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Ryan John Barnum

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Assistant Professor


Department of Aerospace Studies


Capt Ryan J. Barnum is the Recruiting Officer and an assistant professor of Aerospace Studies for Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Detachment 847 at Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX. As the Recruiting Flight Commander, Capt Barnum is responsible for overseeing the recruiting of all ROTC cadets as they decide to join the military through ROTC. As an assistant professor of Aerospace Studies, Capt Barnum teaches Air Force leadership studies to the sophomore and junior ROTC cadets.    


Capt Barnum entered the Air Force in May of 2009 as a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and received his commission from ROTC. He has led intelligence support to C-130 units for the 317th Airlift Group at Dyess AFB, TX, and provided intelligence exercise support for aviation units and special operations forces at Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, NC. Prior to his current tour, Capt Barnum was an instructor at the 315th Training Squadron Goodfellow AFB, TX. While there, he taught new intelligence officers and international officers from four different countries, and rewrote course curriculum.



2009 Bachelor of Arts, Linguistics, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada

2009 Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell AFB, Alabama

2011 Squadron Officer School (correspondence)

2015 Squadron Officer School (residence)

2017 Master of Security Studies, Intelligence, Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas



July 2010 – July 2013, 317th Operation Support Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas

July 2013 – January 2016, 315th Training Squadron, Goodfellow AFB, Texas

January 2016 – Present Air Force ROTC Detachment 847, San Angelo, Texas



Joint Service Commendation Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal

Combat Readiness Medal



German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (Gold)



Second Lieutenant May 9, 2009

First Lieutenant June 11, 2011

Captain June 11, 2013


(Current as of August 2018)