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Lieutenant Colonel Curtis Alexander

Instructor of Political Science

Department of Political Science

Curtis Alexander
Contact Information

(719) 333-3721



Lt Col Curtis Alexander currently serves as an instructor of Political Science at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado. A native of Washington state, Lt Col Alexander enlisted in the Air Force in 2000 as a computer support technician. He served three overseas assignments before graduating Officer Training School in 2006 with honors and awards. He graduated SUPT-H as a distinguished graduate, earning the AETC commanders trophy and the Order of Daedalians award.

He is a senior pilot with more than 1,000 hours in the M/CV-22B Osprey and has completed multiple deployments to Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.


Master in Public Administration, Harvard University, Massachusetts (2020)

Master of Science in Leadership, Boston University, Massachusetts (2017)

Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management, University of Maryland University College, Maryland (2006)

Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama (2002)

Professional Experience

Executive Officer / Aircraft Commander (Hurlburt Field, FL) 2010-2014

Director of Safety, Standardization and Evaluation / Evaluator Pilot (MCAS New River, NC) 2014-2017

Chief of Wing Current Operations / Aircraft Commander (Cannon AFB, NM) 2017-2019

Political Science Instructor (USAFA) 2020-present

Honors & Awards

SOS Distinguished Graduate (2012)

58th AOG Company Grade Officer of the Year (2016)

Boston University Spotlight Graduate (2017)

AFSOC Safety Award (2018)

27 SOAOS Sijan Leadership Award (2018)

NATO Blue Flag 18 Top Performer (2018)

Research and Scholarly Interests

American Politics

Public Policy

National Security Policy