UAA alum Jeff Roach promoted to rank of colonel in Alaska Army National Guard
by Michelle Saport |
Jeff Roach, A.A.S. Agriculture '84, was promoted to the rank of colonel in the Alaska Army National Guard during a ceremony in Fairbanks on Oct. 25. Col. Roach currently commands the 38th Troop Command, a brigade-size unit with more than 1,000 troops stationed around Alaska. During his 32-year career as an Army aviator, Roach has flown the UH-1H/V Huey, OH-58A/C Kiowa and the UH-60A/L Blackhawk helicopters. His deployments include a tour in Europe in support of Operation Joint Guard, a tour in Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom and a tour in Kosovo in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He is a recent graduate of the U.S. Air Force Air War College, where he earned a master's of strategic studies degree. For more about Roach, check out his "I Am UAA" profile.