Support Division

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Colonel Richard A. Deemer Jr.

Colonel Richard A. Deemer Jr., is the Individual Mobilization Augmentee. He is responsible for leading the support division within PACE; as well as collaborating and coordinating Air Force institution-wide professionalism strategy, standardizing and synchronizing professionalism courses to all Airmen, officer, enlisted and civilian personnel. Col. Deemer grew up in Iowa and was commissioned into the Air Force after graduating from the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1989. He is an instructor/evaluator navigator and has more than 5,500 hours in air refueling, air control, airlift, airland and airdrop missions, including more than 90 combat support sorties and 220 combat sorties. Col. Deemer joined the PACE team in July 2017. 

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Patrick A. Penland
Patrick A. Penland is a Program Analyst and member of the Director’s Action Group. He serves as a command headquarters level senior program analyst, applying Air Force military rated aviator experience to plan, organize and determine necessary policies, instructions, directives, programs, doctrine and procedures to establish and maintain assigned programs from PACE, Air Education and Training Command and headquarters Air Force. Mr. Penland retired from Air Force active duty after serving more than 24 years as an officer and pilot. He began his career as a Reserve Officer Training Corps graduate from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and entered active duty in Strategic Air Command, performing duties on nuclear alert in both tankers and bombers. Mr. Penland is one of the original founding members of PACE when it first started out in July 2014 as AETC/A9. 
Operations Division
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Colonel Richard Tatem

Colonel Richard Tatem currently serves as the Reserve Advisor to the PACE Director. Col. Tatem advises the director on PACE’s mission as a Total Force professionalism enhancing organization. Additionally, he presents the Enhancing Human Capital course. Prior to this assignment, Col. Tatem was Deputy Division Chief and Chief, RPA Programs and Requirements for Remotely Piloted Aircraft, Global Vigilance Division, Directorate of Plans and Programs, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command. Col. Tatem is a Distinguished Graduate (summa cum laude), U.S. Air Force Academy class of 1988. Following graduation, he received the Gerhardt Scholarship, a two year study program in Paris, France, to include a summer internship in the Political Military Affairs office, U.S. Embassy.. On active duty, Col. Tatem performed duties such as a KC-135 pilot, command post controller, protocol officer, a TG-7A Instructor Pilot and Flight Examiner, Operations Group Executive officer, and a USAFA Instructor of French. Col. Tatem transferred to the Air Force Reserves in 2001 where he has performed duties in a number of major command and staff levels. He has served as a USAFA Assistant Professor and Admissions Liaison officer, and as an MQ-9 pilot. Col. Tatem joined the PACE team in May 2015. 

  Lieutenant Colonel Matthew R. Basler

Lt. Col. Matthew R. Basler is a Senior Professionalism Instructor and Leadership Advisor for PACE. He was commissioned in 1998, through Officer Training School and earned his wings at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. He is a senior pilot with more than 2,300 hours in numerous aircraft, mostly in the A-10A, including more than 276 combat hours flown in support of Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and INHERENT RESOLVE. In addition to his flying assignments, he served as an assistant professor of history at the U.S. Air Force Academy, teaching numerous core and upper-division courses during his tenure. Lt. Col. Basler joined the PACE team in February 2017.

  Lieutenant Colonel Regan J. Patrick

Lt. Col. Regan J. Patrick is a Senior Professionalism Instructor and Leadership Advisor for PACE. He was commissioned in 1991, through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program at San Diego State University and earned his wings at Ft Rucker, Alabama. He deployed in support of Operations DESERT STORM, SOUTHERN WATCH, ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM, Joint Task Force-KATRINA and RITA, and has held numerous command positions. Lt. Col. Patrick joined the PACE team in December 2016.

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Chief Master Sergeant Keith Castille

Chief Master Sergeant Keith Castille is the Operations Superintendent for the Profession of Arms Center of Excellence, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. He aids in the development, coordination and execution of Air Force-wide professionalism efforts through the Air Force's Professionalism Strategic Roadmap and Enhancing Human Capital initiative; and facilitates professional development and leadership courses around the world. Chief Castille is also the strategic advisor to the PACE director on Airmen's Week, First Term Airmen's Center, CLC, Military Training Instructor and Leader training and the overall continuum of learning across the enlisted force. He joined the Air Force in November 1995, and following Basic Military Training, attended the Armament Systems Apprentice technical training at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. He then reported to his first duty station at Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina. Chief Castille has more than 10,000 curriculum teaching hours as a Weapons Maintenance Instructor, Professional Military Education Instructor, and PACE Master Instructor. He joined the PACE team in December 2017. 

 Development & Curriculum Division
Kathryn Burk

Kathryn Burk is the Curriculum Division chief. She entered civil service in 1991, as a Palace Acquire Intern. She has served in a number of positions to include technical training instructor, Advanced Distributed Learning consultant, instructional systems specialist, and Chief of the Future Learning division at headquarters Air Education and Training Command. She also spent three years as an Air Staff Program Element Monitor. Ms. Burk managed three education programs in excess of $600M. She was instrumental in standing up the first Air Force learning management system while she was stationed at Maxwell Air Force Base, Gunter Annex, Alabama. During her time as a federal employee Ms. Burk also worked for the Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Prisons as an instructional designer; and as a contractor in Puerto Rico designing training for federal employees. Ms. Burk is one of the original founding members of PACE when it first started out in July 2014 as AETC/A9.

Lieutenant Colonel Trevor Rosenberg 

Lt. Col. Trevor Rosenberg is the Educator & Leadership Advisor PACE. He entered the Air Force in 1993, as a graduate of the Brigham Young University Reserve Officer Training Corps program. He has served in various intelligence operations assignments from unit level to Headquarters U.S. Air Force and the Joint Staff. He commanded the 32nd Intelligence Squadron at Ft. Meade, Maryland; and has deployed to Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan multiple times, to include as the J2, Director of Intelligence, Combined Joint Special Operations Air Component. Lt. Col. Rosenberg served in numerous international and political-military affairs roles, including Foreign Service exchange officer at the Tokyo Embassy, on the Joint Staff J5 Strategic Plans & Policy Directorate, and as an Afghanistan-Pakistan Hand at the Ministry of Interior, fostering enduring relationships with senior government officials and the people of Afghanistan. Lt. Col. Rosenberg joined the PACE team in May 2017.