Air Force ROTC
Air Force ROTC

Col Paul Tombarge, USSF


ProfessorMA-Security Studies, Naval Post Graduate School

AS 400 Instructor, Commander, Chair
Col Paul Tombarge, USSF

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Biography


Colonel Paul A. Tombarge is the Commander, Detachment 825, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps and the Chair, Department of Air Force Science, The University of Texas at Austin. A native of Minnesota, Colonel Tombarge completed U.S. Air Force Field Training in 1990 at Plattsburgh Air Force Base, New York; earned his parachutist wings in 1991 from the U.S. Army Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia; and received his commission in 1992 through Detachment 415, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Minnesota.  A command space operations officer and Air Force foreign area officer, his operational experience includes tours employing a variety of missile warning, space surveillance, and space superiority systems in the United States, Europe, and Southwest Asia, as well as planning and controlling Integrated Joint Special Technical Operations in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.  He also completed staff tours as an executive officer at the 614th Space Operations Group, as an international affairs branch chief in the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, and on the faculty of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.  Colonel Tombarge has commanded a deployed space control team, a space control squadron, and was the deputy commander and commander (interim) of Air Force Space Command's largest, most geographically separated, and most weapon system diverse operations group.  Prior to assuming his current position, Colonel Tombarge was the Chief, Office of Defense Cooperation at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, Germany. 

Courses


AFS 120L • Leadership Laboratory-Poc

31305 • Spring 2022
Meets F 11:00AM-1:00PM RLP 5.404

Leadership laboratory course for upper-division students.  Further development of leadership skills through leadership positions within the cadet corps.  Includes training of freshman and sophomore students as well as a practicum in Air Force unit operation. Two laboratory hours a week for one semester. Taken on a pass-fail basis for one hour credit

AFS 322 • Air Force Leadership Stds II

31315 • Spring 2022
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM RLP 5.404
E

A continuation of AFS 321.  Three lecture hours per week for one semester.  Prerequisite:  Air Force Science 321 and concurrent enrollment in Air Force Science 120L.  [Offered spring semester only.]

AFS 102K • Foundations Of The Usaf I

30415 • Fall 2019
Meets W 1:00PM-2:00PM RLP 5.404

Introductory course exploring the overall roles and missions of the United States Air Force and career fields available in the Air Force.  Emphasis on military customs and courtesies, appearance standards, Air Force core values, and written communication.  One lecture hour a week for one semester.  Prerequisite:  Concurrent enrollment in Air Force Science 100.  [Offered fall semester only.]

AFS 102K • Foundations Of The Usaf I

30420 • Fall 2019
Meets W 2:00PM-3:00PM RLP 5.404

Introductory course exploring the overall roles and missions of the United States Air Force and career fields available in the Air Force.  Emphasis on military customs and courtesies, appearance standards, Air Force core values, and written communication.  One lecture hour a week for one semester.  Prerequisite:  Concurrent enrollment in Air Force Science 100.  [Offered fall semester only.]

AFS 102L • Foundations Of The Usaf II

30915 • Spring 2019
Meets W 12:00PM-1:00PM RLP 5.404

Continuation of Air Force Science 102K, with an introduction to American military history and emphasis on personal communication.  One lecture hour a week for one semester.  Prerequisite:  Concurrent enrollment in Air Force Science 100.  [Offered spring semester only.]

AFS 102L • Foundations Of The Usaf II

30920 • Spring 2019
Meets W 1:00PM-2:00PM RLP 5.404

Continuation of Air Force Science 102K, with an introduction to American military history and emphasis on personal communication.  One lecture hour a week for one semester.  Prerequisite:  Concurrent enrollment in Air Force Science 100.  [Offered spring semester only.]

AFS 102K • Foundations Of The Usaf I

30995 • Fall 2018
Meets W 1:00PM-2:00PM RLP 5.404

Introductory course exploring the overall roles and missions of the United States Air Force and career fields available in the Air Force.  Emphasis on military customs and courtesies, appearance standards, Air Force core values, and written communication.  One lecture hour a week for one semester.  Prerequisite:  Concurrent enrollment in Air Force Science 100.  [Offered fall semester only.]

AFS 102K • Foundations Of The Usaf I

31000 • Fall 2018
Meets W 2:00PM-3:00PM RLP 5.404

Introductory course exploring the overall roles and missions of the United States Air Force and career fields available in the Air Force.  Emphasis on military customs and courtesies, appearance standards, Air Force core values, and written communication.  One lecture hour a week for one semester.  Prerequisite:  Concurrent enrollment in Air Force Science 100.  [Offered fall semester only.]

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