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Capt Cory Polta

Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies / Flight Commander, Operations
Office
MHC LL4
Phone
651-962-6328
Mail
University of St Thomas
AFROTC Det 410
2115 Summit Avenue, Mail #5016
St. Paul, MN 55105

Captain Cory Polta is an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies and the Operations Flight Commander at the Air Force ROTC Detachment 410, University of Saint Thomas, Saint Paul, Minnesota. He is responsible for recruiting, educating, and training students from among fifteen universities and colleges for commissioning into the Air Force as second lieutenants.

Capt Polta commissioned through AFROTC Detachment 410 at the University of Saint Thomas in May of 2012. He reported to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. In August of 2013, he completed Fundamentals of Acquisition Management at the Air Force Institute of Technology. Returning from school, Capt Polta served as a software release manager and special projects officer for the Defense Enterprise Accounting and Management System (DEAMS) program management office. Capt Polta oversaw cost, schedule, and technical performance parameters for $75M in software acquisition effort and managed multiple integrated product teams. From DEAMS, Capt Polta’s next assignment took him to the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. He worked in the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) systems directorate acquiring depot support for the $3.2B Minuteman III weapon system, developing key acquisition strategies and program office estimates for two major support programs.

EDUCATION
2012 Bachelor of the Arts in Accounting, Augsburg College
2012 Bachelor of the Arts in Finance, Augsburg College

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant 18 May 2012
First Lieutenant 18 July 2014
Captain 18 July 2016

                                                                                                                                           

Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
AERO 111 - 01 Foundations of US Air Force I M - - - - - - 1525 - 1630 MHC 205
CRN: 40003 1 Credit Hours Instructor: Cory Polta, Jessica J. Gustafson The Foundations of the United States Air Force is a survey course designed to introduce students to the United States Air Force and provide an overview of the basic characteristics, missions, and organization of the Air Force.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
AERO 200 - 01 Leadership Lab M - - - - - - 1715 - 1915 JRC 126
CRN: 40467 Instructor: Cory Polta 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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
AERO 200 - 02 Leadership Lab M - - - - - - 1715 - 1900 MCG 105
CRN: 40873 Instructor: Cory Polta 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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
AERO 201 - 01 AFROTC Phys Fitness Lab - - W - F - - 0630 - 0730 ARC 200
CRN: 40841 Instructor: Cory Polta AFROTC Physical Fitness 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. AFROTC Physical Fitness Laboratory complements each of the courses listed below by providing cadets with leadership, followership, and teambuilding experiences while teaching them to maintain physical fitness required for military service. AFROTC cadets must attend two sessions per week to pass the course. In order to remain in the program and gain a commission, cadets must pass a physical fitness assessment each term.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
AERO 201 - 02 AFROTC Phys Fitness Lab - - W - - - - 1600 - 1700 MCG 106
CRN: 41668 Instructor: Cory Polta AFROTC Physical Fitness 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. AFROTC Physical Fitness Laboratory complements each of the courses listed below by providing cadets with leadership, followership, and teambuilding experiences while teaching them to maintain physical fitness required for military service. AFROTC cadets must attend two sessions per week to pass the course. In order to remain in the program and gain a commission, cadets must pass a physical fitness assessment each term.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
AERO 321 - 01 Leadership & Mgmt I M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 MHC LL04B
CRN: 41158 Instructor: Cory Polta The United States Air Force Leadership Studies course teaches students advanced skills and knowledge in management and leadership. Special emphasis is placed on enhancing leadership skills. AFROTC cadets have an opportunity to try out these leadership and management techniques in a supervised environment as juniors and seniors. Prerequisite: AERO 212

Schedule Details

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J-Term 2018 Courses

J-Term 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
AERO 200 - 01 Leadership Lab M - - - - - - 1715 - 1915 JRC 126
CRN: 20408 Instructor: Cory Polta 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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
AERO 201 - 01 AFROTC Phys Fitness Lab See Details * *
CRN: 20737 Instructor: Cory Polta AFROTC Physical Fitness 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. AFROTC Physical Fitness Laboratory complements each of the courses listed below by providing cadets with leadership, followership, and teambuilding experiences while teaching them to maintain physical fitness required for military service. AFROTC cadets must attend two sessions per week to pass the course. In order to remain in the program and gain a commission, cadets must pass a physical fitness assessment each term.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ARC 2000630-0730- - W - F - -
ARC 2000630-0730- - W - F - -
ARC 2000630-0730- - W - F - -
AERO 201 - 02 AFROTC Phys Fitness Lab - - W - - - - 1600 - 1700 MCG 106
CRN: 21312 Instructor: Cory Polta AFROTC Physical Fitness 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. AFROTC Physical Fitness Laboratory complements each of the courses listed below by providing cadets with leadership, followership, and teambuilding experiences while teaching them to maintain physical fitness required for military service. AFROTC cadets must attend two sessions per week to pass the course. In order to remain in the program and gain a commission, cadets must pass a physical fitness assessment each term.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
AERO 322 - 01 Leadership & Mgmt II M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 MHC LL04B
CRN: 20006 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Cory Polta Continuation of AERO 321. Prerequisite: AERO 321 or permission of instructor

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
AERO 322 - 02 Leadership & Mgmt II - - - - F - - 1500 - 1810 MHC LL04B
CRN: 21195 Instructor: Cory Polta Continuation of AERO 321. Prerequisite: AERO 321 or permission of instructor

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Location Time Day(s)