Hugh Hanlon, Colonel, USAF
Professor of Aerospace Studies
Colonel Hugh Hanlon is Commander, Detachment 805, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC), Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. As Commander, he is responsible for recruiting, educating, training, and inspiring men and women to become the highest quality leaders in the United States Air Force. He ensures AFROTC cadets meet commissioning requirements and are well prepared to serve as Air Force officers. He also serves as the university’s Professor of Aerospace Studies and instructs university students and AFROTC cadets in the profession of arms, history of air and space power, communication and leadership studies, and national security affairs. Colonel Hanlon was commissioned in 1987 from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado. Prior to assuming command, Colonel Hanlon was responsible for developing long range theater strategy and warfighting requirements as the Capabilities and Theater Posture Division Chief, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.