Capt. John Cotman

Desert Lightning Team's Weekly Warrior Capt. John Cotman

Desert Lightning Team's Weekly Warrior Capt. John Cotman


Desert Lightning Team's Weekly Warrior:
Capt. John Cotman

Family:
Wife Anna and Daughter Liana

Hometown:
Ann Arbor, MI

Unit:
357th Fighter Squadron

Job title:
A flight commander, A-10 Instructor Pilot

Job description:
Monitor new student training and instruct new A-10 pilots going through the A-10 Initial Qualification Course.

Most rewarding job aspect:
Seeing new pilots develop into Attack pilots

Goals:
Continue to fly the Air Force's greatest Attack Aircraft

Hobbies:
Hiking, 4-wheeling, target/skeet shooting

Favorite performer:
N/A

Favorite dish:
Chipotle Burrito

I'm proudest of:
Being a Dad

Best asset:
Ability to focus on a task

Person I admire most:
Buzz Aldrin

Pet peeve:
Slow drivers

What I like most about D-M:
Lots to do outdoors, great weather

357th FS at a glance
Group Commander: Col Wielhouwer

Squadron commander: Lt Col Gabriel

First Sergeant: MSgt Reams

Squadron Motto: We Train the World's Finest Attack Pilots