Clete W. KnaubClete W. Knaub

Assistant Professor of Aviation and Business
B.S. Montana State University
M.S. University of North Dakota, M.S.
M.S. Air Force Institute of Technology
Phone: 406.238.7370
Office: Aviation Hall 101C


Clete is a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel. He was an aircraft maintenance officer and has worked on A-10, B-1, B-52, C-17, F-16, and KC-135 aircraft. He was commander of the 5th Maintenance Squadron composed of 270 people who performed heavy maintenance on the B-52.  Professor Knaub then commanded the 740 person 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and was assigned control of 28 B-1 bombers. Throughout his career he has supervised thousands of people and has deployed around the world setting up flight line maintenance operations in many different locations. He brings a great deal of leadership and management experience to the academic world and believes sharing this knowledge with RMC students to be his most important responsibility and privilege.

Professional Memberships

Sigma Iota Epsilon (honorary management fraternity), University Aviation Association

Courses taught

AVS 307: FBO and General Aviation Operations
AVS 308: Aviation Safety
AVS 317: Aircraft Power Plants
AVS 318: Advanced Aircraft Systems
AVS 405: Air Transportation and Flight Operations
ECO 201: Principles of Macroeconomics