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As a passionate veteran, STE(A)M professional and educator,

I have a strong desire to use my knowledge, skills and abilities

to perpetually learn, lead, mentor, manage and innovate!

Lt Col Matthew R. Buehler, USAF (Retired) was commissioned through the ROTC Program at Arizona State University in December 1992. His father served more than 27 years as a Navy test pilot. Lt Col Buehler spent his childhood following his father to assignments in Maryland, California, Virginia and New York, as well as overseas in Tehran, Iran. His two older brothers were also military officers in the Army and Marine Corps. Together they served 59 years as commissioned officers in the four major branches of our Nation’s military. While stationed in Las Vegas during his third Air Force assignment, Lt Col Buehler met and married his wife, the former Ms. Susan Rebecca Dempsey of Simi Valley, CA.



ASVAB Test Administrator, Sacramento MEPS, Northern NV (12/2015 – 10/2019)

Administer the ASVAB examination to high school students and prospective military enlistees.

Long-Term Substitute Science & Math Teacher/Rifle Coach, WCSD, NV (8/2014 – 12/2015)

Instructed/mentored 300+ students in Algebra I/II, Geometry, and Physical Science at North Valleys and

Damonte Ranch High Schools. Proctored ACT and state competency examinations.




Professor of Aerospace Studies/Air Force ROTC Commander, CSU – Fresno (6/2012 – 5/2014)

Led “High Flight” (Best in SW Region) Detachment of three officers, two enlisted and 100+ cadets in teaching and developing future officers and leaders of character for the US Air Force.

Member of Faculty Senate and Council of Chairs; and Faculty Advisor to the University’s Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society.


Assistant Prof of Biology/Deputy for Manpower, US Air Force Academy, CO (6/2009 – 5/2012)

Taught Cell and Molecular Biology Course (Course Director; 2 Semesters), Introductory Core

(Human) Biology (Course Manager; 5 Semesters) and Independent Study (1 Semester).

Academic advisor to 30+ cadets majoring in Biology.

Managed Department’s faculty pipeline program, coordinated AF’s Biomedical Sciences Corps 

application process and oversaw Academy’s Pre-Health Professions Program.

Bi-monthly duty as Academy Officer In-Charge, responsible for the safety and security of 4,400-member Cadet Wing; Dep Commander for Global Engagement Summer Training Program.

USAF Academy Faculty Pipeline Program, AFIT-CI, Wright-Patterson AFB OH (7/2007 – 5/2009)

Defense: A proposed mechanism for autism: an aberrant neuroimmune response manifested as a psychiatric disorder (Medical Hypotheses: 76 (2011) 863-870), 87 citations.


Air and Cyberspace Analyst/Chief of Security, HQ USAF/A9, The Pentagon (7/2004 – 6/2007)

Led analyses of key AF programs using vital computer-model simulation/optimization studies, which impacted over 30 percent of the Air Force budget.

Managed security programs and clearances. Chaired Building Security Working Group, making key decisions for physical security of off-site building with 1,200+ DoD/contractor employees. 

Executive Assistant to SES civilian charged with stand-up of new Air Force Cyber Command.

Director of Operations/Project Engineer, AFOTEC/OL-NN, Las Vegas, NV (4/2000 – 6/2004)

Managed support for AFOTEC operational test and evaluation (OT&E) programs worth over $100B at key operating location providing classified testing of high-priority weapon systems.

Responsible for scoping, budgeting, planning, designing, executing, data collection/analysis and reporting on multiple, concurrent electronic warfare system tests for conventional/LO platforms.

Formulated/coordinated Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center’s inputs to Nevada Test and Training Range long-range strategic plan for infrastructure upgrade requirements.

Flight Test Engineer and Analyst, 422nd Test and Eval Sq, Nellis AFB NV (4/1996 – 3/2000)

Planned, provisioned, executed, collected/analyzed data and reported on operational tests and tactics development and evaluations to enhance the operational effectiveness of combat aircraft.

Lead test engineer for the Combat Air Force’s $350M+ HH-60G Self-Protection System program geared toward integrating and enhancing the aircraft’s defensive systems capabilities.

Program Manager, Explosives Development, AF Research Labs, Eglin AFB FL (4/1994 – 3/1996)

Employed techniques of analytical chemistry to characterize components of and formulate new, composite high-energy explosives as a replacement for TNT in future munitions.

Managed contracts and led Small Business Innovative Research proposal evaluation team to develop unique additives to explosives to enhance blast energy of weapons.



Admissions Coordinator, Undergraduate Admissions, Arizona State University (1/1994 – 4/1994)

Student Assistant, Student Health Center, Arizona State University (8/1990 – 5/1992)

Resident Assistant, Residence Life, Arizona State University (8/1989 – 8/1990; 8/1992 – 5/1993)

Campaign Volunteer for Senator Bob Dole Presidential Campaign at Washington, DC HQ (1987-88)

United States Senate Republican Page (1986)




M.S. in Biology (Psychoneuroimmunology), University of Nevada - Reno, Reno, NV (2009)

M.B.A. (Information Systems), University of Nevada - Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV (2004)

B.S.E. in Bioengineering (Chemical Engineering), Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (1992)




Military Officer’s Association of America (MOAA), Sierra Nevada Chapter, VP

United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) Academy Liaison Officer (ALO) for Northern Nevada

WC Audit Committee; Citizens Advisory Board; and Sewage, Wastewater and Sanitation Board

Kerry Blue Terrier Foundation (KBTF) Rescue Coordinator, Nevada and Northern CA

Reno Central Rotary Club

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