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Faculty and Staff Profile

Christopher Mann, Colonel, USAF

Commander, AFROTC Detachment 770
Professor of Aerospace Studies

Office: 300 Tillman Hall
Phone: 864-656-3254

 Educational Background

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering
Air Force Institute of Technology 2007

M.A. Organizational Management
The George Washington University 1998

M.S. Electrical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology 1992

B.S. Electrical Engineering
US Air Force Academy 1991

 Courses Taught

AS2090 The Evolution of Air and Space Power
AS3090 Air Force Leadership and Management


Colonlel Mann is responsible to the Clemson University president and the AFROTC Commandant for recruiting, training and educating Air Force officer candidates. He is the senior Air Force officer on campus with dual responsibilities as Detachment Commander and Chairman of the Department of Aerospace Studies. He is a Senior Pilot with more than 2,800 flight hours in five different aircraft.

After completing pilot training at Laughlin AFB, Texas, Colonel Mann was assigned to Robins AFB, Georgia, where he flew numerous missions in support of several military operations. In 1996, he was selected to attend the Air Force Intern Program at the Pentagon, Washington DC. In the succeeding years, he served as a flight commander, executive officer, and evaluator pilot. In 2001, he was selected for Air Mobility Command’s Phoenix REACH program and was assigned to Charleston AFB as C-17A instructor pilot and Chief, Wing Operations Plans, where he flew combat sorties in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM. In 2011, he was named as the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) Associate Dean for Students and was responsible for the professional and academic development of 800 graduate students assigned to AFIT as well as 2,600 graduate and continuing education students assigned to more than 300 civilian institutions worldwide. Prior to assuming duties at Clemson University, he completed a two-year assignment as the Vice Commander of the 319th Air Base Wing, North Dakota.

 Research Interests

Colonel Mann's research interests include wireless sensor networks, robust GPS, non-GPS precision navigation, remotely piloted aircraft, and autonomous systems.


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