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Jesse Jaramillo

Jesse Jaramillo
Jesse Jaramillo, Lieutenant Colonel Commander, Department Chair, Professor

Educational Background

2000 Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Fla.
2001 Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell Air Force Base (AFB), Ala.
2006 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2011 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2012 Master of Science in Business Administration, Boston University, Mass.


Lt Col Jesse Jaramillo is the commander of Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 345 and serves as the Department Chair and Professor of Aerospace Studies at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He leads five faculty and staff members in educating and training officer candidates through a comprehensive program of academics, leadership exercises and physical fitness to ensure candidates have the professional and moral fortitude to succeed as commissioned officers.

Lt Col Jaramillo is a native of Waltham, Mass. He entered the Air Force in 2001 as a communications officer after completing a four-year AFROTC scholarship program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He has led teams within the acquisition, test and evaluation, and operations communities as a Flight Commander, Director of Operations, and Squadron Commander. Several joint-service tours allowed him to lead Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines both at home and on deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan in support of special operations forces. Prior to his current assignment, he served as the Cybersecurity Division Chief for U.S. Southern Command, headquartered in Miami, Fla. He led a team of 30 experts in directing defensive operations of communications and intelligence networks serving 8,900 personnel across 23 nations.

Lt. Col. Jesse Jaramillo US Air Force Biography (pdf)