Christopher L. Bennett, Colonel, USAF
Professor of Aerospace Studies
Colonel Christopher L. Bennett is Commander of AFROTC Detachment 805, Texas A&M University. The Detachment is the largest in the nation with over 700 cadets enrolled in the fall of 2017. It is one of the nation’s oldest AFROTC programs, having been established in the early 1920s as one of seven Air ROTC units. Detachment 805 has a long and proud lineage of producing the highest quality officers for the United States Air Force that includes 8 of the 9 Texas A&M Four-Star Generals.
Colonel Bennett is a 1993 graduate from the United States Air Force Academy. During his career, he has had several operational flying assignments in mobility aircraft, as well as serving in staff assignments at Air Mobility Command, United States European Command and the Air Staff. He served as the Commander of the 100th Operations Support Squadron, RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom. Prior to his current assignment, he was the Vice Wing Commander at the 19th Airlift Wing, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas.
Colonel Bennett is a Command Pilot with more than 3,200 hours of flight time, primarily in the KC-135 R/T and the C-130 E/H/J.