Biography for John Piccotti


 John Piccotti was born in Amarillo, TX on December 2, 1965. He is a graduate of Capital High School in Boise, Idaho and attended military training for the U.S. Air Force at The University of Northern Colorado. He was the Detachment 090 Corps Commander, received the Professor of Aerospace Studies Excellence Award, and was named Distinguished Graduate (top 10%) from his Air Force training. He was selected as Departmental Scholar from the School of Business Administration and a member of The Golden Key National Honor Society.

 His other notable achievements include: lead qualified Instructor Navigator 3,500 flight hours, Mission Commander for Hurricane Georges relief in Puerto Rico, forward deployed Airlift Director for Hurricane Mitch relief in Honduras, 374th Wing Airlift Director Pacific Air Forces, Air Advisor US Army Southern Command, Air Advisor Battle Command and Staff Training US Army Southern Command, Joint Services battle planner Yokota, AB Japan, three oversees tours, four rotations in The Persian Gulf, eleven deployments within hostile fire zones, three deployments to combat zones, graduate of Squadron Officer’s School, and Flight Commander of the most award winning flight in the 36th Airlift Squadron.

    Awards and decorations: Meritorious Service Medal, four Aerial Achievement Medals, three Air Force Commendation Medals, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Combat Readiness Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Short Tour Ribbon, two Long Tour Ribbons, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Award, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, and the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award. He earned an honorable discharge from the USAF upon the successful completion of his military service commitment, and then departed the USAF in June 2001 to embark on his next adventure.

        In post military life he would continue to serve The United States and humanity. He earned his Master’s degree with academic honors (Merit) from the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at The University of Sydney, Australia in 2005. Since then he has committed himself to the study of peace and conflict with emphasis on the current War on Terror. His most recent accomplishment is the publication of his book, “The Cooper Report: facing the real truth about September 11”. The book links the tragic events of September 11 to the ambitions of Central European extremists and their desire to gain position in world affairs opposite the United States. It is a brilliantly written eye-opening service in understanding the current conflict.