Leadership Team

Allan McDonald
Lt. Col. Allan McDonald

Lt. Col. Kenneth A. McDonald is a professor of aerospace studies and commander of Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 005 at Auburn. He serves as head of the university’s aerospace studies department, instructs senior and sophomore courses on national security affairs and airpower history, supervises five faculty and staff members, and has overall responsibility for training and mentoring more than 100 students preparing to become Air Force officers.

McDonald received his commission in 1999 through AFROTC at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a Master Combat Systems Officer (CSO) and has flown over 2,000 hours, serving as an instructor electronic warfare officer/CSO and flight examiner in the RC-135U and T-1A aircraft. He has combat hours during Operation Enduring Freedom and deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan in support of operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Lt Col. McDonald is a joint qualified officer.

Last updated: January 29, 2019