Phone: (775) 677-5499, ext 32620
Degrees and Certifications:
EDUCATION 2013 - Juris Doctor, Suffolk University Law School 2001 - Masters of Military Operational Art and Science, Air University 1996 - Master's of Aeronautical Sciences, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 1987 - Bachelor's of Science, International Affairs, Russian Area Studies, United States Air Force Academy CERTIFICATIONS 1. Nevada Teacher Credentials 2. FAA Commercial Pilot and Certified Flight Instructor 3. Member, Massachusetts and New Hampshire Bar Association
Lieutenant Colonel D’Amico began his military career in the United States Army in 1981, enlisting after high school graduation and serving as a helicopter repair specialist before accepting an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy. His last assignment prior to retirement from active duty was Commander, 559th Flying Training Squadron at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio Texas. After retirement, Lt Col D’Amico served as Director of Operations for Doss Aviation Initial Flight Screening Program, charged with screening 2,000 future Air Force aviators annually prior to their attending Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training or Joint Undergraduate Navigator Training. In 2010, he was selected to be the Senior Aerospace Science Instructor at Lowell High School, Lowell, Massachusetts with a cadet corps of almost 400 students. He joined the North Valleys High School AFJROTC team in August 2016.
After graduation from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1987, Lt Col D’Amico completed Undergraduate Pilot Training at Williams Air Force Base, Arizona. Over the next 7 years, he served as B-52G/H pilot, evaluator pilot, and aircraft commander in various locations including Andersen AFB, Guam, Carswell AFB, Texas and Castle AFB, California. He deployed in 1990 in support of Operation Desert Storm. After serving as T-37 Instructor Pilot and Chief of Squadron Standardization and Evaluation in Del Rio, Texas, Lt Col D’Amico was selected to serve as Assistant Air Attaché to Ukraine, working at the U.S. Embassy in Kiev, Ukraine as advisor to the U.S. Ambassador, U.S. Defense Attaché, and U.S. Country Team.
Upon return to the United States, Lt Col D’Amico attended the U.S. Air Force Air Command and Staff College with a Master’s in Military Operational Art and Science. He then served as T-38 Instructor and Evaluator Pilot and Chief of Group Standardization and Evaluation Division, in charge of standardizing training and instruction of all the Group’s instructors across five different aircraft training programs. Lt Col D’Amico is a Command Pilot and FAA Certified Flight Instructor with more than 4000 flying and instructor hours in the B-52G/H, T-37, T-38, C-12, Diamond DA-20, Piper Comanche and Cessna aircraft.
Major Awards and Decorations:
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal w/ 2 devices
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal w/ 1 device
Air Force Achievement Medal w/ 1 device
Army Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award w/ Valor
Air Force Good Conduct Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal w/ 2 devices
1998 Distinguished Graduate, Defense Language Institute, Ukrainian Language Training
1987 Military Distinction, top 10%, U.S. Air Force Academy