Lieutenant Colonel Warren B. Brainard is the Professor of Aerospace Studies and Commander of Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 685 at Oregon State University. In this capacity he commands, leads, and manages an AFROTC unit that administers a college-level officer training program. He is responsible to the commandant, AFROTC, for recruiting, educating, motivating, and commissioning cadets to prepare them for future leadership positions in the U.S. Air Force and the nation.