Leadership Team

Charles McMullen
Lieutenant Colonel Charles McMullen
Air Force ROTC

Lieutenant Colonel Charles McMullen 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 courses on national security affairs and airpower history, supervises six faculty and staff members, and has overall responsibility for training and mentoring more than 100 students preparing to become Air Force officers.

McMullen received his commission in 2001 through AFROTC from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Additionally, he holds a Master of Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Master of Strategic Studies from Air University. As a Command Pilot with more than 2,300 flight hours in more than 20 different aircraft, McMullen deployed seven times in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. These deployments resulted in flying 491 combat hours and conducting more than 160 career “saves” from personnel recovery missions in combat.

His awards and decorations include the Silver Star, Aerial Achievement Medal, Air Force Combat Action Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Combat Readiness Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor, Meritorious Service Medal, and various unit and service awards.

Last updated: November 03, 2020