Lieutenant Colonel Michael J. Connelly is commander of Detachment 380, AFROTC, and Chair of the Aerospace Department at Michigan State University.
directs a 4-year academic, military training, and character development program leading graduates to a commission in the United States Air Force
as a Second Lieutenant.
He has a Bachelor's degree in Biology from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill where he was a member of Detachment 590 and Arnold Air Society Jesse J. Moorhead Squadron.
He also has a Master's of Business Administration from City University.
previous assignment included supporting capabilities based analysis at the Pentagon with assessments within the Air Staff, Air Force Corporate Structure and development of the biennial Capabilities Review and Risk Assessment summarizing the Air Force Capability shortfalls and associated risk.
He was the Deputy Chief, Space and Command and Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Capabilities Division.
He personally led the Command and Control section working with MAJCOMs and agencies across the Air Force for CONOPS development, assessments, and recommendations.
Later, he became the Integration Division Deputy, coordinating six other Capabilities Divisions.