Operations Flight Commander

operations flight commander 

Captain Ian M. Sylvester is Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Detachment 645, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. He recruits, trains, motivates and counsels highly qualified young men and women as prospective Air Force Officers.  He promotes Air Force career opportunities to university and high school students, faculty, parents and Administrators.  He also instructs college courses on the history, doctrine and operation of the U.S. Air Force. 

Capt Sylvester was commissioned through the University of Minnesota, Duluth, Reserve Officer Training Corps program in 2011. He spent his first two operational assignments as a nuclear missile operations officer. Prior to his current assignment, he served Chief of Operations, Standardization and Evaluation, 341st Operations Group, 341st Missile Wing, Malmstrom AFB, Mont. In this position, he was responsible for assessing mission-readiness of the wing’s 280 combat crew, instructor and senior staff officers.



Education

2011  bachelor of arts history, university of minnesota, duluth
2012  intercontinental ballistic missile operations initial
2013  master of arts military studies, american military university, W. VA.
2015  graduate certificate nuclear weapon effects, proliferation, and policy, Air force Institute of Technology, Wright Patterson aFB, Datyon, Ohio


MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Combat Readiness Medal with one oak leaf
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal w "N" device

 



Assignments

1. January 2012 - July 2012, Student, 392d Training Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, California

2. July 2012 – August 2013, Missile Combat Crew Member, 319th Missile Squadron,   90th Missile Wing, F. E. Warren AFB, Wyo.

3. August 2013 – September 2014, Missile Combat Crew Evaluator, 90th Operations Group, 90th Missile Wing, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo.

4. September 2014 – August 2016, Squadron Instructor, 10th Missile Squadron, 341st Missile Wing, Malmstrom AFB, Mont.

5. August 2016 – November 2016, Chief of Operations, Standardization and Evaluation, 341st Operations Group, 341st Missile Wing, Malmstrom AFB, Mont.

6. November 2016 – Present, Associate Professor of Aerospace Studies, AFROTC Det 645, The Ohio State University, OH