Captain Nathanael C. Farrington
Captain Nathanael C. Farrington is the Recruiting/ Education Flight Commander and Associate Professor of Aerospace Studies (APAS) at Detachment 595. As the Detachment Recruiting/ Education Flight Commander, Capt Farrington is responsible for the construction, management, and execution of all unit recruiting efforts. He also oversees standardization and evaluation of AFROTC curriculum within the Detachment. As APAS, Capt Farrington instructs Foundations of the Air Force for approximately 45 freshmen and AF Leadership for approximately 20 juniors.
Capt Farrington enlisted in 1999, completed his Bachelor’s degree in Natural Science and Mathematics in 2010, and was a Distinguished Graduate when he commissioned through Officer Training School (OTS) in 2011. Capt Farrington has been in the Weather career field his entire career, spending 8 years as conventional Meteorological and Oceanographic (METOC) support to Special Operations Forces. His forecasting assignments include the 21st Operational Weather Squadron at Sembach AB, Germany, HQ Air Force Weather Agency at Offutt AFB, Nebraska, the 23rd Weather Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Florida, and the 612th Air Operations Center at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona. Capt Farrington has deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan and has forecasting experience at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels on every continent except Antarctica. Capt Farrington was selected by the Air Force Institute of Technology to complete his Master of Science degree which he earned in Atmospheric Sciences at North Carolina State University in 2015.
2000 AF Weather Apprentice Course
2001 AF Weather Journeyman Course
2003 AF Airman Leadership School, Distinguished Graduate
2003 AF Combat Weather Team Operations Course
2005 AF Staff Weather Officer Course, Honor Graduate
2006 Associate in Applied Science degree, Weather Technology, Community College of the Air Force
2007 AF Weather Craftsman Course
2010 Bachelor of Arts degree in Natural Science and Mathematics, Thomas Edison State College, Trenton, NJ
2011 Air University Officer Training School, Distinguished Graduate
2011 AF Weather Officer Course
2012 Air and Space Operations Center Course
2015 Master of Science degree, Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
1. June 2000 – September 2003, Contingency Operations Forecaster, 21st Operational Weather Squadron, Sembach AB, Germany.
2. September 2003 – July 2009, Shift Lead Weather Forecaster, Special Operations Forces Weather Operations Center, HQ Air Force Weather Agency, Offutt AFB, NE.
4. July 2009 – June 2011, Chief, Charlie Flight, 23d Weather Squadron, Hurlburt Field, FL.
5. June 2011 – July 2013, Chief, Weather Specialty Team, 612th Air Operations Center, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ.
6. July 2013 – May 2015, Graduate Student, Air Force Institute of Technology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.
7. May 2015 – Present, Operations Flight Commander, AFROTC Detachment 595, NC State University, Raleigh, NC.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Air Force Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with two oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
Airman Basic October 20, 1999
Airman First Class, November 3, 2000
Senior Airman, January 3, 2002
Staff Sergeant, June 1, 2003
Technical Sergeant, April 1, 2009
Second Lieutenant May 27, 2011
First Lieutenant May 27, 2013
Captain May 27, 2015
(Current as of July 2017)