Capt Nicholas Carnovale Biography
In 2008, Captain Nicholas Carnovale received his B.S. in Business Management from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He received his commission as a Second Lieutenant from the Air Force Academy in 2008.
His first duty assignment was Vandenberg Air force Base, California at the 392d Training Squadron as a Space and Missile student. He then attended the Defense Acquisition University in Dayton, OH and completed the Fundamentals of Acquisition Management course. In 2009, he was assigned to the Global Positioning Systems Wing, Los Angeles AFB, El Segundo, CA. There he served as an Acquisition Program Manager and procured the new Advanced Control Segment (OCX) for the Global Positioning System Constellation. After a 7 day try out he was selected to be one of the first Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Officers. In 2010, he was assigned to Detachment 3, 342 Training Squadron, Hurlburt Field, FL. In 2011, upon completion of the TACP training pipeline he was assigned to the 9th Air Support Operations Squadron, Fort Hood, TX. Captain Carnovale served as an Air Liaison Officer and Unit Deployment Manager.
Captain Carnovale deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Regional Command East in 2011. He served as an Air Liaison Officer, delivering air power to Task Force Bronco, 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division; Task Force Bulldog, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armor Division and the 1st Cavalry Division.
Currently, Captain Carnovale is assigned as Recruiting Flight Commander at Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 045, San José State University, San José CA. Additionally, Captain Carnovale is an Aerospace Studies Instructor.
2008 Bachelor of Sciences in Business Management, United States Air Force Academy, CO
2008 Undergraduate Space Training
2009 Fundamentals of Acquisition Management, Defense Acquisition University
2011 Tactical Air Control Party Apprentice Course, Hurlburt Field, FL
2011 Joint Firepower Course, Nellis AFB, NV
2011 Air Liaison Officer Qualification Course, Nellis AFB, NV
2011 Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape, Fairchild AFB, WA
2011 Joint Fires Observer Course, Fort Sill, OK
2011 Special Operations Combatives Course, Fort Hood, TX
Apr 2009 – Mar 2010: Acquisitions Program Manager, GPSW, Los Angeles AFB, CA
Mar 2011 – July 2013: Air Liaison Officer, 9th Air Support Operations Squadron, Fort Hood, TX
July 2013 – Present: Recruiting Flight Commander and AFROTC Instructor, Det 045, San José State University, San Jose, CA
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Army Commendation Medal
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
National Defense Service Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
Air Force Longevity Service Award with oak leaf cluster
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
Air Force Training Ribbon
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
First Lieutenant 28 May 2010
Captain 28 May 2012