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Lieutenant Colonel Justin Cook

Deputy Director, Geospatial Science & Sr. Instructor of Geosciences

Department of Economics & Geosciences

Lt Col Cook
Contact Information

(719) 333-2864



Lieutenant Colonel Justin Cook is the Deputy Director of Geospatial Science and a Senior Instructor of Geosciences. He is originally from Dunwoody, Georgia and has served as a KC-135 pilot in the Air Force since graduating from Pennsylvania State University in 2005.


M.A, Applied Geography, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (2015)

M.S., International Relations, Troy University (2010)

B.S., Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University

Professional Experience

Deputy Director of Geospatial Science and Senior Instructor of Geosciences, US Air Force Academy, CO, 04/2022 – present

Director of GEOINT and Senior Instructor of Geosciences, US Air Force Academy, CO, 12/2015 – 07/2018

International Military Student Officer and KC-135 Formal Training Unit Evaluator Pilot, Altus AFB, OK, 07/2012 – 07/2014

Flight Commander, Executive Officer, and KC-135 Instructor Pilot, Seymour Johnson AFB, NC, 05/2008 – 07/2012

Pilot Training Student, Laughlin AFB, TX and Altus AFB, OK, 09/2006 – 05/2008

Executive Officer, Andrews AFB, MD, 02/2006 – 09/2006

Research and Scholarly Interests

Population and health geography