Col. James G. Riemens-Van Laare Commander, Air Force, ROTC Detachment
Professor of Aerospace Studies
AS 200 Instructor
Col. Riemens-Van Laare is responsible to the Clemson University president and the AFROTC Commandant for recruiting, training and educating Air Force officer candidates. He is the senior Air Force officer on campus with dual responsibilities as Detachment Commander and Chairman of the Department of Aerospace Studies with the rank of full professor. He instructs a junior level course titled Air Force Leadership and Management.
Col. Riemens-Van Laare entered the Air Force through Officer Training School in 1987. He has served as a group and squadron commander, instructor pilot, mission commander, and flight examiner in the F-15C. He has deployed on several occasions in support of Operation Southern Watch and Operation Noble Eagle.
Col. Riemens-Van Laare is a graduate of Squadron Officer School, Army Command and General staff College, and Air War College. He is a command pilot with more than 2,400 hours in the F-15.
Operations Flight Commander
AS 400 Instructor
Department of Aerospace Studies
Recruiting Flight Commander
AS 100 Instructor
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