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Major Beau S. Haertling

Major Beau S. Haertling is Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Detachment 645, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. He recruits, trains, motivates, and counsels highly qualified young men and women as prospective Air Force and Space Force Officers. He promotes Air Force and Space Force career opportunities to university and high school students, faculty, parents and Administrators. He also instructs college courses, developing first-year cadets and educating them on the foundation of the U.S. Department of the Air Force.

Major Haertling first entered active duty as an Enlisted Airman in 2002 serving 6 years as an Aircraft Electrical and Environmental Systems Technician. He commissioned through the Air Force’s Basic Officer Training School as a Computer Developmental Engineer in May of 2013. Major Haertling’s first commissioned assignment was to the 346th Testing Squadron at Joint-Base San Antonio-Lackland, TX. During his tenure, he lead in a variety of roles, including Capabilities Assessment Program Officer-in-Charge and TEMPEST Flight Commander managing Operational Testing for future Air Force Cyber Defensive Weapon Systems. Major Haertling’s following assignment was to the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, where he served as the Program Manager for the lab’s Human Language Technology Program and also had the opportunity to serve on the Laboratories Headquarter’s Command Staff.


Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Brigham Young University-Idaho, Idaho
Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering, Ohio University, Ohio
USAF Squadron Officer School (In-Residence), Maxwell AFB, Alabama

Major Awards and Decorations

  • Air Force Commendation Medal (2 x OLC)
  • Joint Service Achievement Medal
  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (1 x OLC)
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Korean Defense Service Medal


May 2013 – Aug 2015
OIC Unified Capabilities Program, 346th Test Squadron, JBSA-Lackland, OH
Aug 2015 – Jun 2017
TEMPEST Flight Commander, 346th Test Squadron, JBSA-Lackland, OH
Jun 2017 – Mar 2019
Program Manager, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
Mar 2019 – Apr 2020
Executive Officer to Director of Staff, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
Apr 2020 – Jun 2021
Deputy CAG Chief, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
Jun 2021 – Present
Assistant Prof of Aerospace Studies, AFROTC Detachment 645, The Ohio State University, OH