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Lieutenant Colonel Carl Frohman

Senior Instructor & Advisor in Charge for Geosciences

Department of Economics and Geosciences

Official photo of Lt Col Carl E. Frohman
Contact Information

(719) 333-4026

Education

M.A., International Security Studies—East/Southeast Asia (Certificate: Defense Foreign Language Institute, Thai Language Program), Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, (2011)

M.A., Geography, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota (2001)

B.S., Foreign Area Studies—East Asia (Minor: Mandarin Chinese), U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado (2000)

Other Certifications

Foreign Area Officer & Linguist, Indo-Pacific Region, Has lived in Asia for 8+ years in multiple countries and has previously achieved fluency in Mandarin, Thai, and Lao languages

Level II Program Manager, Department of Defense Acquisitions Professional Development Program (APDP), Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act of 1990 (DAWIA) Certification

Professional Experience

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE OFFICER:

Senior Instructor & Advisor in Charge for Geospatial Science, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado (SEP 2018 – Present)

Senior Instructor & Deputy Director of Geosciences, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado (MAY 2017 – SEP 2018)

Deputy Director and Instructor of Geosciences, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado (MAY 2016 – MAY 2017)

Instructor of Geosciences, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado (JUL 2015 – MAY 2016)

Air Operations Officer, Joint United States Military Advisory Group Thailand, US Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand (JUN 2012 – JUL 2015)

USAF Regional Affairs Strategist In-Training, Secretary of the Air Force for International Affairs Program, Hanoi, Vietnam; Vientiane, Laos; Bangkok, Thailand; Monterey, California (SEP 2009 – JUN 2012)

Program Manager, Foreign Military Sales and Special Projects [Intelligence, Surveillance, & Reconnaissance Aircraft], Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio (OCT 2008 – SEP 2009)

Aide-de-Camp to the Commander, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio (SEP 2007 – OCT 2008)

Program Manager, Iraqi Air Force Simulators & KC-10 AMP Training Systems, 677th Aeronautical Systems Group, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio (JAN 2007 – SEP 2007)

Program Manager, B-2 Simulators/Training Systems, 677th Aeronautical Systems Group, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio (JUL 2005 – JAN 2007)

Program Manager, MILSATCOM Narrowband Terminal Systems, Space and Missile Systems Center Logistics Group, Peterson AFB, Colorado (MAY 2004 – JUL 2005)

Deputy Chief, Air Force Satellite Control Network Sustaining Engineering Branch, Space and Missile Systems Center Detachment 11, Peterson AFB, Colorado (JAN 2003 – MAY 2004)

Program Manager, Orbital Analysis System, Air Force Satellite Control Network, Space and Missile Systems Center Detachment 11, Peterson AFB, Colorado (JUN 2002 – JAN 2003)

UNIVERSITY-LEVEL TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Geography 370 – Military Geography

Geography 475 – Asian Geography

Social Science 412 – Geopolitics / International Politics

Social Science 412 S – Honors Geopolitics / International Politics

Honors & Awards

Wright-Patterson AFB and Aeronautical Systems Center Company-Grade Officer of the Year, 2006, Selected as individual winner from 1,877 officers for leadership and innovation in technical support of a weapons system involved in combat operations

Publications

Frohman, Carl E. “Spatial and Temporal Fluctuations in Minnesota’s Growing Season Start, End, and Duration: 1899-2001,” Master’s Thesis, University of Minnesota-Minneapolis, 2001.