I am retired Lieutenant Colonel Charles Olander, one of three Air Force Junior ROTC instructors at Mira Mesa High School.
I served in the United States Air Force for 28 years, primarily in financial management. I have been stationed in Colorado (three times), Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Alabama, Nevada, and at Edwards Air Force Base in California, as well as Germany and England.
I am originally from Massachusetts, and still have family living in New England. After my retirement from the Air Force I became an Air Force Junior ROTC instructor at Lowell High School in Lowell MA. When my family and I moved to California I became an Air Force Junior ROTC instructor at Vista High School in Vista CA until I assumed my present position here at Mira Mesa High School.
I am available at 7:00 AM Monday through Friday and after school from 2:30 - 4:00 PM Wednesday and Friday.