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Captain Nicholas A. Vallera

Assistant Professor, Operations Flight Commander of AFROTC Detachment 750
Phone: 610-660-3190

Captain Nicholas A. Vallera is currently an Assisant Professor of Aerospace Science at Air Force ROTC Detachment 750 at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA.  He is also the Operations Flight Commander responsible for training and mentoring cadets through the Air Force’s primary commissioning source.
Captain Vallera entered the Air Force as a Personnel Officer in 2010 after commissioning through the ROTC program at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.  Captain Vallera’s first duty station was Tinker AFB, OK where he served as a Manpower Requirements Officer in the 5th Manpower Requirements Squadron and Officer in Charge of Career Development in the 72d Force Support Squadron.


  • 2010  Bachelor of Arts in History, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
  • 2010 Force Support Officer Course, Keesler AFB, MS
  • 2011  Air & Space Basic Course, Maxwell AFB, AL
  • 2013  Master of Arts in History, American Military University, Charles Town, WV


Professional Experience

  • June 2010 - July 2012, Manpower Requirements Officer, 5th Manpower Requirements Squadron, Tinker AFB, OK
  • Aug 2012 - July 2013, Chief, Career Development, 72d Force Support Squadron, Tinker AFB, OK
  • July 2013 – July 2014, Education Flight Commander, AFROTC Detachment 750, St Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA
  • July 2014 – Current, Operations Flight Commander, AFROTC Detachment 750, St Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA

Grants and Awards

  • Air Force Commendation Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Air Force Longevity Service Medal
  • Air Force Training Ribbon