Captain Isaac E. Castillo is the Recruiting Officer at Detachment 505, New Mexico State University (NMSU). His duties include recruiting, training, and counseling current cadets in the Las Cruces and Texas areas. Additionally, he is the Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies for all AS300 cadets.
Capt Castillo graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a bachelor’s degree in Biology in May 2011. After teaching high school science in the San Antonio area he earned his commission in the Air Force in June 2016. Prior to his duties at NMSU, Captain Castillo was the Global Positioning System (GPS) Crew Commander for the 2d Space Operations Squadron (2SOPS), 50th Operations Group, 50th Space Wing, Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado.
After completing Officer Undergraduate Space training in Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, Capt Castillo was assigned to 2SOPS as a Payload Systems Operator where he generated and monitored the health and integrity of the GPS navigation signal provided to over 4 billion civilian and military users worldwide. He was then upgraded to the position of Mission Analyst in the GPS Warfighter Collaboration Cell and created and distributed over 10,000 mission planning products to Combatant Commands and National Agencies around the world. Lastly, the captain assumed the position of GPS Crew Commander where he oversaw the operations, maintenance, and modernization of the 36 satellite GPS constellation worth over $200 million. He also directed the first ever solo commands of the new generation GPS block III satellites and presided over the first ever GPS systems cyber intrusion test