Lt Col Charles D. Musselman Jr. portrait

Lt Col Charles D. Musselman Jr.

Professor of Aerospace Studies / Commander
University of St Thomas
AFROTC Det 410
2115 Summit Avenue, Mail #5016
St. Paul, MN 55105

Lieutenant Colonel Charles Musselman is the Professor of Aerospace Studies and Commander of Air Force ROTC Detachment 410, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN.  He is responsible for recruiting, educating, and training students from among fifteen universities and colleges for commissioning into the Air Force as second lieutenants.

Lt Col Musselman was commissioned through AFROTC Det 720 at the Pennsylvania State University in January 1993.  After completing Undergraduate Space and Missile Training at Vandenberg AFB, CA, he began his Air Force career as a Minuteman III Missile Launch Officer at F.E. Warren AFB, WY, serving as a missile combat crew commander and instructor.  Lt Col Musselman was then selected as an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, AFROTC Det 195, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL.  While at Det 195, Lt Col Musselman attended evening law school and completed his law degree while in the AF Judge Advocate General’s Excess Leave Program. 

Upon entering the legal career field, Lt Col Musselman served as the Deputy Staff Judge Advocate and Chief, Military Justice, at Elmendorf AFB, AK.  He then held multiple leadership positions in the Air Force Legal Operations Agency, Andrews FB, MD, as branch chief in employment law, information law, and military personnel law litigation branches.  Lt Col Musselman also served as the Deputy Commandant and a civil law instructor at the AF Judge Advocate General’s School, Maxwell AFB, AL.  

In 2010, Lt Col Musselman deployed to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, as Deputy Legal Advisor, Combat Operations Division, 609th Air and Space Operations Center.  In 2011, he was captain of the victorious Air Force Chess Team in the Inter-Service Chess Championship at Marine Corps Air Station, Miramar, CA.  In 2012, he led the United States Chess Team as team captain at the 23rd NATO Chess Championship, Brest, France. 

1993 Bachelor of Science in Labor and Industrial Relations, Pennsylvania State University
1997 Master of Business Administration, Colorado State University
1998 Squadron Officer School (Residence) 
2003 Juris Doctor, Chicago-Kent College of Law
2005 Air Command and Staff College (Seminar)

U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
U.S. Court of Criminal Appeals
Supreme Court of Alaska

Second Lieutenant January 9, 1993
First Lieutenant May 12, 1995
Captain May 12, 1997
Major Jul 1, 2003
Lieutenant Colonel Sep 1, 2009

Summer 2016 Courses

Summer 2016 Courses
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Fall 2016 Courses

Fall 2016 Courses
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AERO 211 - 01 USAF Air & Space Power I - - - - F - - 0815 - 0920 MHC LL04B
CRN: 40004 1 Credit Hours Instructor: Charles D. Musselman Jr. The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power features topics on Air Force heritage and leaders, introduction to air and space power through examination of distinctive capabilities and functions, and continued application of communication skills. Its purpose is to instill an appreciation of the development and employment of air and space power and to motivate sophomore students to transition from AFROTC cadet to Air Force ROTC officer candidate. Prerequisite: AERO 112 or permission of instructor

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AERO 421 - 01 National Security Affairs I - - W - - - - 1800 - 2130 MHC LL04B
CRN: 40005 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Charles D. Musselman Jr. National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty is designed for college seniors and gives them the foundation to understand their role as military officers in American society. It is an overview of the complex social and political issues facing the military profession and requires a measure of sophistication commensurate with the senior college level. Prerequisite: AERO 322 or permission of instructor

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J-Term 2017 Courses

J-Term 2017 Courses
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