Representing the United States Air Force, Lieutenant Colonel
John Vitacca is a national defense fellow for 2009-2010 at CISAC.
John holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in
Marketing from Texas A&M University, a Master of Business Administration
degree in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Master of
Arts degree in Military Operational Art and Science from Air Command and Staff
College, Air University, Alabama. He is
a command pilot with over 3,400 flight hours in the B-2 and B-52, qualified as
both an instructor and evaluator pilot.
Prior to coming to CISAC, John served in various assignments including a
tour at the Pentagon as the Chief of the Global Persistent Attack Branch and the
B-2/Next Generation Bomber subject matter expert. Most recently, he was the Commander of the
393d Bomb Squadron at Whiteman Air Force Base, one of only two operational B-2
stealth bomber squadrons in the USAF.
His research at CISAC will focus on nuclear weapons policy issues.