Major Dale Lightfoot
Maj Lightfoot is from Iowa and retired from the US Air Force in 2012 and is currently the SASI, Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, Springfield High School, Springfield, TN. In this role, he leads unit operations and evaluates cadet performance in both academics and leadership for 173 cadets from 5 high schools in Robertson County. Major Lightfoot instructs the Aerospace Science (AS100) and Leadership Education (LE100) courses for 1st year cadets, primarily freshmen, but can be any brand new cadet enrolling in AFJROTC. He also leads the Raider PT Team through after school workouts and local competitions.
Maj Lightfoot is a 2000 graduate of Angelo State University and earned his military commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps. He’s completed graduated degrees in Adult and Higher Education at Auburn University. During his 21 years in the USAF, he served as a: Security Policeman, US Customs Agent, Military Training Leader, and a Force Support Officer, deploying multiple times in Support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
Dale is a very proud father to 2 children, his daughter Kaitlyn Overstreet and son Jason Lightfoot. Both of his kids have completed dozens of 5k’s, 10k’s and half-marathons with him across Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Kentucky, Nevada, and Tennessee.
Chief Master Sergeant Robert Nation
Chief Nation is from Iowa and retired from the US Air Force in 2020. He is a 1990 graduate of Upper Iowa University where he played basketball and earned a B.S. in Physical Education/Recreation prior to joining the Air Force. During his 30-year career, Chief Nation served as a: Fitness and Recreation Specialist, Flight Attendant, Protocol Officer, Chief, E-4B Special Missions, Flight Chief for Air Force One, Chief, Presidential Flight Attendant and Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization Program Manager.
Rob is married with 3 children and is excited to continue to serve his nation and community as an ASI. Chief Nation instructs the Aerospace Science (AS200/220) and Leadership Education (LE200) courses for 2nd year cadets, primarily sophomores, but can be any previously AS100 enrolled/completed cadet. He also leads the Drill and Color Guard Teams through after school workouts and local competitions.
Master Sergeant Douglas Holland
Sergeant Holland is a military brat but grew up primarily in Florida, retiring from the US Air Force in 2002. He opened the doors to AFJROTC at Springfield High School in 2002 and has impacted countless lives in his time as an ASI. During his 22-year active-duty career, Sergeant Holland served as a: Communications Specialist, a Recruiter and an Air Force representative at the US Embassy in Mexico.
Douglas is married with 2 children; his wife is also an active member in the Tennessee Air National Guard. Sgt Holland instructs the Aerospace Science (AS300/400) and Leadership Education (LE300/400) courses for 3rd and 4th year cadets, primarily juniors and seniors. He also leads the Marksmanship and Joint Leadership Academic Teams through local and national competitions.