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Joseph E. Zeis Jr. is a graduate of the University of Dayton School of Law. He is a retired United States Air Force Colonel with over 26 years of service, and a Master Navigator, having flown the venerable F-111, F-4, F-15E and B-2. In his last active duty position in the Air Force, he commanded the 46th Test Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. In 2011, he was named Chair of the Ohio Aerospace and Business Aviation Advisory Council, guiding Ohio aerospace industry legislative and attraction strategy for 2 years. In addition, he serves as a Trustee of the Air Force Institute of Technology Foundation Board. Born and raised in the Washington, DC, area, he graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy. He holds Master’s Degrees in Aeronautical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology and in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. The author is a 1987 graduate of the United States Air Force Test Pilot School.

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