Cadre and Staff
LIEUTENANT COLONEL STEVE A. SMITH
Lieutenant Colonel Steve A. Smith is the Commander and Professor of Aerospace Studies for the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 665 at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. In this capacity, he directs recruiting, educating, training, and character building of students from among twelve universities and colleges for commissioning into the United States Air Force as second lieutenants.
Lieutenant Colonel Smith was commissioned in 1998 through the AFROTC program at the Ohio State University. His flying assignments include the 41st Airlift Squadron, 43d Operations Support Squadron, 62d Airlift Squadron, and the 29th Weapons Squadron with a staff assignment at US Air Forces Europe. He was also previously the Commander of the 34th Combat Training Squadron at Little Rock AFB, Arkansas. Lieutenant Colonel Smith is a June 2006 graduate of the USAF Weapons School. His combat experiences include Operations SOUTHERN WATCH, NORTHERN WATCH, JOINT FORGE, ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM.
Lieutenant Colonel Smith is a Master Navigator and USAF Weapons Officer with over 2,800 hours flight time in C-130E/H and C-130J aircraft.
Clayton K. Izumi – University of Cincinnati Program Director