Lieutenant Colonel Whitmore is the Professor of Aerospace Studies and Chairman of the Department of Aerospace Studies at Boston University.  He is also the Commander of Air Force ROTC Detachment 355, comprised of approximately 60 cadets from as many as 15 major universities in the Boston area.

Lt Col Whitmore entered the Air Force through the Air Force ROTC program at the Virginia Military Institute, graduating in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts in History.  A graduate of Undergraduate Missile Training, he is a core Space Officer (13S) and has held a wide variety of space and missile operations, flight combat training, officer training/education, mission support, unit instructor, and MAJCOM and Joint HQ assignments.

Immediately prior to coming to BU, Lt Col Whitmore served at US Strategic Command’s Joint Functional Component Command for Space (JFCC SPACE) at Vandenberg AFB, CA.  His primary duty was as the Deputy Director for Plans and Programs, conducting management of 16 personnel working deliberate planning, financial management, requirements development, and policy review.  He was also the Air Force Element Section Commander, holding administrative command for assigned Air Force personnel.

Lt Colonel Whitmore assumed his current position in July 2014.

1994     Bachelor of Arts in History, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA
1998     Academic Instructor School (AIS), Maxwell AFB, AL
2000     Squadron Officer School (Residence), Maxwell AFB, AL
2001     Master of Science in Space Studies, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
2004     Air Command and Staff College (Correspondence)
2012     Joint Professional Military Education-II (JPME-II), NSA Hampton Roads, Norfolk, VA
2012     Air War College (Correspondence)

1994 – 1995      392d Training Squadron, 381st Training Group, Vandenberg AFB, CA
                               Student, Minuteman III (CDB-B) Undergraduate Missile Training
1995 – 1998      321st Missile Group, Grand Forks AFB, ND
                               Missile Combat Crew Commander & Missile Procedures Trainer Operations
1998 – 2001      Air Force Officer and Accessions Training Schools (AFOATS), Maxwell AFB, AL
                                OTS Flight Training Officer & Field Leadership Curriculum Area Manager
2001 – 2004      22d Space Operations Squadron, 50th Space Wing, Schriever AFB, CO
                                 Operations Support Flight Commander
2004 – 2007      353d Combat Training Squadron, 354th Fighter Wing, Eielson AFB, AK
                                 Chief, Space and Information Operations Section
2007 – 2011      Launch, Ranges & Networks Division, HQ AF Space Command, Peterson AFB, CO
                                 Deputy Division Chief
2011 – 2014      Plans and Programs Directorate, JFCC SPACE, Vandenberg AFB, CA
                                Deputy Director & Air Force Element Section Commander
2014 – Pres       Division of Military Education, Boston University, Boston, MA
                               Professor and Chairman, Department of Aerospace Studies and 
                               Commander, Air Force ROTC Detachment 355

PERSONAL DECORATIONS                                                     
Defense Meritorious Service Medal                                       
Meritorious Service Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster)                          
Air Force Commendation Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters)                                        
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Combat Readiness Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal

Ops Experience: Nuclear Missile Operations, Satellite Operations Command and Control, Space Staff
Other Experience:  Officer Accessions (Officer Training School & ROTC); Flight Combat Training
Weapon Systems: Minuteman III ICBM, Air Force Satellite Control Network

Command Space Operations
Basic Missile Operations
AETC Instructor

Second Lieutenant         23 Aug 1994
First Lieutenant              23 Aug 1996
Captain                               23 Aug 1998
Major                                  01 Mar 2005
Lieutenant Colonel        01 Jan 2010

(Current a/o July 2014)