Captain Avril SammisCaptain Avril M. Sammis is the Recruiting Officer for Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 028 at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona.

Capt. Sammis enlisted in the Air Force in June 2005, working as a services apprentice, protocol specialist and recruiter before commissioning through Officer Training School in March 2016. After completing training at Vandenberg SFB, California, as a missileer, she served in a variety of positions in the 490th Missile Squadron, including mission lead crew commander, assistant flight commander, instructor and evaluator. Prior to her current position, she was a flight commander in the 490th Missile Squadron, Malmstrom AFB, Montana.

  • 2008 - Airman Leadership School, Peterson SFB, Colo.
  • 2008 - Bachelor of Science, Organizational and Project Management, Colorado Christian University, Lakewood, Colo.
  • 2018 - Master of Business Administration, Business Management, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Ariz.
  • 2021 - Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
  • June 2005-August 2005, Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
  • August 2005-October 2005, Student, Air Force Services Course, Lackland AFB, Texas
  • October 2005-March 2007, Fitness Center Apprentice, 21st Services Squadron, Peterson Space Force Base, Colo.
  • March 2007-August 2009, Protocol Specialist, 21st Space Wing, Peterson SFB, Colo.
  • January 2008-May 2008, Protocol Specialist, 386th Air Expeditionary Wing, Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait
  • August 2009-October 2012, Enlisted and Officer Accessions Recruiter, 369th Recruiting Squadron, Encino, Calif.
  • October 2012-December 2015, Military Entrance Processing Station Liaison Supervisor, 344th Recruiting Squadron, Dallas, Texas
  • January 2016-March 2016, Officer Training School, Maxwell, AFB, Ala.
  • April 2016-October 2016, Student, Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Initial Qualification Training, 532nd Training Squadron, Vandenberg SFB, Calif.
  • October 2016-April 2021, Deputy Missile Combat Crew Commander, Missile Combat Crew Commander, Assistant Flight Commander, Instructor, Evaluator, Flight Commander, 490th Missile Squadron, Malmstrom AFB, Mont.
  • April 2021-July 2022, Deputy Director of Inspections, 341 Missile Wing Inspector General, Malmstrom AFB, Mont.
  • July 2022-Present, Recruiting Officer, Air Force ROTC Detachment 028, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, Ariz.
  • Air and Space Commendation Medal with five oak leaf clusters
  • Air and Space Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
  • Combat Readiness Medal with one oak leaf cluster
  • Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with ”N” device
  • Airman First Class - June 21, 2005
  • Senior Airman - April 21, 2007
  • Staff Sergeant - June 1, 2009
  • Technical Sergeant - June 1, 2013
  • Second Lieutenant - March 11, 2016
  • First Lieutenant - March 11, 2018
  • Captain - March 11, 2020

(Current as of July 2022)