Lt Colonel Christopher T. Sebora is the Operations Officer, AFROTC Detachment 720 and Associate Professor of Aerospace Studies, Pennsylvania State University, University Park Pennsylvania. He is responsible for educating, training, and motivating officer candidates for the United States Air Force.
Lt Colonel Sebora entered the Air Force after graduating with a degree in Geography from the University of Nebraska through the Air Force Officer Training School program at Maxwell AFB, AL in 1996. Upon completion of OTS, Lt Colonel Sebora attended Joint Undergraduate Navigator Training at Randolph AFB, TX, where he earned is wings in 1998. He went on to become a C-130 Instructor at Dyess AFB, TX. He then served as a T-43A instructor and evaluator at Joint Undergraduate Navigator School. He has completed staff tours at 603 Air Operations Center, Ramstein, Germany, Air Combat Command Headquarters, and Eighteenth Air Force. Lt Col Sebora also served four years, as Flight Commander, in the Illinois Air National Guard. Lt Col Sebora is a Senior Navigator with more than 1,600 flying hours in the C-130 E/H, T-1A, and T-43A and has 281 combat hours during Operation Enduring Freedom, Southern Watch, and Operation Joint Forge.
Lt Colonel Sebora assumed his present position in January 2017.
1995 Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE.
2003 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL.
2007 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2010 Masters in Transportation Management and Logistics, American Military University, WV.
1. March 1997 – September 1997, Student, Aviation Preflight Indoctrination, NAS Pensacola, FL.
2. October 1997 – May 1998, Student, Undergraduate Navigator Training, Randolph AFB, TX.
3. November 1998 – March 1999, Student, C-130 Basic Qualification Training, Little Rock AFB, AR.
4. April 1999 – September 2003, C-130 E/H Instructor Navigator and Deputy Chief Current Operations, 317th Airlift Group, Dyess AFB, TX.
5. October 2003 – June 2007, Instructor, Evaluator and Flight Commander, Undergraduate Navigator Training, Randolph AFB, TX.
6. June 2007 – June 2010, Airlift Plans Flight Commander, Assistant Director of Operations, 603 Air Operations Center, Ramstein Germany.
7. June 2010 – November 2011, Deputy Chief, Air Operations Center Requirements Branch, Langley AFB, VA.
8. May 2012 – June 2016, Flight Commander, Logistics, Maintenance, and Airlift Flights, Illinois Air National Guard, Springfield, IL.
9. June 2016 – Present, Operations Officer, AFROTC Detachment 720 and Professor of Aerospace Studies, Pennsylvania State University, PA.
Rating: Senior Navigator
Flight Hours: Over 1,600 including 283.8 combat hours
Aircraft Flown: T-43A, T-1A, and C-130E/H
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor and three oak leaf clusters
Combat Readiness Medal
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Kosovo Campaign Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Dec. 6, 1996
First Lieutenant Dec. 6, 1998
Captain Dec. 6, 2000
Major Aug. 1, 2006
Lieutenant Colonel Oct. 1, 2013
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