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Air Force Safety Officer

Tucson, Arizona, United States
August 18, 2018

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Roger H. Benninger

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Tucson, AZ 85750

520-***-**** (c)

Career aviation professional. Combat Fighter Instructor in four fighter weapons systems and international experience as Pilot in Command and Instructor in Luxury Private Jet Charter operations across North America.


MA, Human Relations, University of Oklahoma

BA, Sociology, University of Wisconsin

Graduate, USC/USAF Accident Investigation Course

Graduate, USAFE, Tactical Leadership Programme


Flying Time Summary Total Time – 16,400 hours Instructor Time – 14,500 hours

Fighter/Trainer (T-37A, T-38A, T-38B) 300

Fighter/Interceptor (T-33A, F-106B) 3500

Fighter/Bomber (F-111A, F-111E) 1300

Fighter/Multi-Role (F-5E, F-16A, F-16C) 1500

Learjet 60 (Level D Simulator) 6500

Challenger 601 (Level D Simulator) 2500

Learjet 60 / Challenger 601 600


Combat Staff Officer, 12th Air Force Headquarters, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ

Direct all Latin America combat exercise initiatives for interactive force deployment, Panama, Uruguay

F-16 Safety Officer, USAF Safety Center, Norton AFB, CA

Validate safety issues and review accidents for F-16 worldwide. Lowest accident rate in two decades.

Chief, Weapons and Tactics, 7th Air Force, Osan AB, South Korea

Direct the employment of 3000 aircraft in execution of theater war plan. Prioritize war plan targets.

F-16 Fighter Pilot / LANTIRN Project Officer, 388 TFW, Hill AFB, UT

Architect of low-altitude infrared training program, securing EPA and Pentagon approvals.

F-5E Fighter Instructor / Exchange Officer, Fuerza Aerea Mexicana, Santa Lucia AB, Mexico

Selectively-assigned, single-source advisor for Mexican military operations for counter-drug operations.

F-5E International Fighter Instructor, 425 TFTS, Williams AFB, AZ

Instructed students from 30 nations in all elements of combat fighter tactics and weapons delivery.

F-111E Fighter Instructor, 77TFS, RAF Upper Heyford, United Kingdom

Supervise training/instruction for nuclear weapons operations in support of NATO role against Warsaw Pact.

Fighter Interceptor Instructor, 5 FIS, Minot AFB, ND

Perform air intercept training in support of North America Air Defense (NORAD).


Wing Supervisor of Flying (SOF), Deployment Commander (Turkey, Spain), Range Control Officer (RCO),

Chief, Weapons & Tactics (Wing), Chief, Safety (Wing), Chief of Academics (Squadron), Awarded ORI Inspector General “Excellent”, Functional Check Flight (FCF) Pilot, Flight Commander (3 Squadrons), Large Force Employment Flight Lead (SME), Dissimilar Air Combat Tactics Instructor (4-Ship / 4 v Many), Chief of Security (Squadron).


F-35 Analyst, SME, Operational Test & Evaluation, Edwards AFB, CA

Part 142, International Jet Training, Flight Safety International, Tucson, AZ

Director of Aviation, California Aeronautical University, Bakersfield, CA

Distributed Training Operations Center, IA ANG, Des Moines, IA

Sentient / A-Squared Aviation Private Charter, Hollywood, CA

Special Forces Aerial Parachute Training, Pinal Air Park, AZ

Unmanned Ground School, Raytheon Contractor, United States Army, Ft Huachuca, AZ


USAF Meritorious Service Medal ( 4 Oak Leaf Clusters)

Squadron “Top Gun” (F-111, Bombing Accuracy)

Arizona Interscholastic Athletic Association (AIA) High School Basketball Official

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Adjunct Instructor, Aviation Crash Response

Youth Sports Coach, AYSO (soccer), YMCA (basketball), Little League (baseball)

Top 10% Graduate, USAF Undergraduate Pilot Training

Distinguished Graduate, USAF ROTC

Cadet Commander, USAF ROTC, University of Wisconsin

U.S. National University ROTC Pistol Team Champions, University of Wisconsin

Valedictorian, Lowell-Reeseville High School

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