Lt Col Charles D. Musselman Jr. portrait

Lt Col Charles D. Musselman Jr.

Professor of Aerospace Studies / Commander

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 2014 Courses

Summer 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
AERO 450 - 01 Four-Week Field Training M - - - - 0600 - 0630
CRN: 30029 2 Credit Hours Training and evaluation on an Air Force base during the summer. The experience is designed to develop military leadership and discipline, provide AF officership training, orientation and motivation, and determine officer potential. These objectives are provided to conform to the standards of a structured military environment as well as teach the participant how an Air Force base operates. The syllabus provides for a minimum of 270 hours of scheduled activities-157 hours of total core curriculum hours consisting of Air Force orientation, leadership training, and officership training. Additional hours are required for Flight Training Officer Time (FTOT) and cadet meetings, etc. Prerequisite: AERO 212
AERO 451 - 01 Cadet Training Assistant - T - - - 0600 - 0630
CRN: 30030 2 Credit Hours A cadet who previously completed Field Training and who successfully competes to be assigned as a staff member in a 4- or 6-week field Training. Discharges staff responsibilities to meet the objectives described in AERO 450.
AERO 452 - 01 Professional Devel Training - - W - - 0600 - 0630
CRN: 30031 1 Credit Hours The objective of PDT is to provide opportunities to cadets to gain knowledge and appreciation for the human relations and leadership challenge encountered by junior Air Force officers. Further, the program is designed to motivate cadets in their pursuit of an Air Force career. Normally open to junior and senior contracted cadets who have completed Field Training. However, selected AERO 100 cadets may participate in some of the PDT programs.

Fall 2014 Courses

Fall 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
AERO 200 - 02 Leadership Lab M - - - - 1745 - 1915 MCG 105
CRN: 41178 Credit Hours Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for AFROTC cadets (e.g., students pursuing an officer's commission in the USAF) every fall and spring semester unless excused by the department chair for an authorized period of non-attendance. Leadership Laboratory complements each of the courses listed below by providing cadets with leadership and followership experiences.
AERO 211 - 01 USAF Air & Space Power I M - - - - 1525 - 1629 MHC LL04B
CRN: 40004 1 Credit Hours 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
AERO 421 - 01 National Security Affairs I M - W - - 0630 - 0800 MHC LL04B
CRN: 40005 4 Credit Hours 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

J-Term 2015 Courses

J-Term 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location