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COLONEL DONNA LUCCHESE

 

 
Colonel Donna Lucchese, originally from Louisville Kentucky, graduated from the University of Louisville in 1978 with a degree in Political Science.  She was also commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force in 1978 through the University of Louisville Air Force Reserve Officer Training Program.  Colonel Lucchese served 25 years in the military, primarily as an Intelligence Officer, in various locations throughout the United States to include two tours at the Pentagon and overseas in Guam and Spain.  In 1991, she deployed to Turkey in support of Operation DESERT STORM (the first Gulf War), where she was awarded the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service in Combat, and Operation PROVIDE COMFORT, where she received the Humanitarian Service Medal.   As an Intelligence Officer, she served at all levels of command—squadron, group, numbered air force, major command, joint command headquarters, headquarters Air Force, and at the national level with the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Colonel Lucchese also had two special duty assignments in the military’s professional military education system—she served as a Course Director at the Air Command and Staff College for Air Campaign Planning, also teaching military theory and war termination.  From 1998-2000, she served as a Squadron Commander at the Squadron Officer School, a leadership and teambuilding course for company grade officers.

While on active duty, she received a Masters of Science in Human Resources Management and completed all levels of Professional Military Education to include Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, Air War College, and the Army War College.

Colonel Lucchese retired from the Air Force in 2003 and, in 2004, joined the teaching staff at Nelson County High School as the Senior Aerospace Science Instructor.

 


 

SENIOR MASTER SERGEANT JAMES PFOST

 

 
Senior Master Sergeant Pfost was born in Van Wert, Ohio.  Being a military dependent, he grew up in Germany, Nebraska, and Kentucky.  He graduated from North Hardin High School, Radcliff, Kentucky in 1986.  He enlisted in the Air Force on 4 May 1987 and served in many positions including ICBM electro-mechanical maintenance technician, team chief, team training instructor, and a technical training instructor.  He also served as a space launch maintenance controller for the Titan II, Titan IV, and Atlas IIAS rockets.
 
Senior Master Sergeant Pfost served in special duty assignments as the chief military training leader for enlisted space and missile students and as the Chief of Military Training for Second Air Force where he oversaw the military training of over 44,000 Airmen annually.  Prior to assuming his current position he was superintendent of the 381st Training Group.

While on active duty, he received a Bachelor of Science in Management of Human Resources and an Associate in Applied Science in Electronic System Technology.  He also completed the USAF Noncommissioned Officer and Senior Noncommissioned Officer academies, as well as earning an Occupational Instructor Certification.

Senior Master Sergeant Pfost retired from the Air Force in 2007 and immediately joined the teaching staff at Nelson County High School as an Aerospace Science Instructor.

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