Our Staff

The cadre at Detachment 365 prides itself on teamwork, expertise in our fields, and dedication to the Air Force ROTC mission—to produce superior Air Force officers and better citizens for America.

We offer the students a broad spectrum of military experiences, career backgrounds and accomplishments. We invite you to contact any of the following cadre members for your comments, questions and/or concerns. 

Detachment Commander
AS300 Instructor
Lieutenant Colonel J. Marshall Preston is the Commander, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 365 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. He is Detachment 365's Professor of Aerospace Studies, and a Visiting Professor at MIT. The Cadet Wing is comprised of over 80 cadets from MIT, Harvard and Tufts Universities and Wellesley College.  Prior to this assignment… Read More
Operations Officer
AS400 Instructor
Major Jason Heller is the Education Officer, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 365, based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is responsible for all Professional Military Training for the 120-person cadet wing that has students across four universities.  Maj Heller entered the Air Force in 2006 as a graduate of the Air Force ROTC program… Read More
Recruiting Officer
AS100 & AS200 Instructor
Captain Madelaine Sawyer is the Education Officer, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 365, based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Capt Sawyer entered Air Force Officer Training School at Maxwell AFB, Ala. and was commissioned in May 2014. She has extensive experience in ICBM operations and has served as a Minuteman III deputy, crew… Read More
NCOIC
Master Sergeant Alisia Nicole Julius is the unit NCOIC of Personnel, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Detachment 365, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. She entered the Air Force in February 2008 were she attended Basic Military Training, then Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi to attend Personnel Technical School. After graduating from Technical School in June of… Read More