Lieutenant Colonel John Desarro is a part-time instructor of Aerospace Studies for the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 340 at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, joining the AF ROTC cadre in June 2016. In this position, he supports the Worcester Consortium with preparatory education for students aspiring to a commission in the United States Air Force.
He is a Cyberspace Operations officer in the Massachusetts Air National Guard, and serving currently as the Commander, 104th Communications Flight, Barnes ANG Base, Westfield, Massachusetts, as assigned in February 2003. In that position, he is responsible for the readiness, organization, training, and equipping of the Communications Flight, in support of the missions of the 104th Fighter Wing, Massachusetts Air National Guard, and United States Air Force.
He enlisted in the Maine ANG in May 1992, reaching the rank of Senior Airman. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in November 1995, and promoted to his current rank in 2012. He graduated from Air War College June 2014.