Recognized Connally/Harlingen Nav’s

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Col Joseph DeMinico USAF (Ret.)

  • Wall of Honor Location: Foil: 5 Panel: 2 Column: 2 Line: 80
  • Wall of Honor Level: Air and Space Friend
  • Honored by: Cynthia Schmitz Harlambakis

CURRICULUM VITAE: Thesis-length research project while at Plymouth State College that honed and crystallized my writing, research and computer skills:
Field-test of a practitioner-made instrument to measure the attitudes of educational decision-makers in New Hampshire on extended integration of technology-based learning strategies facilitated by well-trained and competent teachers (1997). Papers submitted to the document database of the Education Research Information Center (KR1C) Clearing House on Information and Technology at Syracuse, NY: A search for cognitive educational value in multimedia edutainment (1996) An opinion paper on school choice (1996).

Essay submitted for publication in the Atlantic Quarterly, a political science journal; [North Atlantic Treaty Organization] NATO airborne early warning systems (AWACS); How cost and technology sharing enhanced deterrence (1985)

Contributed to two policy papers while a Senior Fellow at The Atlantic Council of the
United States, 16161-1 Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006,
Defending peace and freedom: Toward strategic stability in the year 2000 (1985).
The president, the congress and foreign policy (1985).

Thesis-length research project while at the University of Oklahoma: Telephone crisis intervention: Theory and practice (1975).

EDUCATION: Plymouth State College, Plymouth NH 03264
Master of Education (May 1998) Major: Information Technology

Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433 Research Associate [MS equiv,] (June 1985) Major: International Relations

University of Oklahoma, Norman OK 73037 Master of Arts (June 1975) Major: Human Resources Relations

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park PA 16802 Bachelor of Science (June 1962) Major: Education and Science

OBJECTIVE Knowledge Management of Joint/DOD History Records.

MILITARY SERVICE: Colonel, US Air Force, retired. B-52 Navigator-Bombardier and
Vietnam War Veteran with 220 combat missions, including Operation Linebacker II in December 1972. Line operational flying with 5000 hours in B-52 aircraft. Hands-on staff officer experience at highest levels in USG as an international political-military affairs officer. Military Awards and Decorations: Defense Superior Service Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross (2), Legion of Merit, Air Medal (13), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2). July 1971-July 1991

JOINT/DOD EXPERIENCE: On-site Inspection Agency (OSIA) Dulles Airport DC. November 1990 Nominated by SECDEF/OSD for reassignment during Gulf war  US Central Command, MacDill AFB FL Jan. 1988-June 1991
Deputy Chief of Staff during Persian Gulf War
US Representative to Ethiopia during crisis.
Deputy Inspector General for Arabian Peninsula and East Africa.
Executive Assistant to the Commander-in-Chief.
Chief of Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Defense Operations.

Office of the SECDEF, The Pentagon, Washington DC July 1985-Dec. 1987
Policy Assistant to Secretary of Defense for TNF.
Executive Assistant to Assistant Secretary of Defense

Air Staff, The Pentagon, Washington DC June 1981-June 1984
Research Associates Program Director.
Doctrine and Concepts Development specialist
International Military-Political Affairs advisor.

Headquarters AirSouth, Italy May 1979-May 1981
General Defence Planner for NATO.
Wrote General Defence Plan for Southern Flank.

HQ Strategic Air Command, NE July 1971-April 1979
Aviation, Navigation and Technical Data specialist.
Standardization and Evaluation authority.

Candidate for US Congress 1992-1996. Teaching certificate, Real Estate license; FAA pilot’s license; sailor of single-design boats, youth ski instructor, and apprentice golf professional. Divorced. Two daughters and five grandchildren.

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