Lieutenant Colonel Layla Sweet is the Commander, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 650 and Professor of Aerospace Studies at Ohio University in Athens, OH. She is responsible for recruiting, educating, training, and preparing students for commissioning into the Air Force as second lieutenants.
Lt Col Sweet enlisted in the Air Force in 1993 and was a Medical Laboratory Technician. She commissioned through Officer Training School at Maxwell AFB, Alabama in 2001. Lt Col Sweet has served as a Behavioral Scientist; Occupational Analyst; Chemist; Plans and Programs Officer; Reserve Officer Training School Instructor (ROTC); ROTC Regional Director of Operations; Analyst; Mission Support Division Chief; a Political-Military Affairs Strategist at the International Officer School; and the Director of Operations at Air Command and Staff College.
Lt Col Sweet assumed her present position in July 2016.
2000 Bachelor of Science Social Psychology, Park University, MO
2001 Officer Training School, Distinguished Graduate, Maxwell AFB, AL
2004 Masters of Science Public Health, Touro University, CA
2007 Squadron Officer School, Distinguished Graduate, Maxwell AFB, AL
2013 Air Command & Staff College, in residence; Master of Military Operational Art & Science, Maxwell AFB, AL
2016 Air War College, correspondence, Maxwell AFB, AL
Jan 2001 - Jan 2003, Behavioral Scientist, Randolph AFB, TX
Jan 2003 - Jan 2004, Occupational Analyst, Randolph AFB, TX
Jan 2004 - Jan 2005, Chemist, Lab QA/QC, Patrick AFB, FL
Jan 2005 - Oct 2005, Chemist, OIC Mobile R&D Analysis Lab, Patrick AFB, FL
Oct 2005 - Oct 2006, Chief, Exercise and Mobility Branch, Patrick AFB, FL
Oct 2006 - Jun 2008, ROTC Instructor, Texas State University, TX
Jun 2008 - Dec 2009, ROTC Director of Operations/Executive Officer, Randolph AFB, TX
Dec 2009 - Jan 2010, Operations Analyst, Eglin AFB, FL
Jan 2010 - Jun 2012, Chief, Mission Support Division, Eglin AFB, FL
Mar 2011 - Sep 2011, Deployed, Libya-Operation Unified Protector
Jul 2012 - Jul 2013, Student, Air Command and Staff College (ACSC), Maxwell AFB, AL
Jul 2013 – Aug 2015, International Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL
Aug 2015- Jul 2016, Director of Operations, ACSC, Maxwell AFB, AL