Capt David Araujo

  • Education Officer
  • Assistant Professor Aerospace Studies

Captain Araujo enlisted in the United States Air Force in 2013 and served as a Cyber Surety Technician upon graduation of initial skills training. He served as a Base Honor Guardsman and deployed in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM while assigned to the 96th Test Wing, Eglin AFB, FL. While enlisted, he was selected to serve as an Information Systems Security Officer for the 53d Fighter Wing in a Green Door assignment capacity. He attended Officer Training School in 2019. Following his graduation from Undergraduate Cyber Training at Keesler AFB, MS, he began his Cyber Warfare Officer career in the 354th Communications Squadron, Eielson AFB, AK. He has served in multiple capacities within the 354th Communications Squadron including as the Officer-in-Charge of the Technical Control Facility, Officer-in-Charge of Network Control Center, and Special Projects Officer-in-Charge. He has deployed as a Cyberspace Planner in support of a Joint Task Force while under the 354th Fighter Wing.


2017 Airman Leadership School, Eglin AFB, FL (Distinguished Graduate)

2018 Associate of Applied Science, Information Systems Technology, Community College of the Air Force

2017 Certified Information System Security Professional, ISC2

2019 Bachelor of Science, Information Systems Security, American Military University

2019 Information Systems Security Manager Certification, ISC2

2019 Certified Authorization Professional, ISC2

2019 Officer Training School, Maxwell AFB, AL

2020 Undergraduate Cyber Training, Keesler AFB, MS

2022 Masters of Business Administration in Information Technology Management, Western Governors University



  1. July 2013 – April 2018, NCOIC, Wing Cybersecurity Office, 96th Test Wing, Eglin AFB, FL
  2. April 2018 – October 2019, Mission Support Cybersecurity Technician, 53d Fighter Wing, Eglin AFB, FL
  3. January 2021 – January 2022, Officer-in-Charge of Technical Control Facility, 354th Communications Squadron, Eielson AFB, AK
  4. January 2022 – January 2023, Officer-in-Charge of Network Control Center, 354th Communications Squadron, Eielson AFB, AK
  5. January 2023 – Present - January 2021 – January 2022, Special Projects Officer-in-Charge, 354th Communications Squadron, Eielson AFB, AK


Joint Service Commendation Medal

Air Force Commendation Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters Air Force Achievement Medal with 1 oak leaf cluster


Airman Basic February 26, 2013

Airman First Class April 26, 2013

Senior Airman February 26, 2015

Staff Sergeant April 1, 2017

Second Lieutenant December 13, 2019

First Lieutenant December 13, 2021

Captain 2023

(Current as of January 2024)

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