Lieutenant Colonel Jeremiah O. Klomp assumed the duties of Commander, AFROTC Detachment 505, New Mexico State University (NMSU), in July 2015. Jeremy entered the Air Force in 1998 after earning his bachelor’s degree in Biology from the United States Air Force Academy. As Cadet Squadron Commander, Major Klomp led his squadron to attain Outstanding Squadron honors and was a Distinguished Graduate.
After initial training in the Space and Missile career field, Lt Col Klomp served as a Missile Combat Crewmember, instructor, evaluator, and flight commander at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. While there, he supervised the reconstruction of the first ever Missile Alert Facility to be destroyed by fire. He was named Flight Commander of the Year and received the Lance P. Sijan Award for leadership.
Lt Col Klomp was then selected as an Olmsted Scholar with assignment to study in Shanghai, China. After an Advanced Chinese language refresher course at the Defense Language Institute, Presidio of Monterey, California, Jeremy and his family spent two years studying in Shanghai, China, where he was the only foreign. He was then chosen to fill a selectively staffed position at the Air Force Communications Support Facility at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. From supervising a crew of 30+ operators to directing an engineering staff of 200+, Lt Col Klomp provided support to all uniformed services and many other government agencies.
Lt Col Klomp was then selected to attend the United States Air Force Air Command and Staff College where he served as a Flight Commander. While at the school, Lt Col Klomp was named the Air Liaison Officer (Air Attaché) to Taiwan.