Cypress Springs AFJROTC


Senior Aerospace Science Instructor

NameLt Col Charles A. Pryor III

E-mail: [email protected] 

Conference time: 6th Period (12:42 - 1:33)

Other: Student Council Sponsor 

Lieutenant Colonel Pryor is the Senior Aerospace Science Instructor and a retired United States Air Force veteran who served in national defense for over 21 years. Lt Col Pryor brings a wealth of teaching to the district as he taught high school mathematics prior to entering the Air Force and his assignments in the military have included numerous training and teaching positions. He has also taught undergraduate mathematics and second grade religious education during off-duty time. Lt Col Pryor retired from the Air Force in 2009 and joined the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District in 2010. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Franklin and Marshall College, a master's degree in Aerospace Management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and a master's degree in Military Operational Art and Science from Air University.

Lt Col Pryor is married and has three children.    

Aerospace Science Instructor


NameChief Master Sergeant Michael V. Galifaro

E-mail[email protected]

Conference time: 6th Period (12:42 - 1:33)

Chief Master Sergeant Michael V. Galifaro currently serves as the Aerospace Science Instructor  for TX 20016. He enlisted into the United States Air Force in 1978 at Lackland Air Force Base and brings to the unit a solid, substantial knowledge of drill and ceremonies. Chief Galifaro served over 14 years as a Military Training Instructor. He is certified to teach at Officer's Training School. and served as the Training Superintendent for  AFJROTC for six years. He holds two degrees from the Community College of the Air Force and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Management from Park University. Chief Galifaro is an Air Education and Training Command Master Instructor (Blue Rope).

He is married to the former Cheryl Richie, they have two children: Austin and Kimberly.

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