Phone: 602-467-6952


Degrees and Certifications:

MS - Organizational Leadership, Ken Blanchard's School of Business, Grand Canyon University (Summa Cum Laude) BS - Occupational Education/Theology, Wayland Baptist University (Summa Cum Laude) Commissioning Source-Air Force Officer Training School (OTS) Maxwell AFB AS-Aircraft Armament Systems Technology, Community College of the Air Force Acquisition Program Management Lvl I and Lifecyle Logistics Lvl II, Defense Acquisition University South/Central Asia Orientation, USAF Special Operations School Combat Wing Maintenance Officer Academy, HQ Air Combat Command Leadership - Squadron Officer School (in residence), Air University Air and Space Military Doctrine Course, Air University Non Commissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB

Vaughan Whited

Before entering the Air Force in 1985, I grew up in a small country town in central Ohio. Since then, I have lived in numerous states and countries. My career started as an E-1 (Airmen Basic) working on fighter aircraft and progressed through multiple positions.  Later, I was commissioned as an Officer (2nd Lt) which ultimately culminated in 25 years of service to our country.  My specialties are in team leadership, logistics, operations/program management, and aircraft maintenance on multiple airframes.  
After retirement, I was selected for a position in the corporate sector as the Military Regional Customer Director (aircraft engine specific tooling) for Rhinestahl Corporation, holding responsibility for all Department of Defense accounts in the U.S. which operated, maintained, and/or rebuilt General Electric aircraft engines. 
After a couple of successful years at Rhinestahl, I decided to look for a position where I could use my experiences to help better other peoples' lives.  The decision brought me to this opportunity in AFJROTC.  I have found in the past 10 years at Deer Valley High School that connecting with our youth and helping them focus on their futures has been much more rewarding than chasing the corporate ladder.  I am quite appreciative of the opportunity to lead such a fine group of young cadets and, hopefully, in some small way improve their ability to excel as they enter their next chapter of life.