Lieutenant Colonel Bret Peters, Operations Officer

Lieutenant Colonel Peters is the Operations Officer and Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies of Air Force ROTC Detachment 592 at UNC Charlotte. In this capacity, he leads a cadre of officers and enlisted members responsible for recruiting, educating, training and motivating officer candidates for the United States Air Force. He also served as the Professor of Aerospace Studies and Commander of Air Force ROTC Detachment 035 at Fresno State University/ CSU Fresno.

Prior to his Air Force ROTC assignments, he served as a C-130H Mission Navigator assigned to the 156th Airlift Squadron, Charlotte ANG, NC. Lieutenant Colonel Peters was most recently deployed as the Assistant Director of Operations for the 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, Ali Al Salem AB, Kuwait. He led a total force team providing tactical airlift, electronic warfare, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and operational support capability throughout Southwest Asia.  Lieutenant Colonel Peters graduated from Shaw University in 1998 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. In 2016, he graduated from Pfeiffer University with a Master’s Degree in Leadership. He has served in a variety of leadership capacities from the Squadron and Group levels, to Headquarters NC National Guard culminating in his current position as an Operations Officer.  As a Mission Navigator, he was responsible for flying airdrop and airland operations of troops and equipment, frequently under NVGs and in all levels of combat. He is a Senior Navigator, with over 1,000 hours (250 combat hours) in direct support of major operations including Operations JOINT FORGE, CORONET OAK, NOBLE EAGLE, ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM, most recently in Operations FREEDOM’s SENTINEL and INHERENT RESOLVE.

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