Recruiting Officer

Captain Jamie L. Elles

Captain Jamie L. Elles is Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Detachment 645, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.  She recruits, trains, motivates, and counsels highly qualified young women and men as prospective Air Force Officers. She also promotes Air Force career opportunities to university and high school students, faculty, parents and Administrators. Additionally, she instructs college courses, developing first year cadets and educating them on the foundation of the United States Air Force.  

Captain Elles was commissioned through The Ohio State University Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program in 2011, as a Force Support Officer. Prior to her current assignment, she served in the 707th Force Support Squadron at Ft George G. Meade, Maryland.  In her tenure at Ft Meade, Capt Elles directed squadron operations as the Military Personnel Flight Commander and Assistant Director of Operations where she provided base services to include the Dining Facility, Fitness Center, Education Office, Military and Civilian Personnel, Manpower, Airman and Family Readiness and Transportation supporting approximately 5,700 Airmen assigned to the 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing.


Bachelor of Science in Education, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Master of Education, Northcentral University, Prescott, AZ
USAF Squadron Officer School (In-Residence), Maxwell AFB, AL

Awards and Decorations

  • Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
  • Air Force Achievement Medal 
  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Air Force Longevity Service
  • Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Pistol)
  • Air Force Training Ribbon


Jun 2012 - Sep 2015
Executive Officer, 88th Mission Support Group, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Military Personnel Flight Commander/Assistant Director of Operations, 707th Force Support Squadron, Ft George G. Meade, MD
Jun 2018 - Present
Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, AFROTC Det 645, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH