Professor of Aerospace Studies
Colonel Sherri LeVan is the Commander of AFROTC Detachment 805, Texas A&M University. The Detachment is the largest in the nation with over 750 cadets enrolled in the fall of 2019. 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 LeVan received her commission in 1995 through the United States Air Force Academy. She served as an instructor and evaluator pilot in five variants of the C-135 aircraft. She is a veteran of combat operations and combat support in operations Southern Watch, Desert Fox, Allied Force, and Joint Forge. In 2012, she took command of the 55th Operations Support Squadron, 55th Wing, Air Combat Command. Colonel LeVan served in multiple Joint and Headquarter staff positions.
Prior to her current position, Colonel LeVan was the Vice Commander, 55th Wing, Offutt Air Force Base. She was responsible for organizing, training, and equipping, six groups, 30 squadrons, and 7,000 Airmen executing worldwide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, electronic attack, command and control, and treaty verification missions. She provided base support to more than 50 associate units and 57,000 personnel.
Colonel LeVan is a command pilot with more than 2,800 flying hours in the T-37, T-1A, KC-135R/T, OC-135B, WC-135C/W, TC-135S/W, RC-135S/V/W, EC-130H, E-4B, and over 19 years of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance experience.