Major Matthew Haase

Captain Haase

Major Matthew Haase is the Operations Flight Commander in the Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps, Detachment 130, Howard University, Washington, D.C. He  is responsible for all facets of cadet training and discipline, including directing/supervising leadership laboratory, field training preparation, military discipline, and career guidance. He also teaches the AS300 course.

Major Haase recruits, trains, motivates and counsels highly-qualified young men and women as prospective Air Force officers.


Major Matthew Haase earned his commission in the Air Force in May 2014.  His background includes aiding in the standup of the Cyber National Mission Force and various Defensive Cyber Operation missions at Air Force and Intelligence Community locations. Throughout his career, he has filled a number of roles leading teams in Mission Planning, Project Management, Training, and Operations.  His assignments include bases in Texas, Florida, and Virginia.  He has also supported NATO partners overseas in Tallinn, Estonia.

Prior to his current assignment, he served as a Flight Commander in the Operations Support Squadron supporting the National Reconnaissance Office, Fort Belvoir Virginia.


2014 Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark.

2020 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

2022 Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Western Governors University




1. May 2014 - July 2015, Student, 333rd Training Squadron, Keesler AFB, Miss.

2. July 2015 - September 2015, Student, 39th Information Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.

3. October 2015 - June 2018, Officer-In-Charge, Mission Protection Squad, 836th Cyberspace Operations Squadron, Lackland AFB, Texas

4. July 2018 - June 2021, Flight Commander, Plans and Programs Flight, Operations Support Squadron, National Reconnaissance Office, Fort Belvoir, Va.

5. June 2021 - Present, Recruiting Flight Commander, AFROTC Detachment 130, Howard University, Washington, D.C.

Maj Awards and Decorations

Joint Service Commendation Medal

Air Force Commendation Medal

Joint Service Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Air Force Achievement Medal

Effective Dates of Promotion

Second Lieutenant             May 10, 2014

First Lieutenant                  May 28, 2016

Captain                              May 28, 2018

Major                                  July 1, 2023