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Colonel Troy Harting

Vice Dean for Academics & Permanent Professor

Department of Management

Troy Harting
Contact Information

(719) 333-2958



Colonel Troy Harting is the Permanent Professor, Head of the Department of Management, and Vice Dean of the Faculty at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He commands a department of 37 military and civilian faculty members, responsible for all curriculum, personnel, budget, research and long-range planning associated with the management major and interfaces with the operations research and systems engineering majors. Prior to this assignment, was the Director of the Dean’s Commander’s Action Group at USAFA, where he prepared and coordinated strategic information products and directly supported high-profile initiatives of the Dean and Superintendent. Colonel Harting was also recently the Project Director and Panel Executive for NATO’s System Analysis and Studies Panel, part of the Research and Technology Organization (RTO). He supervised, advised and assisted in the execution of over 20 research activities aimed at furthering basic technology research on behalf of NATO, as well as coordinated with the six additional RTO technology panels and other NATO and Partner for Peace (PfP) entities.


PhD, Business Administration, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business (2005)

MBA, University of Pittsburgh, Katz Graduate School of Business (1994)

Bachelors of Management, Management, U.S. Air Force Academy (1993)

Professional Experience

Permanent Professor and Head, Department of Management, U.S. Air Force Academy (2014-Present)

Director, Dean's Commander's Action Group, U.S. Air Force Academy (2013-2014)

Assistant Professor and Director of Operations, Department of Management, U.S. Air Force Academy (2011-2013)

Project Director/Panel Executive, NATO System Analysis and Studies Panel (2008-2011)

Military Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition Integration, Pentagon (2007-2008)

Program Manager, Acquisition Enterprise Integration, Acquisition Chief Process Office, Pentagon (2005-2007)

Doctoral Candidate, University of Virginia (2002-2005)

Instructor of Management, Advisor-in-Charge, Department of Management (2000-2002)

Program Manager, Information Warfare Programs; Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Program Office, Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom AFB (1997-2000)

Various Program Manager assignments, Spaced-Based Infrared Systems Program Office, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB, CA.

Student, University of Pittsburgh (1993-1994)

Honors & Awards

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal, 1 Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Force Commendation Medal, 3 Oak Leaf Clusters

Outstanding Academy Educator

USAF Academy Department of Management

NATO Scientific Achievement Award (Team Award) (2013)

Quay C. Snyder award, for providing a positive career role model for cadets (2002)

Offensive Information Warfare Award, Association of Old Crows (2000)