Meet the Cadre

LTC Neil Chaffee


Professor of Military Science
Battalion Commander
3875 Holman St. Rm 28
Houston, TX 77204-6014
Phone: 713-743-3875

LTC Chaffee grew up in the city of Houston.  He was commissioned as a 2LT in the Aviation branch upon graduation from Texas A&M University in 1994.  He earned his flight wings and designation as an Army Aviator after graduating from flight school in 1995 at Fort Rucker, Alabama. 

LTC Chaffee has served 21 years in the United States Army and is a veteran of two combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.  His professional career centers on Sensitive Reconnaissance Operations with manned and unmanned aircraft.  He commanded two Flight Companies and served as an Aviation Task Force Commander during Operation Enduring Freedom.  His overseas assignments include Bosnia, Jordan, Kuwait, Colombia, Iraq, Afghanistan and Germany.  Recently, he successfully served as a Battalion Commander where he was responsible for the instruction, training, standardization, safety and maintenance of an Aerial Exploitation Battalion operating a fleet of fixed-wing reconnaissance aircraft and associated ground systems. 

LTC Chaffee holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University and a Masters of Military Arts & Science degree from the Army Command & General Staff College.  LTC Chaffee is a dual-rated Master Army Aviator and has logged more than 4,000 flight hours in multiple rotary and fixed wing aircraft.  He is an FAA-rated Airline Transport Pilot.  He is Airborne and Air Assault qualified.