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Lieutenant Colonel Paul D. Bozzo is the Operations Flight Commander of AFROTC Detachment 270 and Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.


Lieutenant Colonel Bozzo is a 2004 graduate of Kettering University and entered the Air Force via Officer Training School. Prior to entering the military, he worked as an engineer for an international aerospace company where he streamlined production lines and led prototyping efforts.


Lieutenant Colonel Bozzo has flown the UH-1N and Mi-17 serving as an instructor and evaluator pilot with more than 2,400 flight hours.



2004 Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering, Kettering University, Flint, MI
2007 Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, AL
2012 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, AL             
2012 Master of Arts in International Relations, San Antonio, TX                              
2018 Master of Military OperationalArt and Science, Maxwell AFB, AL 


Oct 2006 - Dec 2007, Casual/Undergraduate Pilot Training, 71 FTW, Vance AFB, OK
Jan 2008 – Jan 2009, Undergraduate Pilot Training Helicopters, 23 FTS, Fort Rucker AIN, AL
Jan 2009 – Jul 2009, UH-1N Training, 512 RS, Kirtland AFB, NM
Jul 2009 – Oct 2013, Training Officer/Chief of Scheduling/Flight Commander, 1 HS, Joint Base Andrews, MD
Nov 2013 – Oct 2014, Chief of Group Safety, 838 AEAG, Shindand AFB, Shindand, Afghanistan
Jan 2015 – May 2015, Chief of Training, 40 HS, Malmstrom AFB, MT
May 2015 – Nov 2017, Chief of Tactics and Plans, 582 OSS Det 4, Malmstrom AFB, MT
Nov 2017 – Jun 2018, Assistant Director of Operations, 54 HS, Minot AFB, ND
Jun 2018 – Jun 2019, Chief of Group Standards and Evaluations, 582 HG, Minot AFB, ND
Jun 2019 – Jun 2020, Detachment 5 Commander, 582 OSS, Minot AFB, ND                                                      
Jun 2020 – Present, Operations Flt Commander and Assistant Prof of Aerospace Studies, AFROTC Det 270, Kansas State Univ, KS


Rating: Evaluator Pilot

Flight Hours: More than 2,400

Aircraft flow: T-6, UH-1H, TH-1H, UH-1N, Mi-8, Mi-17


Meritorious Service Medal                                                                                   
Air Medal                                                                                                                     
Air Force/Army Commendation Medal 
Air Force Achievement Medal                                                                                                                                                  


Second Lieutenant               29 Sept 2006 

First Lieutenant                   29 Sept 2008

Captain                               29 Sept 2010

Major                                  1 Nov 2016 

Lieutenant Colonel               1 June 2021



(Current as of August 2021)