Meet the Aerospace Teachers

Lt Col Joel Jones, USAF, Retired, is the Senior Aerospace Science Instructor at Randolph-Macon Academy, the only private boarding school in the US with a full-time Air Force JROTC program.

Lt Col Joel Jones, USAF, Retired

Senior Aerospace Science Instructor and Director, AFJROTC
  • M.A., USAF Air Command and Staff College
  • M.S. Ed., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • B.S., Louisiana State University
  • Courses: Aerospace IV
  • R-MA Mentor, Kitty Hawk Honor Society Faculty Advisor, Armed Drill Team Assistant Coach, Special Guest to R-MA Drama Department's Lion King 2018

Lieutenant Colonel Joel A. Jones calls teaching his passion and R-MA his dream job. And he happens to love kids. 


CMSgt Matthew Lusson, USAF, Retired, is an Air Force JROTC Aerospace Science Instructor at Randolph-Macon Academy.

CMSgt Matthew Lusson, USAF, Retired

Aerospace Science Instructor
  • B.S., Cum Laude, Professional Aeronautics, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
  • A.S., Instructor of Technology and Military Science, Community College of the Air Force
  • A.S., Space Systems Operations Technology, Community College of the Air Force
  • Classes: Aerospace II
  • R-MA Mentor
  • Head Coach, Varsity Boys Basketball

CMSgt Matthew Lusson, USAF, retired, has a love for taking care of others.


TSgt Tina Laing, USAF, Retired, successfully coached the R-MA AFJROTC VA-091 Drill Team to the State Championship.

TSgt Tina Laing

Aerospace Instructor
  • M.B.A., University of Phoenix
  • B.S., University of LaVerne
  • A.S., Community College of the USAF
  • Classes: Aerospace I, Drill Team
  • R-MA Mentor, Honor Guard Advisor, Drill Team and Color Guard Coach

TSgt Tina Laing joined the R-MA faculty in 2014 after 15 years of active duty service in the Air Force, two years serving in the California Ai