Our Cadre

Lieutenant Colonel Holly E.A. Hermes

Lieutenant Holly Hermes
Lieutenant Colonel Hermes is currently the Recruiting Flight Commander, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 009, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. She also serves as a member of the Yale faculty as the lecturer of Aerospace Studies.

Lieutenant Colonel Hermes is a Force Management Officer with over 19 years of military service.  She entered the Air Force in 1999 through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corp at the University of Notre Dame. She served more than six years on active duty as a Personnel Officer before transferring to the Air Force Reserve to serve as an Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA).

Lieutenant Colonel Hermes began her career as a Personnel Officer in the 58th Special Operations Wing’s Maintenance Squadron. She spent a year in Honduras commanding the Mission Support Flight as well as managing international postal operations for the region. As an IMA she has served on headquarters level staff at Air Combat Command, Air Force Materiel Command, and Pacific Air Forces.

Captain Estelle Baik

Captain Estelle BaikCaptain Baik is currently the Operations Flight Commander, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 009, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. She also serves as a member of the Yale faculty as the lecturer of Aerospace Studies.

Captain Baik graduated from Boston College with B.A. in Slavic Studies in 2012. She received her commission in 2012 through the AFROTC at Boston University, Boston MA. In 2018, she finished her Masters of Science in Technology Management (Cybersecurity) from Columbia University, New York, New York.

She served in the Analysis and Production Lead for the Cyber National Mission Force, headquartered in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. The Cyber National Mission Force plans, directs and synchronize full spectrum cyberspace operations to deter, disrupt, and if necessary, defeat adversary cyber actions in order to Defend the Nation. 

Also, she was the Chief of Fusion Analysis Cell and Mission Operation Commander (MOC) Instructor and Evaluator with 1,300 mission hours at Distributed Ground System 3 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea.

Staff Sergeant Patricia Lozano

Staff Sergeant Patricia Lozano

Staff Sergeant Patricia Lozano is currently the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of Administration, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 009, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.

Sergeant Lozano oversees all administrative processes in support for assigned cadre, and cadets to Detachment 009.  She is responsible for oversight of all cadet pay actions to include tuition, fees, subsistence and textbook funds.  She also oversees all cadet life-cycle admin actions to include medical, physical, enlistments, categorization and commissioning.  During her career sergeant Lozano has served as Administrative support and was last deployed to the Dominican Republic in support of Exercise NEW HORIZONS.