Major Kyle Blackman is the Operations Flight Commander, Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps Detachment 340 and Professor of Aerospace Studies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA. His responsibilities include overseeing the training of cadets to become officers in the United States Air Force.
Maj Blackman graduated from RPI (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) with a degree in Electronic, Media, Arts, and Communication. He received his commission through Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps earning a pilot slot and attended training at NAS Whiting.
Maj Blackman is a U-28A Instructor Pilot with 2,366 hours and 1,413 combat hrs. He has deployed 7 times and was also C-130H rated before training the U-28A. Most recently he was a flight commander with the 318th SOS located at Cannon AFB, NM.
2010 Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic, Media, Arts, and Communication, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
2016 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2018 Master’s degree in Operational Management, University of Arkansas
Nov 2010 - Feb 2012, Sudent Pilot, NAS Whiting
Feb 2012 – Dec 2012, Student Pilot, Vance AFB
Dec 2012 – Dec 2013, C-130H Pilot, Little Rock AFB
Dec 2013 – Oct 2017, U-28A Pilot, Hurlburt Field
Oct 2017 – Jul 2020, U-28A Pilot, Cannon AFB
Jul 2020 – Present, ROTC Instructor, Worcester MA
Rating: Instructor Pilot
Flight hours: 2,366 / 1,413 Combat
Aircraft flown: U-28A, C-130H, T-1, T-34C
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Medal with 9 Oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with C device
Air Force Achievement Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Oak leaf cluster
Iraq Campaign Medal with Oak leaf cluster