B.S. Political Science, University of Scranton, 2006
M.A. Diplomacy, Norwich University, 2012
M.A. Philosophy, Columbia University, 2016
LTC Joseph Mazzocchi graduated from the University of Scranton and commissioned as an Armor Officer. Over his career, he has served in a series of command and staff positions and currently serves as the Professor of Military Science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. LTC Mazzocchi previously served as a Scout Platoon Leader and Executive Officer in Blackfoot Troop, 6th Squadron 4th U.S. Cavalry; the Commander of Comanche Troop, 1st Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment; the Commander of Warhorse Troop, 4th Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment; the Regimental Plans Officer for 2d Cavalry Regiment; both as an Instructor and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the United States Military Academy; a Squadron Operations Officer and the Regimental Operations Officer for 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, and most recently as a Strategic Innovator and Action Officer on the Army Talent Management Task Force at the Pentagon. LTC Mazzocchi has deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom three times, serving in Nuristan, Kunar, Zabul, and Kandahar Provinces. He has served overseas in Europe for nearly five years.
LTC Mazzocchi is a graduate of numerous military schools, including Armor Officer Basic Course, Scout Leaders Course, Armor Captains Career Course, Cavalry Leaders Course, and the Command and General Staff College.
LTC Mazzocchi holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science, a Master of Arts in Diplomacy, and a Master of Arts in Philosophy. Along with numerous awards and decorations, LTC Mazzocchi has earned the Bronze Star Medal (with 2x oak leaf clusters), the Combat Action Badge, the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (Gold), the Médaille de Marche de l’Armée (Luxembourg), and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with 4x campaign stars).
LTC Mazzocchi is married to LTC Hollie L. Ratajczyk, the Deputy State Surgeon for the Illinois National Guard. Together they have a Golden Doodle named Mable.