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Lieutenant Colonel Daniel P. Harbowy - Detachment Commander


Lieutenant Colonel Daniel P. Harbowy is the Commander, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 650, and Professor of Aerospace Studies at Ohio University, Athens, OH. He is responsible for recruiting, educating, training and preparing students for commissioning into the Air Force as second lieutenants.

Lt Col Harbowy graduated from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and received his commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1994. He was both an Intelligence Officer and Scientific Analyst. He has deployed to Saudi Arabia and extended temporary duty in Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Afghanistan, and Djibouti. He also possesses a Commercial Pilot Rotorcraft-Helicopter License.


Senior Level Acquisition

Intelligence Officer

Fully Qualified Joint Staff Officer

DAWIA Test and Evaluation Level 3

DAWIA Program Management Level 1


1994 Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

2000 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL

2005 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL (Correspondence)

2005 Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

2007 Joint Professional Military Education Phase II, Naval Station Norfolk, Norfolk, VA

2011 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL (Correspondence)


1. January 1995 to December 1995, Student, 315 TRS, Goodfellow AFB, TX

2. December 1995 to June 1998, Chief, Mission Management, 68 Intelligence Squadron, Brooks AFB, TX

3. June 1998 to August 1999, Senior Watch Officer/Mission Support Officer/Intelligence Team Leader, Joint Intelligence Center - Pacific Detachment, Yokota AB, Japan

4. August 1999 to August 2002, Deputy Director for Analysis, AFOTEC OL-DA, Davis Monthan AFB, AZ

5. August 2002 to October 2002, Operations Analyst, 36 EWS, Eglin AFB, FL

6. October 2002 to January 2005, Chief, Operations Analysis and Training Branch, 28 TS, Eglin AFB, FL

7. January 2005 to December 2005, Assistant Director of Operations, 28 TS, Eglin AFB, FL

8. December 2005 to December 2008, Strategic Operations Analyst, USSTRATCOM, Offutt AFB, NE

9. December 2008 to July 2011, Air Force Liaison to Army T&E Command, AFJO, Alexandria, VA

10. July 2011 to July 2012, Chief, Test and Evaluation Capabilities and Ranges, HAF/TER, Washington, DC

11. July 2012 - Present, Commander, AFROTC Detachment 650, Ohio University, Athens OH


Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Joint Service Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Air Force Achievement Medal

National Defense Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal


68th Intelligence Squadron Company Grade Officer of the Quarter June 1996

68th Intelligence Squadron Company Grade Officer of the Quarter June 1997

AF Outstanding Scientist Team of the Year 2003 (Team lead)

53d Wing Military Outstanding Scientist of the Year 2004

ACC Theodore Von Karmen Award 2004

53d Wing Field Grade Analyst of the Year 2005

USSTRATCOM Field Grade Officer of the Quarter September 2007

JFCC Global Strike/J5 Field Grade Officer of the Year 2007

JFCC Global Strike Field Grade Officer of the Quarter September 2008


Second Lieutenant   –   2 September 1994

First Lieutenant   –   8 November 1996

Captain   –   8 November 1998

Major   –   1 April 2005

Lieutenant Colonel   –   1 February 2010  

AFROTC Detachment 650 
Ohio University 
Bromley Hall 159
Athens, Ohio 45701 
Current as of '29 Jan 14'

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