Lt Col Jack Skiles III is the Commander, Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps Detachment 340 and Professor of Aerospace Studies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA. His responsibilities include leading a cadre of professionals that recruit, educate, and train cadets to become officers in the United States Air Force.
Lt Col Skiles entered the Air Force in 1996 as a Fire Fighter at Laughlin AFB, TX. He received his commission through Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps upon graduating from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University with a degree in professional aeronautics.
Lt Col Skiles is B-1B Weapons Systems Officer with more than 2,500 hours. Most recently he was the Deputy Director, Range Support Nevada Test and Training range, Nellis AFB, NV