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Capt Jessica Gustafson

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

Captain Jessica Gustafson is an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies and the Education Flight Commander at the Air Force ROTC Detachment 410, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN.  She is responsible for recruiting, educating, and training students from among fifteen universities and colleges for commissioning into the Air Force as second lieutenants.

Capt Jessica Gustafson commissioned through AFROTC Detachment 250 at Iowa State University in May of 2009.  After completing the Air and Space Basic Course at Maxwell AFB, she began her Air Force career as a Developmental Engineer at the 5th Space Launch Squadron (5SLS) out of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL. Shortly after reporting to the 5SLS, she attended Undergraduate Space Training at Vandenberg AFB, CA.  While stationed at the Cape, Capt Gustafson served as an evaluator, tour guide and vehicle engineer for several high visibility satellite launches, including launches for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Global Positioning System (GPS) constellation. 

Capt Gustafson’s next assignment was to the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) Joint Test Force out of Boeing Field International in Seattle, WA.  There she served as a Flight Test Engineer and Test Director on many Airborne Early Warning and Control upgrade programs.  To become a non-rated aircrew member as a Developmental Engineer, she attended SERE ground and water survival courses and completed several flight training courses.  While working with the Joint Test Force, she led multiple US and international AWACS programs including major upgrades for Japan, France, Saudi Arabia and NATO. 

2009 Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Iowa State University
2009 Air and Space Basic Course
2013 Squadron Officer School (Correspondence)

Second Lieutenant May 27, 2009
First Lieutenant May 27, 2011
Captain May 27, 2013

Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
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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.

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