Lieutenant Colonel Russell Callaway is the commander of the Air Force ROTC Detachment 215 and Professor of Aerospace Studies at Indiana University. As commander, he leads the recruitment, training, education, and evaluation of IU’s Air Force officer candidates. Additionally, he supports two crosstown universities at Butler University and Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis. He is the senior Air Force officer on campus with dual responsibilities as detachment commander and Chairman of the Department of Aerospace Studies. Lt Col Callaway is responsible for determining who is accepted, trained, and ultimately commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force.

Lt Col Callaway is from Brookston, IN.  He was commissioned November 1998 through Officer Training School.  He has served as a squadron commander, section commander, flight commander, executive officer and as a staff officer at Air Education and Training Command and the Air Force Personnel Center.  His experience is in legacy personnel arenas at growing levels of responsibility.