Recruiting Officer

Lieutenant Colonel Erik A. Fredmonsky

Lieutenant Colonel Erik A. Fredmonsky the Education Flight Commander of Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 645 (AFROTC), The Ohio State University. As the Education Flight Commander, he is responsible for every aspect of the education program at Ohio State and its crosstown schools. He supports a staff of five officers, two non-commissioned officers, and a civilian university employee in educating close to 150 cadets each year. Additionally, Lieutenant Colonel Fredmonsky an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies.

Lieutenant Colonel Fredmonsky graduated from Kent State University and was commissioned from AFROTC Detachment 630 in December 2000. He also holds Master's Degree in Business Aviation Administration from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Prior to his assignment to Kent State University, Lieutenant Colonel Fredmonsky he has served as a B-52 Electronic Warfare Officer, Undergraduate Navigator Training Instructor & Evaluator Combat Systems Officer (CSO), Formal Training Unit Instructor & Evaluator CSO, and a U-28A Instructor & Evaluator CSO. His experience has encompassed nearly all facets of squadron operations to include Flight Scheduler, Executive Officer, Chief of Standardization and Evaluation, Chief of Plans, and Assistant Director of Operations; as well as Chief of Training, Chief of Personnel, and Director of Staff at the Operations Group level. Lieutenant Colonel Fredmonsky worked hand-in-hand with the Army and/or Navy on four of six combat deployments, including one short-tour. He is a Master CSO with more than 2,400 flying hours in T-43, B-52H, and U-28A aircraft. He has flown over 850 combat hours supporting Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM  


Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, OH
Masters in Business Administration, Embry Riddle Aeronautical Univ, Daytona Beach, FL
Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL
Air Command and Staff College, (correspondence), Maxwell AFB, AL

Awards and Decorations

  • Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
  • Air Medal with five oak leaf clusters
  • Aerial Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
  • Air Force Commendation Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal


Jan 2001 - Jan 2002
student, Undergraduate Navigator Training, 563d Flying Training Squadron, Randolph AFB, TX
Jan 2002 - Sept 2002
B-52H Formal Training Unit, 11th Bomb Squadron, Barksdale AFB, LA
Sept 2002 - Mar 2005
Squadron Scheduler, 23d Bomb Squadron, Minot AFB, ND
Mar 2005 - Aug 2009
Deputy Chief of Standardization and Evaluation, 563d Flying Training Squadron, Randolph AFB, TX
Aug 2009 - Dec 2012
Assistant Director of Operations, 34th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, FL
Dec 2012 - Mar 2015
Chief of Standardization and Evaluation, 5th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, FL
Mar 2015 - Jul 2017
Director of Staff, 919th Special Operations Group, Duke Field, FL
Jul 2017 - Jul 2020
Commander, AFROTC Detachment 630, Kent State University, OH
Jul 2020 - Present
Education Flt/CC, AFROTC Detachment 645, The Ohio State University, OH