber capabilities into joint operations against ISIS.  He also deployed to Afghanistan in 2005 as part of Task Force Bayonet.  In addition to being adjunct faculty at ISR University, Bryan is contract support to Air Combat Command’s Weapons and Tactics Branch.  Bryan is a graduate of the US Air Force Weapons School and the Joint Interface Control Officer Course.  He holds a Master of Science in Intelligence and National Security Studies from the University of Texas at El Paso and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Stanford University. Bryan is a reserve officer in the U.S. Air Force.

Loretta Dean

Loretta Dean has more than 20 years of space experience in a wide range of specialties including satellite command and control, space instructional design and instruction, electronic warfare, space-based and ground-based missile warning, space domain awareness, operational command and control, and operational testing.  Loretta retired from the Air Force  as the Flight Chief of Current Operations, 50th Operation Support Squadron.  While there, she was responsible for managing 38 instructors conducting mission qualification training ensuring combat readiness for a 560-person crew force that operates more than 70 satellites at the 50th Space Wing. She was also a key member of the 50th Operations Group Space Mission Force Task Force, laying the foundation for the 50th Space Wing to become the first Air Force Space Command base fully implementing the Space Mission Force Concept and eventually the United States Space Force.  Prior to that, Loretta served as the Squadron Superintendent for the 3rd Space Experimentation Squadron where she helped lead the team to an unprecedented squadron split and combination with the 1st Space Operations Squadron. Loretta also served as the Non-commissioned Officer in Charge of the Combat Operations Division Space Cell, 609th Air and Space Operations Center, Al Udeid, Qatar. Over her military career, Loretta was also certified as a ground systems operator, Global Positioning System operator, Defense Support Program Operator, Technology for Autonomous Operational Survivability Operator, Space Based Space Surveillance Operator, and more. Currently, Loretta is a courseware developer at ISR University.  Loretta is a graduate of Space 300 and Space 200 courses from the National Security Space Institute, is an Air Force Certified Acquisition Professional of Test & Evaluation, Level 1 through the Defense Acquisition University, a Certified Air Education and Training Command Master Instructor and is a Community College of the Air Force Certified Occupational Instructor and a Professional Manager and holds degrees in Space Operations Technology, Instruction of Military Technology, and Business Administration, including a Master of Business Administration-Project Management and Master of Science in Human Performance Improvement. She is a retired U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant.

Mealinda Koory

Mealinda Koory has over 20 years of space experience focusing on Electronic Warfare, Missile Warning and Satellite Command and Control.  Mealinda currently serves as a Missile Warning/Missile Defense Watch Officer for the USSPACECOM Joint Operations Center. Prior to that, Mealinda served as the Superintendent of Cadet Development, Center for Character and Leadership Development, United States Air Force Academy. While there, Mealinda developed and delivered Cadet Curriculum designed to prepare Second Lieutenants for the warfighter future.  Mealinda has served as a Watch Officer for Defense Intelligence Agency Research and Development operations.  As part of this team, Mealinda tested and integrated new and current technologies in support of national defense.  Mealinda has served at Headquarters Air Force Space Command, preparing and briefing leaders of all branches on Current Operations.  In addition, Mealinda is a plankholder from the Space Based Infrared Systems (SBIRS) HEO stand-up team.  As part of the team tasked with initial operations for HEO, Mealinda was the Assistant Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of Mission Management Planning and Operations.  Here, she reviewed daily intelligence reports and planned accordingly.  Mealinda’s earliest assignment was as a Missile Warning Duty Officer and Subject Matter Expert at the Joint Space Operations Center, now known as the Combined Space Operations Center.  Currently, Mealinda is an Independent Consultant for Integrity ISR and Instructor at ISR University.  Mealinda is a graduate of the Space 100 and Space 200 courses from the National Security Space Institute.  Additionally, Mealinda holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Florida, and a Space Studies degree from Community College of the Air Force.  She previously studied Animal Science at Colorado State University and Interdisciplinary Studies at American Military University. She is a reserve U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant.

Ben Large

Ben Large has over 21 years of Air C2, Space and ISR experience.  He is a Combat-proven warfighter, and has served on operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, the South Atlantic, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean. An Air Battle Manager by background, he flew over 2500 hours on AWACS between 2004 and 2013 as a Weapons controller, Senior Director and Mission Crew Commander, instructor and evaluator. During this time, he was also a Qualified Multi-Engine Tactics Instructor (RAF Weapons School Graduate), specializing in Air C2 and ISR, and deployed as the RAF’s ISR and RPA specialist to CAOC CENTCOM.  In 2013 he undertook an assignment to HQ NATO Air Command as a NATO operational planner and Air C2 Systems expert; here he led a Crisis Action Team for the HQ in response to the Ukraine crises.  In 2015 Ben returned to the UK to assume the role of National Representative; he held Tactical Command of the UK’s air defense system, providing military advice to the highest levels of Government.  In 2016, he was appointed as an Exchange Officer with US Air and Space Forces at Vandenberg SFB, a position he held for 5 years. He was a Space operations strategist and planner, and the first UK Chief of Current Operations to serve at the Combined Space Operations Center.  Ben is an instructor and course developer with Integrity ISR, in addition to being an Air & Space C2 consultant and RAF Reservist. Ben is a graduate of Imperial College, London, where he studied Geology. Ben is a retired Royal Air Force Wing Commander (United Kingdom).

Robert Sullivan

Robert Sully” Sullivan is a seasoned Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance expert with a strong operations background. Throughout his U.S. Air Force career, Sully held critical positions building and training high performance intelligence teams supporting F-16, F-15E, MQ-1/9 and A-10 operations around the world. His career includes 10 combat related deployments as well as 4 humanitarian and disaster relief operations.  As the Intelligence Superintendent at Red Flag – Alaska, he over saw the development of training curriculum and execution of the intelligence training scenario for over 15 Large Force Exercises that included numerous international partners. He culminated his career in the USAF with the first integration of space-based capabilities into Red Flag – AK. Over the past 3 years, he has been an international intelligence instructor developing curriculum and teaching students from Mexico, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Cameroon, and Iraq. His most recent success has been developing and instructing for United States Space Force. There he taught adversary doctrine and intelligence integration for the new Officer and Enlisted Undergraduate Space Training. He is a retired U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant.

Todd Weyerstrass

Todd Weyerstrass has 30 years of service in intelligence, education, recruiting, and training.  His last assignment was as the Vice Commander, Second Air Force at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. While there he helped lead all operational aspects of Air Force Basic Military Training and technical training, instilling technical and warfighter skills in 150,000 graduates annually in more than 265 specialties, and managing all U.S. Air Force Airmen throughout the Joint Expeditionary Tasking/Individual Augmentee training pipelines at several Army training sites across the country.  His diverse career included three tours with operational and training flying units; staff roles at three unified combatant commands; and assignments as an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, the senior intelligence officer onboard the National Airborne Operations Center, commander of an Air Force recruiting squadron, Basic Military Training’s Deputy Commander, and two division chief positions at the Pentagon. Todd holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a master’s degree in public administration from Troy University, and he is a graduate of the Joint Forces Staff College. Todd is a retired U.S. Air Force officer.