Lt. Col. James J. Straub, Jr.

  • AFROTC Detachment 730 Commander

Lieutenant Colonel James J. Straub, Jr. is the Commander of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 730, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and also serves as Department Chair and Professor of Aerospace Studies. He is a cyber operations officer and came to the University as a recognized Joint cyberspace and communications subject matter expert. 

Lt. Col. Straub earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the United States Air Force Academy in 2004 and his Master of Science degree in Administration, Human Resources, from Central Michigan University in 2009.  Throughout his career, he served in support, operations, maintenance, and acquisitions arenas, and has experience in operational test as well as professional military education instruction. He also deployed in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Lt Col Straub is married to his wife of 15 years, Lauren, and has two sons and four daughters.