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Captain John M. Pedro II


Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, Operations Flight Commander, AFROTC Detachment 218


  • Bachelor of Science, Aeronautical Technology, Purdue University, 2007
  • Associate Degree, Aircraft Maintenance Technology, Community College of the Air Force, 2007
  • Associate Degree, Aircraft Maintenance Technology, Vincennes University, 2004


  • Jul 2001 - Jun 2008, Pneudraulics System Mechanic KC-135R, 434 ARW, Grissom ARB, IN
  • Jun 2008 - Jul 2012, Quality Assurance Technician, 434 ARW, Grissom ARB, IN
  • Jul 2012 - Dec 2014, Fuels Flight Commander, 434 ARW, Grissom ARB, IN
  • Dec 2014 – Dec 2016, Deployment and Distribution Flight Commander, 434 ARW, Grissom ARB, IN
  • Dec 2016 – Jul 2017, Aerial Port Operations Flight Commander, 87 APS, Wright Patterson AFB, OH
  • Jul 2017 – Jul 2018, Recruiting Flight Commander, AFROTC Det 218, Terre Haute, IN
  • Jul 2018- Present, Operations Flight Commander, AFROTC Det 2018, Terre Haute, IN


  • Maintenance Resource Management Instructor, 434th Maintenance Group, 2010-2012
  • US Naval Sea Cadet Corp, Training Officer, Arleigh Burke Division, 2012
  • Wingman Day and SAPR small group leader, 434th Logistics Readiness Squadron, 2013-2015


Captain John Pedro is the Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies and Operations Flight Commander at Indiana State University, Air Force ROTC Detachment 218. He is responsible for recruiting, training and commissioning all AFROTC cadets on the host school campus, as well as cadets from three cross-town colleges in the Terre Haute region.

Capt Pedro received his commission through Officer Training School in 2012. He earned his FAA AirFrame and PowerPlant license from Vincennes University in 2004. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Technology from Purdue University in 2007.

Captain Pedro has deployed to Moron AB, Spain, Incirlik AB, Turkey, RAF Mildenhall, UK, and Andersen AFB, Guam for contingency operations during his career.

Information current as of 3 July 2019 and is subject to change