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