Operations Flight Commander

Captain Ian M. Sylvester

Captain Ian M. Sylvester is Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Detachment 645, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. He recruits, trains, motivates and counsels highly qualified young men and women as prospective Air Force Officers.  He promotes Air Force career opportunities to university and high school students, faculty, parents and Administrators.  He also instructs college courses on the history, doctrine and operation of the U.S. Air Force.

Capt Sylvester was commissioned through the University of Minnesota, Duluth, Reserve Officer Training Corps program in 2011. He spent his first two operational assignments as a nuclear missile operations officer. Prior to his current assignment, he served Chief of Operations, Standardization and Evaluation, 341st Operations Group, 341st Missile Wing, Malmstrom AFB, Mont. In this position, he was responsible for assessing mission-readiness of the wing’s 280 combat crew, instructor and senior staff officers.



Education

2011
Bachelor of Arts History, University of Minnesota, Duluth
2012
Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Operations Initial
2013
Master of Arts Military Studies, American Military University, W. VA.
2015
Graduate Certificate Nuclear Weapon Effects, Proliferation, and Policy, Air force Institute of Technology, Wright Patterson aFB, Datyon, Ohio

Awards and Decorations

  • Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
  • Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
  • Combat Readiness Medal with one oak leaf
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
  • Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal w "N" device
 

Assignments

Jan 2012 - Jul 2012
Student, 392d Training Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, California
Jul 2012 – Aug 2013
Missile Combat Crew Member, 319th Missile Squadron,   90th Missile Wing, F. E. Warren AFB, Wyo.
Aug 2013 – Sep 2014
Missile Combat Crew Evaluator, 90th Operations Group, 90th Missile Wing, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo.
Sep 2014 – Aug 2016
Squadron Instructor, 10th Missile Squadron, 341st Missile Wing, Malmstrom AFB, Mont.
Aug 2016 – Nov 2016
Chief of Operations, Standardization and Evaluation, 341st Operations Group, 341st Missile Wing, Malmstrom AFB, Mont.
Nov 2016 – Present
Associate Professor of Aerospace Studies, AFROTC Det 645, The Ohio State University, OH