CAPTAIN COREY A. BURAN
Captain Corey A. Buran is Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies and Recruiting Officer for Air Force ROTC, Detachment 785, at the University of Memphis in Memphis, TN. He is responsible for recruiting, educating, training, and developing officer candidates into Air and Space Force commissioned officers through a comprehensive college program comprised of service doctrine, academic instruction, physical fitness and practical leadership experiences.
Captain Buran entered the Air Force in 2013 after receiving his commission from Officer Training School. Prior to his current assignment, he was Europe-NATO Branch Chief at the JIOCEUR Analytic Center, where he was responsible for coordinating and facilitating intelligence analysis and production for three command priorities across a 40-country AOR. At the JAC, he also served as Senior Watch Officer and Executive Briefer for USEUCOM, where he led an 11-member Joint watch team providing first-line analysis and near-real-time indications and warning support to the USEUCOM Commander and staff.
Prior to those duties, Capt Buran served as the Chief of Innovation, 363d ISR Group, 363d ISR Wing, Langley AFB, Virginia, where he led transformational projects for over 900 personnel conducting threat analysis, SOF ISR and reachback targeting operations across the globe. He previously served as Assistant Director of Operations for the 36th Intelligence Squadron, leading 141 Airmen in target development and materials production. He also supported flying operations in the Pacific theater under the 374th Airlift Wing. He has deployed in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE, serving as a Senior Targeting Officer and subsequently Chief of Targets for the Special Operations Joint Task Force – OIR.
- 2007 Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee.
- 2010 Juris Doctor, University of Memphis School of Law, Memphis, Tennessee.
- 2018 Distinguished Graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Alabama.
- 2020 Master of Science, International Relations – European Regional Affairs, Troy University, Troy, Alabama.
1. Feb 2013 – Oct 2013, Student, 315th Training Squadron, Goodfellow AFB, Texas.
2. Nov 2013 – Nov 2014, Chief, Intelligence Operations, 374th Operations Support Squadron, Yokota AB, Japan.
3. Nov 2014 – Dec 2015, Chief, Intelligence Training, 374th Operations Support Squadron, Yokota AB, Japan
4. Dec 2015 – Sep 2016, Officer-in-Charge, Battle Damage Assessment Cell, 36th Intelligence Squadron, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.
5. Sep 2016 – Apr 2017, Officer-in-Charge, Langley Target Development Cell, 363d ISR Group, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.
6. May 2017 – Oct 2017, Flight Commander, Geospatial Intelligence, 36th Intelligence Squadron, Joint Base Langley- Eustis, Virginia.
7. Oct 2017 – Dec 2017, Senior Targeting Officer, Combined Joint Task Force – Operation INHERENT RESOLVE, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.
8. Jan 2018 – Apr 2018, Chief of Targets, Special Operations Joint Task Force – Operation INHERENT RESOLVE, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.
9. May 2018 – Aug 2018, Assistant Director of Operations, 36th Intelligence Squadron, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.
10. Aug 2018 – Jan 2019, Chief of Innovation, 363d ISR Group, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.
11. Jan 2019 – Jun 2020, Senior Watch Officer, JIOCEUR Analytic Center, US European Command, RAF Molesworth, United Kingdom.
12. Jun 2020 – Jul 2020, Operations Officer, Europe-Aegean-Levant Division, JIOCEUR Analytic Center, US European Command, RAF Molesworth, United Kingdom.
13. Aug 2020 – Apr 2021, Europe-NATO Branch Chief, Europe-Aegean-Levant Division, JIOCEUR Analytic Center, US European Command, RAF Molesworth, United Kingdom.
14. Apr 2021 – present, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, AFROTC Detachment 785, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
- Joint Service Commendation Medal (with one oak leaf cluster) Air Force Commendation Medal
- Joint Service Achievement Medal Air Force Achievement Medal
- Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal
- 2017, Air Combat Command Geospatial Intelligence Officer of the Year
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
- Second Lieutenant 15 Feb 2013
- First Lieutenant 15 Feb 2015
- Captain 15 Feb 2017
(Current as of August 2021)