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Captain Michael Brueder is an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, AFROTC, Detachment 005, Auburn, AL. He instructs freshmen courses on leadership and Air Force standards and also serves as the Recruiting Flight Commander.

Captain Brueder is a 2011 graduate of Auburn University with a degree in Aerospace Engineering. Captain Brueder most recently spent 4 years at Eglin AFB serving as a flight test engineer in the 40th Flight Test Squadron. He managed a team of military, government, and contractor personnel to effectively test a wide range of new weapons and avionics systems on the F-15C/D, F-15E, and F-16C/D aircraft. He also served in the capacity of squadron executive officer where he managed awards, decorations, performance reports, and promotions.


2011: Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

2015: Masters of Business Administration, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL


  1. Dec 11- Nov 15 Eglin AFB, FL - F-15/F-16 Flight Test Engineer
  2. Dec 15 – Present Det 005, Auburn University – APAS/RFC

Major Awards and Decoration

Professional Military Education


Effective Dates of Promotion

Second Lieutenant - Aug 22, 2011

First Lieutenant - Aug 22, 2013

Captain - Aug 22, 2015

Last Updated: November 24, 2017