Colonel Eric Leshinsky

Professor of Aerospace Studies, Air Force ROTC

photo of Colonel Eric LeshinskyColonel Eric Leshinsky is a career mission support officer in the United States Air Force. He was born in San Jose, California, and entered the Air Force in 1993 as a graduate of Sacramento State University’s ROTC program. Having learned how to balance the demands of school, work, AFROTC, and intercollegiate sports as a cadet, he appreciates the opportunity to mentor others to do the same – and even better. Over the past 25 years and 13 assignments, Col. Leshinsky has served at the geographically separated unit, squadron, group, major command, combined joint headquarters, combatant command, and headquarters Air Force level. His assignments included chief of the test support division at Arnold AFB, commander of the 412th Mission Support Group at Edwards AFB, and deputy chief of force development integration in Washington, D.C. He has a master’s degree from Webster University, the Naval Postgraduate School, and the Air War College. Col. Leshinsky currently resides with his family in Lake Oswego.