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Professor Paul Strickland is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Aviation and Transportation Technology, teaching AT 487, AT 416. Before entering academia, Professor Strickland accumulated over three decades of turbojet flight experience while serving concurrently with Active/Reserve Military Service and an Active Legacy Carrier. As an Airline Pilot, he holds an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with Turbojet Type Ratings in the FK-100, B-737, B-757, B-767, B-777, and B-787 with flight experience as Captain or First Officer in the continental United States/Canada/Mexico and to international destinations such as Asia, Australia, South America, India, Europe, and Africa.
Achieving the rank of Colonel, Professor Strickland's 34-year military career spanned the areas of Flight, Space Operations, and Intelligence Disciplines. He has held multiple commands, leadership, and primary staff positions in various countries, with a capstone military assignment as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans & Training for an organization with approximately 6,000 personnel and a multi-million dollar budget.
Before Purdue University, Professor Strickland's teaching experience has been as a military instructor pilot, a graduate-level military academic instructor (Command and General Staff College), and adjunct faculty at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and Austin Peay State University. Professor Strickland is a graduate of the United States Air Force's National Security Space Institute and the Air University (Air War College).