Defense

February 5, 2013

Air ForceF selects primary, alternate test pilot school candidates

More than 50 Air Force officers have been selected as primary or alternate Air Force and Navy test pilot school selectees, and one will attend the Epner Test Pilot School in France, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Feb. 1.

“Selectees, identified during the 2012 selection board, will fill July 2013 and January 2014 classes,” Howard Peterson, AFPC pipeline and trainer assignments.

The program exists to develop specially trained pilots, combat systems officers, flight test engineers and remotely piloted aircraft pilots to monitor, manage, and perform flight tests on research, experimental or production-type aerospace vehicles and weapon systems, Peterson said.

“Graduates have profound strategic impact on the development of future combat capabilities,” “so selection is highly competitive,” Peterson explained. “Program graduates are future senior leaders who will help shape our national security, so identifying the right people for this opportunity was critical.”

 

Fighter Pilot Selectees

Capt. Luke R. Haywas

Capt. Michael R. Heiman

Capt. George E. Cannon III

Capt. Adam A. Hafez

Capt. Corey J. Florendo

Capt. Christopher S. Nations

Capt. Sean Richardson

 

Fighter Pilot Alternate

Capt. James A. Divine

Capt. Adam J. Vogel

 

Multi-Engine Pilot Selectees

Capt. Sean O. Siddiqui

Capt. Nicholas P. LaPlant

Capt. Travis J. Vance

Capt. Derek S. Marchlewicz

Capt. Partrick L. Ris

Capt. Kevin F. Meyerhof

Capt. Clifton M. Bell

 

Multi-Engine Pilot Alternates

Capt. Christopher Wickline

Capt. Matthew E. Swaby

 

CSO/WSO/EWO S Selectees

Capt. Jonathan S. Williams

Capt. Robert A. Newton

Capt. Matthew J. Harris

 

CSO Alternate

Capt. James S. McDonald

 

RPA Selectees

Capt. Ryan D. Finlayson

Capt. Jack W. Rhodes III

 

RPA Alternate

Capt. Dennis M. Strasser

 

Flight Test Engineer Selectees

Capt. Michael S. Bellis

1st Lt. Jonathan D. White

Capt. Jeffery S. Dennison

Capt. Daniel L. Nelson

Capt. Cole T. Russell

Capt. Joshua A. Duckett

2nd Lt. Nicholas A. Olson

Capt. Matthew M. McCormack

Capt. Denise M. Michaels

Capt. Jeremiah D. Johnson

Capt. Christopher L. Jerome

Capt. Kenneth D. Lebay

Capt. Sarah Summers

 

Flight Test Engineer Alternate

1st Lt. Donald C. Koeniguer

Capt. Jonathan B. Wing

Capt. Christopher J. Hull

Capt. Christopher M. Grover

Capt. Jorge G. Padro

Capt. Terra J. Kier

1st Lt. Joshua C. Thomas

 

AFIT/TPS Selectees

Capt. Kurt D. MacAlon

Capt. John A. Trombett V

Capt. Zachary A. Probst

 

U.S. Navy Test Pilot School Selectees

Maj. Frederic Lathrop

Capt. Kevin G. Storm

 

Helicopter Alternate

Capt. Daniel L. Garrson

 

EPNER Test Pilot School, France

Capt. Robert F. Thornton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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