Board of Directors
AFROTC GRADUATE, USAF Pilot (Command pilot with over 900 combat flying hours), various assignments that included Combat Crew Aircraft Commander AC-47; T-37 Instructor Pilot, UPT Academic Instructor; Chief of Social Actions for Moody AFB; Drug Education Field Team Commander; DOD Training Officer for the Royal Laotian Air Force; Military Attaché/Embassy Pilot; KC-135A Aircraft Commander; Flight Commander; Branch Chief; Squadron Operations Officer; Squadron Commander; and Command Post Controller. Business and public service includes Founder/Owner/Chief Executive Officer, MBJ, Inc.; City Council Member, Centennial, CO; and Mayor Pro Tem Centennial, CO. Petitioned the Colorado Legislature to rename I - 70 Interstate Highway in Colorado to The Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Trail. Led chapter committee in the formation of the Tuskegee Airmen of Colorado Display at Denver International Airport. Successfully established two HLHJ $50,000.00 scholarship endowments with the University of Denver and the University of Colorado. Worked with the Colorado Legislature to proclaim the fourth Thursday of every March to be recognized as Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day in Colorado. Winner of the TAI Noel F. Parrish Award 2017.
Immediate Past Chairman
A 1954 graduate of Tuskegee Institute AL and the recipient of an Air Force Commission as a Second Lieutenant, Lowell entered Active Duty Pilot Training at Marana AB Arizona in 1955. There he completed Primary pilot training and was transferred to and received his wings with Class 56-O at Laughlin AFB Texas in 1956. Over his 24 Years of active duty, he flew a variety of Trainer and Fighter aircraft including a 100 mission tour flying the F -105 Thunderchief in Vietnam. He earned over 14 medals and badges including the Legion of Merit, the Distinguish Flying Cross, The Bronze Star Medal, and a number of Air Medals. He had many active duty command and control positions, primarily in the U S Air Defense Command. His final position was Director of Operational Inspections, NORAD. Upon retirement from the Air Force, he worked for a “Floppy Disc” Manufacturing Co. where he retired as Vice President. He did a number of years of volunteer service for the Local School District, the City of Colorado Springs, El Paso County and the Regional Development Community. He is an old car enthusiast, an avid woodworker, a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and has held several key positions in the Hubert L. “Hooks” Jones Chapter, TAI.
Mark retired from the United States Air Force (USAF) with over 4500 hours in over 40 aircraft types. He is a graduate and former Deputy Commandant of the USAF Test Pilot School and is also an Associate Fellow and former Board Member with the Society of Experimental Test Pilots. After leaving the Air Force, he spent 7 years as a NASA Research Project Manager, and is the only African American to ever become a Research Pilot at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center. He is also a Community Emergency Response Team volunteer with El Paso County. Dickerson holds a BS degree in Engineering Physics from Cornell University, an MS degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Stanford, and an MBA from Regis University.
John spent most of his professional career working for IBM for 32 years in various positions including Consulting Services Marketing, Systems Integration Manager, Executive Briefing Program Manager and Marketing Manager. After his IBM career, he was co-founder and marketing director of a business presentations consulting firm. John’s spare time has included performing in the Peak to Peak Chorale, teaching cross-country skiing and winter camping for the Colorado Mountain Club as well as leading various outdoor trips throughout the year. He has prior board of directors’ experience with a couple of environmental organizations in Missouri.
Thad Wolfe graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1964 and from The University of Wyoming in 1969 with a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering. He completed military service as a Lieutenant General and Vice Commander of Air Combat Command having served in a variety of line and staff positions including flying, nuclear operations and command and control, intelligence, and development engineering. His joint assignments included the Defense Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, and the Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff.
Wolfe worked for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) for eight years where he was General Manager of the Enterprise Security Solutions Business Unit; and Senior Vice President and Account Manager in SAIC’s Strategies Group. Prior to SAIC, he was interim CEO of Western Research Institute (WRI) as well as Director and Vice Chairman of the Board of WRI.
John earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Alabama and an MBA in Management and Economics from Samford University. He was an Adjunct Professor Aerospace Studies at the Embry-Riddle European Campus from 1986 to 1992. His military awards and decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross, Vietnam Service Medal 4 devices, the Air Medal 28 devices, the Aerial Achievement Medal and Honorary Wings of the Dominican Republic Air Force. He is a member of the Daedalians, the Air Commando Association, the A-37 Association, the Wild Weasel Association and the Rocky Mountain Shipwrights club.
A resident of Colorado since 1977, Pat has been a member, and supporter, of HLHJ Chapter for over 15 years. She has held the office of Parliamentarian for two terms and is currently serving a third, non-consecutive, term in that position. She is an avid tennis fan, an ardent Seahawks fan and enjoys reading novels for pleasure. Pat is married to Lowell Bell and shares with him a daughter (and son-in-law), son, and six grandchildren.
Jacquelyn is a graduate from Hutto High School of Bainbridge, GA and went on to earn a BS degree in Home Economics, Family and Consumer Science from Tuskegee Institute AL. She spent many years in the classroom as a substitute and classroom teacher. One of her most memorable experiences is her teaching the Formation of Technology at Crooms Academy in Sanford Florida. She continued her career as she moved about the states and abroad with her husband, Lt. Col. Robert. L. Nicholson USAF (DEC.) who was also an early member of the Hubert L.”Hooks” Jones Chapter. She is retired and has two sons, a daughter and two grandchildren. She currently enjoys the frequent meetings with her local Home Economic Group.
Documented Original Tuskegee Airman (DOTA)
Frank’s love of flying started at the age of four when neighbor girls brought him to the Alexander Aircraft Company, north of Colorado Springs. Frank graduated from Colorado Springs High School, known today as Palmer High School where he is a member of their Alumni Hall of Fame. While in high school, Frank first soloed with the U.S. Civil Air Patrol at Pine Valley Airport, located at the United States Air Force Academy. Frank continued flight training during World War II at the famed Tuskegee Institute. In 1946 Frank returned to Colorado Springs, contributing to the community in many ways. Today, Frank is one of a dwindling number of DOTAs, but he is tireless in his efforts to keep the Tuskegee legacy alive, encouraging kids and adults alike by sharing his slice of history.
William Eric Mosley
Mile High Flight Program Director
Captain William Eric Mosley is the proud son of original Tuskegee Airman, John W. Mosley. At a very early age, Mosley senior instilled in his son, the importance of service before self, hard work and the pursuit of excellence. Captain Mosley, a distinguished graduate from the Air Force ROTC program at Colorado State University, completed Undergraduate Pilot Training in 1982. Mosley served 20 years on active and reserve duty in the United States Air Force, upgraded to Instructor and Flight Examiner and earned his Command Pilot wings. He was hired by United Airlines in 1990 and has flown several aircraft, including the Boeing 727, Boeing 737, Boeing 777 and the Airbus 319 and 320. In addition to his duties as a United Airlines “line pilot”, Captain Mosley is privileged to be part of the team who recruit and hire the next generation of pilots to fly the “friendly skies”. Mosley, a Distinguished Alumnus from the Kent Denver School, has received several awards and commendations, including the United Airlines “United We Care” Chairman’s Award For Excellence, and the Tuskegee Airmen’s Noel Parish Award.
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