Lt Col Jesse Rosenbaum

Lt Col Jesse Rosenbaum
Professor of Aerospace Studies
Commander, Det 085

Lt Col Jesse Rosenbaum
Professor of Aerospace Studies
Commander, Det 085

Lieutenant Colonel Rosenbaum is the Commander of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 085, and Professor and Chair of the Department of Aerospace Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. One of the oldest detachments in the country, it prepares students from 30 colleges and universities in the San Francisco bay area for careers as officers in the United States Air Force. Prior to this role, he served as a U.S. Defense and Air Attaché and Individual Reservist assigned to the Defense Attaché Service, Washington. There he advised US Ambassadors and country teams in Africa on military issues while representing the US Secretary of Defense, Secretary of the Air Force, and Chief of Staff of the Air Force to their host nation counterparts when deployed.

LtCol Rosenbaum was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force after graduating from Boston University in 2000 and subsequently held a variety of intelligence positions at the Squadron, Group, Wing, Air Staff, and interagency levels. In 2007 LtCol Rosenbaum transferred to the Air Force Reserve as a Regional Affairs Strategist. He has served overseas supporting Operations Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and Juniper Micron.

LtCol Rosenbaum holds a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Boston University, a MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, and professional certifications in Project Management, Change Management, and Design Thinking.

His military awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters and the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor device and six oak leaf clusters. He also earned the U.S. Parachutist and Royal Netherlands Army Parachutist Badges. As a civilian, he is a senior management and technology consultant specializing in corporate strategy and innovation in the areas of Cybersecurity, Analytics, and Computer Vision.