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Robert  J  Waltich
AFJROTC Instructor
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Chief Master Sgt. Bob Waltich has been the Aerospace Science Instructor at Hardee Senior High School since July 2009.  CMSgt Waltich teaches the Leadership education portion of the Air Force Junior ROTC curriculum.  He is also assists in the leadership and training of the unit’s Color Guard and Marksmanship teams.  Every year since arriving at Hardee High School CMSgt Waltich has been the captain of the HHS AFJROTC Relay for Life team.


CMSgt Waltich grew up in Pringle, PA.  He enlisted in the Air Force in February 1980 and served 29 years as airborne cryptologic linguist with over 3000 hours onboard the RC-135 Rivet Joint and Combat Sent platforms.  His duty assignments include 6988th Electronic Security Squadron, Royal Air Force Base in Mildenhall England, 6949th Electronic Security Squadron Offutt AFB NE, 97th Intelligence Squadron Offutt AFB NE, 12th Expeditionary Intelligence Squadron Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and 763rd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron Qatar.  During his time at Offutt CMSgt Waltich served as the Reserve Advisor to the Commander 97th intelligence Squadron and advised them on matters influencing the health, morale, welfare, training and effective utilization of assigned reservists