INFORMATION MANAGEMENT OFFICER
AAS C/Col John Dickey
Commander and IM Officer
Raised in the small, humble town of Clover, SC, AAS C/Col John Dickey is the oldest of four siblings. Growing up, he caught an early interest in soccer and long distance running, the latter becoming his favorite hobby throughout high school and into college.
John joined AFROTC in August of 2016 and pledged for AAS later that semester to push himself outside of his comfort zone and to give back to the community through selfless service. He felt AAS improved bonds within his detachment through camaraderie and teamwork, and he met some of his best friends through his candidate class.
John also believes AAS has provided him with crucial skills needed to succeed in AFROTC, the Air Force, and beyond. Viewing AAS as a means of maximizing his potential and a chance to contribute to something much greater than himself, he is continuously looking for ways to innovate the Society both as a whole and for his squadron. Aside from being the Squadron Commander and IM Officer, John is also the incumbent AAS National Business Chairman. He has previously served as National Parliamentarian, Area III Parliamentarian, Area-Region III Webmaster, Squadron Public Affairs Officer, and Squadron Webmaster.
Currently a junior majoring in public health, John aspires to commission into the Air Force in May of 2020 as an intelligence officer, public affairs officer, or logistics readiness officer. He looks up to his late grandfather, Capt Robert K. Dickey, as his main source of inspiration, in addition to all others who have provided service, both past and present, in our nation's defense.
In his free time John enjoys running, hiking, playing card games (especially Uno), and watching comedy shows/movies.