Joseph N. Peterson
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Captain Joseph N. Peterson was born in Tuskgee, Alabama to
the proud parents of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph and Jessie Peterson of Hampton Virginia.
Captain Peterson was a member of the Thunderbirds Precision Flight Demonstration Team
during early 1980 after serving as their narrator in 1979.
He graduated from Auburn University in 1971 with a B.S Degree in marketing. He was
commissioned as a second Lieutenant after completing the Airforce ROTC Program and earned
his wings at William's Airforce Base where he later served as an instructor pilot and
became chief of Training.
He was a distinguished graduate of the Squadrons Officer Training School. He was later
transferred to the Republic of Korea where he was an f-4E flight Commander as an air to
air instructor pilot with over 3300 hours in Jet Aircraft.
He held several awards, including the Meritorious Service medal.
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