Faculty - Kirkland AFB
Mr. Harold J. "Skip" Camacho

Mr. Camacho is Chief of the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center's Nuclear Education Branch and Director for the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center Nuclear College. He received his Bachelors of Arts in History from San Diego State University and his Masters of Arts in Public Administration from the University of Northern Colorado. During his 27 years of active duty he served in various nuclear related positions ranging from Minuteman Missile Combat Crew Member, Wing Senior Instructor and Senior Standardization/Evaluation Missile Combat Crew Commander, to Staff Officer assignments at HQ Strategic Air Command (SAC), USSTRATCOM J-3 and HQ USAF, ICBM planning officer on the Joint Strategic Targeting Planning Staff, Squadron Operations Officer, Wing Chief of Training, MMII ICBM Squadron Commander, and Chief of the Nuclear, Space and Weapons Safety Division in the Office of the Air Force Chief of Safety (AF/SE) and at the Air Force Safety Center (AFSC) where he chaired the Air Force Non-nuclear Munitions Safety Board and the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Systems Safety Group (NWSSG). Mr. Camacho retired at the rank of Colonel from the Air Force in February 2000 and entered government service as a DAF civilian with the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center. As a DAF civilian, Mr. Camacho has served as the Program Manager for the Air Force Nuclear Certification Program and was responsible for authoring AFI 63-125 and the development of USAF mandated courses to educate USAF personnel on the Air Force Nuclear Certification Process. He led the AFNWC effort to develop the Air Force Nuclear Fundamentals Course (now Nuclear 200/Nuclear Fundamentals Course) and was a member of the Joint AETC/AU/HAF/AFNWC team charged with developing the Nuclear 300 and Nuclear 400 courses.

Mr. Michael Zink

Mr. Zink is an ordnance equipment specialist currently assigned to the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center's Nuclear Education Branch. He is Course Manager and primary instructor for the Air Force Nuclear Certification Process Course and Air Force Nuclear Certified Equipment Users Course. In addition, Mr. Zink supports the Nuclear Professional Continuing Education effort as a primary instructor for the Nuclear 200, Air Force Nuclear Fundamentals Course, and the Air Force Nuclear Management Executive Seminar. Mike retired from the United States Air Force after 24 years as an Aircraft Armament Systems Technician. He has experience on the B-1B, B-52H, F-15E, and F-16 aircraft. Selected assignments include: Suspension Equipment Technician, 8 EMS, Kunsan AB, Korea; Weapons Release System Team Chief, 96 MMS, Dyess AFB, TX; Chief Weapons Expeditor, 494 FS, Lakenheath AB, England; Armament Flight Chief, 4 EMS, Seymour Johnson AFB, NC; and Nuclear Support Equipment Program Superintendent, AF Safety Center, Kirtland AFB, NM.

Mr. Ernesto Hernandez

Mr. Hernandez is a retired Air Force Master Sergeant with 22 years active duty as a Nuclear Weapons Technician. His assignments include Fairchild AFB, WA as a team member on the Short Range Attack Missile and the Air Launched Cruise Missile , Incirlik AB, TU as Team Chief, Ramstein AB, GE as a Production Supervisor, and Kirtland AFB, NM, as a Depot Superintendent assigned to the Kirtland Underground Munitions and Maintenance Storage Complex. His final active duty assignment was as an instructor with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Defense Nuclear Weapons School. Mr. Hernandez also served as an Air Force recruiter in Cincinnati, Ohio for three years. He earned an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Munitions System Technology from the Community College of the Air Force and is currently pursuing a Bachelors of Arts in Adult Workforce Education through Southern Illinois University.

Mr. Ian Kurtz

Ian Kurtz is a retired USAF Officer with experience in a variety of assignments including fighter, reconnaissance and command and control aircraft, and conventional and nuclear munitions maintenance. A native of California, Mr. Kurtz spent 12 years as a crew chief assigned to the F-15 and RF-4C aircraft. After receiving a commission in 1999, he completed tours at Malmstrom AFB, Montana and Kadena AB, Japan before finishing his career with the 898th Munitions Squadron here at Kirtland. Prior to his assignment with the 898th, Mr. Kurtz spent three years as a Test Director with the Air Force Operational Test & Evaluation Center managing chemical-biological detection programs. He also served three years as a Military Training Instructor at Lackland AFB, Texas and one year in the Illinois Army National Guard. Mr. Kurtz earned an MS from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2006 and is a graduate of Air University's Squadron Officer School in-residence course. Mr. Kurtz currently serves as the Nuclear 300 on-site course coordinator and Subject Matter Expert instructor for the Nuclear 200/300 courses and Nuclear Certification Process Course. Ian joined the Nuclear Education Branch in August 2010.

Mr. Bronis "BJ" Voveris

Mr. Voveris is a course instructor for the Air Force Nuclear 200 Nuclear Fundamentals Course, and Air Force Nuclear 300 Advanced Nuclear Concepts Course. He received his Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice from Kings College Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania, and a Masters of Arts in Political Science from The University of South Dakota. He served 17 of his 25 years active duty service in various nuclear security related duties in the U.S. and overseas. He served as a Flight Security Officer in the missile field, Installation Shift Commander, Nuclear Convoy Commander, Operations Officer, Squadron Commander, MAJCOM Staff Officer, and Inspector General Team Member, retiring from the Air Force at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. While on active duty,, he completed Squadron Officer School by correspondence and in-residence; Air Command and Staff College by correspondence; Air War College in-residence.