Adrian Schuettke

Associate Professor College of Distance Education
Col., U.S. Air Force, Retired
Adrian Schuettke faculty photo


Professor Adrian Schuettke currently teaches in the Naval Command and Staff online and fleet seminar programs. He is a retired U.S. Air Force fighter pilot and colonel with a diverse military career including combat flight operations, planning, training, security assistance and seven years as a NWC resident professor. Professor Schuettke earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Portland and his Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson AFB. He is a U.S. Air Force graduate of SOS, ACSC and AWC and retired with 2,767 flying hours, including over 330 in combat.

Contact Information

Areas of Expertise

  • Air Warfare
  • Joint Operations
  • Operational Warfare

Professional Highlights


Military Professor, USNWC

Newport, RI. Taught Joint Military Operations for the US Naval War College Intermediate and Senior Leadership Course resident programs.

Commander, 521st Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron

Kirkuk Regional Air Base, Iraq. Assisted Iraqi Air Force pilot and instructor training, aircraft maintenance, weapons, strike, and ISR operations.

Director of Operations, 49th Fighter Training Squadron

Columbus AFB, MS. Led AT-38C Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals course flight training operations, and instructed US and international pilot students on their way to fighter aircraft.

Various Commands, Officer and F-15E Pilot

Airborne Mission Command, Tactics Development, Planning, Flight Operations, Flight Testing, Flight Instruction, Aviation Mishap Investigation, Operational Requirements Development, Program Management, Leadership, Standardization, Evaluations, Training, Scheduling.


M.S., Air Force Institute of Technology, Systems Engineering

B.S., University of Portland, Mechanical Engineering

Air War College

Air Command and Staff College

Squadron Officer School

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