Capt James Flores-Lombay

james flores-lombayCapt James C Flores-Lombay is the Operations Flight Commander Flight Commander, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 535 at Syracuse University. In this capacity, Captain Flores-Lombay oversees the 70-member cadet corps and instructs the Leadership Laboratory course. Through direct contact, Captain Flores-Lombay promotes Air Force career opportunities to university and high school students, faculty, parents, and administrators. Additionally, he instructs the freshmen and sophomore aerospace studies courses.

Capt Flores-Lombay is a native of Willimantic, Connecticut. He earned his commission through AFROTC upon graduation from Central Connecticut State University and entered the United States Air Force in 2013 as an Intelligence Officer. He started his career as the Chief of Operations at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ. There he supported C-17 and KC-10 operations during OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE and OPERATION RESOLUTE SUPPORT. Prior to his current position, he was assigned as the Chief of Intelligence for the 90th Missile Wing supporting 150 Minuteman III nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles.


2013 Bachelor of Arts in History, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT 2020 Master of Higher Education Administration, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY


1. October 2013 – June 2014, Student, Goodfellow AFB, TX
2. June 2014 – May 2017, Chief of Intelligence Standards and Evaluations, 305th Operations Support Squadron, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst AFB, NJ
3. June 2017 – June 2020, Chief of Intelligence, 90th Operations Support Squadron, Francis E. Warren AFB, WY
4. July 2020 – Present, Operations Flight Commander, AFROTC Det 535, Syracuse University, NY


  • Air Force Commendation Medal
  • Air Force Achievement Medal
  • Meritorious Unit Award with one Oak Leaf Cluster
  • Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • Global War On Terrorism Service Medal
  • Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
  • Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon
  • Air Force Longevity Service


Second Lieutenant – May 2013
First Lieutenant – July 2015
Captain – July 2017